Concentrated expertise for industrial automation
Industry 4.0 requires the availability of all relevant data in real time
and the ability to derive the optimal value-added stream from them at any time.
We ensure the availability of this data. Balluff sensors and identification systems collect, transport and interpret data and ensure that they are transferred to superior systems.
Industry 4.0 requires intelligent production systems. You will get the necessary technologies from us. We provide you with assistance for the conception, development and realization of individual solutions in the most varied industrial sectors. As a reliable partner for industrial automation, we work alongside you to increase the efficiency and profitability of your processes, making you more competitive.
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.
Pressure sensors for monitoring clamping pressure are used to guarantee that the workpiece and tool are held securely. However, they are also ideal for monitoring process media such as coolant and lubricant, hydraulic oils and pneumatics.
Parameter data can be transferred and duplicated automatically from the control unit. Time and cost savings can be achieved, as well as error reduction during commissioning.
Thanks to the central parameterization of the IO-Link pressure sensors, direct access is not necessary, the sensors can therefore be installed in the best position for measurement. This saves installation effort and ensures the highest machine availability. The parameter date can be transferred and duplicated automatically from the control unit, offering the user time and const savings as well as error reduction during commissioning.
Along with matching sensors from Balluff, poka-yoke guarantees a transparent process because all of the data can be traced making targeted error management possible.
RFID systems record every process step in full. Whether parts, materials or equipment used - all information is automatically documented and available to you in real time. Typical weak points can be identified early and appropriate measures can be taken.
Production becomes more reliable, correction runs become faster and adjustments to meet changing requirements are possible at any time.
BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors from Balluff with real-time Ethernet interfaces offer many advantages for machine construction. This is because they enable particularly fast, precise and absolute measurement of position and speed.
For this reason, they are suitable for use wherever high control dynamics and accuracy are required. For example, the integration of these measuring systems into the controller and the replacement of parameters through the defined protocols is easy and time-saving.
RFID enables data storage directly on the workpiece and increases flexibility of production. All the parameters and production steps can be directly stored to take this burden off the central controller. This makes it possible for the workpiece or workpiece carrier to report directly on the machine. The machine then adjusts to the requirements of that workpiece, such as the reciepe or size of a packaging unit.
RFID enables data storage to be positioned directly on the workpiece, increasing the flexibility of your production. All the parameters and production steps can be directly stored here to take this burden off the central controller.
The production is automated: The workpiece or the workpiece carrier report directly on the machine. The machine then adjusts to the requirements of that workpiece, such as the reciepe or size of a packaging unit.
A reliable and clean power supply is essential for demanding industrial automation systems. To ensure that your systems run efficiently and without interference and machines, Balluff offers high-performance power supply units.
They were specifically developed for automation. Thanks to the status display and heartbeat function, you can always tell when a device needs to be replaced. This enables better maintenance planning and therefore higher availability.
For you this means: You only utilize optimum performance.
Mold-ID from Balluff guarantees optimum tool utilization through precise tracing, for example, for injection molds in injection molding machines.
Since every tool is identified, incorrect assignments and missing forms are a thing of the past. Counting production cycles enables predictive tool maintenance.
You will benefit from longer running times, reliable operation and high productivity for your systems. This also improves profitability.
RFID from Balluff supports you in designing manufacturing processes in the context of quality assurance with particular efficiency.
RFID systems record all data that arises along the value-added chain. This data can be harnessed for operators. For example, it is possible to examine only workpieces from a very specific production line or shift.