Smart diagnostics increas reliability
When it comes to Industry 4.0, generating, transporting and processing information are indispensable parts of the process. This makes local intelligent sensors all the more important. Our opto-electronic multifunction sensors record real operation conditions and collect and process information. Via IO-Link, they provide far more data than just the switching signal.
The BOS 21M ADCAP multi-function sensor with LED red light is ideal for optimally positioning your workpieces for assembly. To meet your functionality requirements, you can use IO-Link to conveniently select between four different sensor modes. These allow you to utilize the best and most reliable detection method depending on your application.
The sensor simultaneously sends diagnostic data as well. Now you can evaluate the light emissivity value and detect increasing contamination of the sensor. In this way, maintenance and cleaning schedules can be designed so that the sensor is cleaned before malfunctions occur. You also know whether the sensors are still optimally adjusted after a cleaning.
But the BOS 21M ADCAP can do even more: it continuously monitors the light beam transmitted by LED for luminosity and brightness, almost entirely eliminating faulty sensor switching. The built-in count function with various counting and reset modes also allows the controller to check quantities without any additional programming effort.
If your detection requirements are even more demanding, Balluff offers a photoelectric High-Precision Laser (BOS 21M HPL) with numerous additional functions. Thanks to various detection and processing modes, this high-performer also detects complex objects and tiny details with precision.