The powertrain determines how good and reliable a vehicle will eventually be on the road because the powertrain is where the vehicle's power is generated. All the more important for you to maintain your quality in this production phase. This can be done using Balluff's comprehensive expertise. Our products have been used successfully for decades wherever motor, transmission, axles and controller come together in various configurations in the powertrain.
For the frequent changing of clamping tools in the machining center we offer Tool-ID as an extremely efficient solution. Tool-ID automatically reads all the tool data without contact and stores it on a data carrier affixed to the tool holder. Continuous checks ensure maximum tool quality, provide for timely regrinding and prevent premature discarding. And changing is fast.
You save money since your inventory level is reduced and can be configured exactly as needed.
Our high-speed RFID system ensures tracking of the circulating stock of your automated assembly system. The flexible BIS V processor unit uses high-speed read/write heads to process large data quantities in the shortest possible time. These are 8 times faster than the global standard ISO 15693, so that the cycle times are reduced and yield rates are increased. In short, you can put full reliance on the system because, for quality assurance, it records the entire production process and stores all the data.
If you want to flexibly visualize the production process directly on the production line, you can use our SmartLight: an LED stack light with a virtually unlimited performance range. The SmartLight displays trends and tendencies, so that you can continually monitor various stages. It can be set on-the-fly with no mechanical alterations. With such flexibility you optimize cycle times and know in advance whether bottlenecks or maintenance tasks are expected.
When it comes to machine processes performed on the engine block, the mechanical multiple position limit switches from Balluff reliably switch even if metal chips accumulate on the active surface. The maintenance-free, self-lubricating plunger guide guarantees reliable function of the switches, so that you can count on high equipment up-time and profitability in the production process because the engine block and the tool are always correctly positioned for exact machining.
In modern machining centers our photoelectric distance sensors allow you to correctly machine all the workpieces as they are automatically loaded, for example by loading robots. The sensors check for the correct working position. At the speed of light they determine whether a workpiece is in the clamping position and ensure its location with extreme precision. Their glass optics and metal housing make them resistant to coolants and lubricants.