Solutions for handling, transport and process monitoring
Solutions for handling, transport and process monitoring

Linked production systems consist of standard machines which are connected to each other by means of intralogistic fixtures and continuous conveyors. It is a especially economical concept, with low costs and few modifications to the system, both high-volume parts and lower volume part variants can be produced. At the same time the so-called "small process technology" needs to be state-of-the-art in order to reliably monitor loaders, ensure coolant and lubricant provision and keep an eye on levels in the hydraulic units. And: the ever shorter product development times and associated layout changes need to be easily accommodated.

Application examples

  • Monitoring grippers on gantry loaders

    With BMF magnetic field sensors

    The solution

    Pneumatically actuated grippers are often equipped with pistons and magnets for position detection of the gripper jaws. When this is the case, the gripping actions can be simply monitored using our magnetic cylinder sensors. Here's how it works: Insert sensors into the mounting slot. Slide to set the desired switching point. Tighten down: That's it.

    The features

    • Universal use on grippers and pneumatic cylinders
    • High functional security: switching point remains intact even when the sensor is replaced
    • The best hold thanks to metal fasteners
    Monitoring grippers on  gantry loaders
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  • Detecting end positions on gantry loaders

    With BES inductive sensors

    The solution

    Inductive sensors are used to reliably detect end positions on overhead loading systems. All you need to do is attach a metal switch lug at the desired position. This is detected by the sensors without contact to provide the controller with the correct switching signal.

    The features

    • Generous switching distance, simple installation
    • Non-contact and wear-free
    • Broad range of rugged, reliable sensors including mini-sizes for a variety of installation situations
    Detecting end positions on gantry loaders
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  • Controlling positioning of linear drives

    With BML magnetic encoders

    The solution

    Freely selectable target positions increase the flexibility of linear drives with integrated displacement measurement. The highly compact magnetic encoder is all that is needed to upgrade positioning drives including the position-controlled axis. And it is remarkably economical, since the system is easy to retrofit. In addition you can continuously evaluate the signal quality and system status or conveniently read it from the built-in LED. This assists installation, startup, normal operation as well as setup, when, for example, the machine needs to be changed over.

    The features

    • Extremely accurate, even at very low speeds
    • Non-contact and maintenance-free
    • Absolute interfaces: SSi and BiSS C
    Controlling positioning  of linear drives
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  • Monitoring levels on the hydraulic power unit

    With BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors

    The solution

    To reliably detect the hydraulic fluid fill level, you just need magnetostrictive fill level sensors with floats. These are fully encapsulated for ruggedness. They stand out with their precision and are designed for high sampling rates.

    Both analog signals (0...10 V or 4...20 mA) and IO-Link can be used as interfaces.

    The features

    • Made of corrosion-proof stainless steel with high surface quality
    • Continuous precise measurement in the μm range for highly accurate results
    Monitoring levels on the hydraulic power unit
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  • Detect process fluids and levels continuously or switching

    With BUS ultrasonic sensors

    The solution

    Depending on the version, you can use our analog ultrasonic sensors for 2-point switching or for continuous level control. You benefit from maximum flexibility in selecting your monitoring type.

    The features

    • Use one or two switching points, work with pure analog or analog measurement combined with two switching points
    • High flexibility, greater efficiency and high reliability for the application
    • Rectangular and cylindrical styles allow for greater freedom of design
    Detect process fluids  and levels continuously  or switching
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  • Leak detection

    With BCS capacitive sensors

    The solution

    Installing our capacitive sensors on a spacer attached to the catch tank floor is the most elegant solution to leak detection. The sensors record even the slightest fluid losses with absolute reliability.

    The features

    • High application security: detect non-conductive media in plastic or glass containers
    • Teachable using the wire connection
    • Easy to install on tubes using cable ties
    • Also available with IO-Link
    Leak detection
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  • Safe position detection

    With BES/BID safety switches/sensors

    The solution

    The safety switches and sensors offer you various operating principles: Inductive for non-contact safe detection of position and end-of-travel of metallic objects, electromechanical such as reed, or RFID-based for access or position security for both personal and machine protection.

    The features

    • Safety sensors and switches for a variety of applications
    • Rugged housing versions with LED function indicator
    • Suitable for safety applications up to PLe/SIL3
    • Savings of time and money plus prevention of errors thanks to standardized M12 connection technology
    • Reduced installation expense and space requirements
    • Also suitable for heavy protective equipment
    • Tamper-proofing
    • Insensitive to vibration and imprecise door guiding
    Safe position detection
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  • Reliably stop machines at critical times

    With BAM ES safety command devices

    The solution

    To be sure that in emergency situations machine hazards can be prevented or reduced, safety command devices such as E-Stop or E-Off units must be used. As a supplementary measure an E-Stop device must always be available – whether during installation, while running or during maintenance.

    The features

    • Reliable disconnection of the power supply
    • Positive opening operation compliant with IEC 60947-5-1, Addendum K
    • Plug-in connection with M12 (5-pin)
    • Turn-to-release mushroom pushbutton
    • High degree of protection against dust and water
    • Compact housing, easy installation
    Reliably stop machines at critical times
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