Powertrain
Powertrain

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.

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  • Automatically identify and manage tools

    Automatically identify and manage tools

    The solution

    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.

    The features

    • Automated data exchange between machine and tools
    • Paperless tool information always available
    • Fewer tool changes and optimal tool utilization
    • Reliable tool life monitoring and minimal scrap
    Automatically identify and manage tools
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  • Reliable parts tracking in production and assembly

    Reliable parts tracking in production and assembly

    The solution

    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.

    The features

    • Space for all the information with matchlessly generous storage capacity up to 128 kB
    • Decentralized data retention for the highest security
    • Transparent – all the data available in real time
    • Flexible – RFID and sensors can be combined using integrated IO-Link master
    Reliable parts tracking in production and assembly
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  • Flexibly visualize production sequences

    Flexibly visualize production sequences

    The solution

    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.

    The features

    • Maximum flexibility: Colors and zones can be individually configured for number, size and color definition
    • No mechanical alterations: Mode changing (level, run light and stack light modes) on-the-fly
    • Simple connection and rapid installation with a 3-conductor sensor cable
    • Versatile: available in three sizes, also with acoustic signaling
    Flexibly visualize production sequences
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  • Positioning assembly and conveying equipment

    Positioning assembly and conveying equipment

    The solution

    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.

    The features

    • Robust housing for extreme applications
    • Flawless function even in the presence of chips and aggressive coolants and lubricants
    • Insensitive to vibration and high temperatures
    • Maintenance-free, self-lubricating plunger guide for long service life
    Positioning assembly and conveying equipment
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  • Measure positions at the speed of light

    Measure positions at the speed of light

    The solution

    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.

    The features

    • Generous range up to 6 m
    • Emitter and receiver in one housing, no additional reflectors needed
    • High emitting power for long service life and infrequent cleaning intervals
    • Background suppression settable across the entire working range
    Measure positions at the speed of light
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