To protect expensive die-sets, sensors are frequently integrated into to the tool itself for die protection or in-die sensing. Many people use hard-wired home run cables to connect these sensors to the press control. These connections are easily and regularly damaged causing downtime and repair costs.
With the inductive BIC couplers from Balluff, the sensors are supplied with power. Moreover, the contact-free system transfers data recorded by the sensors between the tool and press controller. In this way, the system ensures that you can change tools in an automated way, that is, without manual connection of plug connectors.