Intelligent I4.0 sensors provide flexibility and transparency in production
The Digital Factory requires intelligent sensors to enrich equipment models with real data and to gain clarity over equipment and production status. As the "eyes and ears" of automation intelligent sensors like the new photoelectric multi-function sensor BOS 21M ADCAP collect and process information right where it originates. Furthermore, by doing so via IO-Link they are able to provide far more data than just the switching signal.
This includes data for service life and load level. As well as damage detection environmental information, such as temperature, contamination or quality of the alignment with the target object. This type of information forms the basis for condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.
The preparation and pre-processing of the acquired detection signals in the sensor make complex programming in the system controller unnecessary and reduce data load on the fieldbus systems.
Since IO-Link lets you change the sensing principle of the BOS 21M ADCAP on-the-fly, entirely different objects can be detected under changing operating conditions. This ensures ease of operation with no expertise needed and fast format changes. Therefore, systems and machines can be used far more flexibly than before.
The BOS 21M ADCAP with its trailblazing functions and properties gives you completely new solution approaches for the Digital Factory and the Industry 4.0 world.