Karosseriebau - Punktgenau mit messbarer Effizient
Karosseriebau - Punktgenau mit messbarer Effizient

Industrial robots are an integral part of bodyshop. Around the clock they fit individual components together into self-supporting bodyshells by means of welding, riveting and gluing – with the highest precision, greatest possible repeat accuracy and absolute reliability.

The especially rugged solutions from Balluff are also absolutely reliable. Tailored for bodyshop, they are indifferent to weld splatter, welding currents, magnetic fields and high temperatures.

Application examples

 

 

  • Rapid disconnection of power and signals on rotary storage units

    Rapid disconnection of power and signals on rotary storage units

    The solution

    Rely on inductive couplers when every- thing on the rotary storage unit needs to happen as fast as possible and energy and signal transmission needs to be reliable. These non-contacting systems provide power to your sensors and monitoring data over an air gap.

    The quick-disconnect units ensure prompt replacement of the charge carriers – they are simple to install, maintenance-free and reliable. In short: the proven, wear-free alternative to traditional connection technology.

    The features

    • No mechanical wear, thus high equipment up-time
    • Quick-disconnect units for ease of handling
    • Plug-and-play for simple installation
    • Flexible installation: an angular offset is possible between base and remote
    Rapid disconnection of power and signals on rotary storage units
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  • Checking stack heights on rack element towers

    Checking stack heights on rack element towers

    The solution

    On rack element towers our photoelectric distance sensors precisely monitor the stack height of the welding sheets. Installed above the stack, they use light time-of-flight to determine the available supply fast and with precision.

    The analog output signal indicates the number of remaining parts. So you always have the overview – from a central location: your robots always have sufficient material to weld. And you can replenish the empty tower without any loss of time.

    The features

    • Virtually independent of color, material and reflectivity of the object
    • Generous working range up to maximum 5 m
    • Distance-proportional analog output signal
    • Laser class 1, requires no additional protective measures
    Checking stack heights on rack element towers
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  • Monitoring conditions in welding equipment

    Monitoring conditions in welding equipment

    The solution

    Our weld-immune sensors and cables offer you process security for welding environments, so that you can reliably monitor clamping states. This is especially relevant when protective devices for the sensors are not possible or not allowed to be used.

    We also offer weld field immune induc- tive sensors for installation directly near welding tongs or electrodes.

    The features

    • High functional reliability thanks to robust steel housing
    • Extremely long service life thanks to special PTFE coating
    • Ideally suited for applications with changing objects (steel, aluminum, brass, copper)
    • Compact form factors for easy installation and integration
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  • Efficiently positioning welding electrodes

    Efficiently positioning welding electrodes

    The solution

    To perfectly join chassis parts in fully automated spot welding systems, we have the answers. Our inductive positioning systems help to precisely position the electrodes prior to welding. This means you can control the welding process even more efficiently. The sensor installed on the spot welder generates all the parameters and algorithms needed for spot welding.

    The features

    • Exact and energy-efficient welding by exactly positioning the electrodes
    • Non-contact measurement with passive position markers
    • Simple to install, compact form factor for restricted spaces
    • Optimal useful- to overall length ratio
    Efficiently positioning welding electrodes
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  • Managing welding currents and electromagnetic noise fields

    Managing welding currents and electromagnetic noise fields

    The solution

    We offer a complete family of network modules that have been developed for harsh welding environments: IO-Link masters with 8 IO-Link ports for 16 in- and outputs as well as IO-Link sensor/actuator hubs with expansion port.

    The weld-immune modules made of fiberglass reinforced plastic can reliably handle weld splatter, welding currents and electromagnetic fields. And ensure secure signal transmission even in the presence of disruptive environmental influences.

    The features

    • Resistant to welding currents and electromagnetic noise fields
    • Eight IO-Link ports to connect all IO-Link devices
    • Economical: up to 240 configurable in-/outputs on a single network node
    • Flexible: with expansion port for connecting an IO-Link valve interface or IO-Link sensor/actuator hub
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