Vulkanisierung
Vulkanisierung

Precision for every single step

To ensure that the critical process of vulcanization of the green tire in the curing press runs properly, Balluff offers you optimal solutions for every single step. Each of these solutions contributes its part to process reliability.

You get the highest precision in forming the green tire under high pressure and at high temperatures: whether you use our ultrasonic sensors for detecting the tires in the press, or you are monitoring the pressure of the pneumatic lines using our pressure sensors. Or whether you are ensuring controlled closing of the presses using our magnetostrictive linear position sensors.

Applications

  • Monitoring vulcanization pressure

    Using BSP pressure transmitters

    Pressure sensors from Balluff ensure reliable pressure monitoring during vulcanization and thereby contribute to process reliability. Our solutions can be installed in the hydraulic board or attached to the pneumatic lines. Available are both pressure transmitters and pressure sensors with display from which you read current values. Both sensor types feature reliable measurement technology. Their rotating housing enables flexible installation and their VDMA conformal programming ensures convenient operation.

    Features

    • Extended temperature range
    • Stainless steel housing
    • With IO-Link interface, can be installed right where the action takes place while taking up little space
    Monitoring vulcanization pressure
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  • Simply connect and start lowering costs

    With BNI IO-Link valve interfaces

    All the pneumatic lines come together in the control cabinet. With our IO-Link valve interfaces you use a simple industry standard cable to connect decentralized valve terminals to the controller. This makes it easy to control the reliable movement of the pneumatic cylinders. You also simplify installation, since IO-Link needs only an unshielded 3- or 4-conductor cable. This minimizes effort and expense, saves cable and tube material and reduces your costs.

    Features

    • Compact adapter housing, ideal for tight spaces
    • For various applications, pin compatible with a wide range of valve terminals
    • IO-Link means noise-immune signals
    Simply connect and start lowering costs
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  • Tire detection for process reliability

    With BUS ultrasonic sensors

    When loading and unloading the press with the help of grippers, you need to check whether there is already a tire on the gripper. This is monitored by our ultrasonic sensors. These contamination-proof sensors detect the tire without contact and regardless of its color or surface composition. In this way our ultrasonic sensors are critical in the trouble-free loading and unloading of the curing press. Bottom line: greater process reliability.

    Features

    • Diagnostics capability with IO-Link interface
    • Unaffected by smoke or dust
    Tire detection for process reliability
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  • Detect vulcanization progress at a glance

    With BNI SmartLight stack lights

    Do you need to know what the current status of the vulcanization process is at all times? No problem with the SmartLight LED stack light. Its color spectrum is individually definable and can be changed on-the-fly. All the sensor signals are collected by an IO-Link master module which controls the stack light. This lets you see at a glance when the vulcanization process should be finished. So that you can introduce the next process steps without wasting time.

    Features

    • Always be informed of progress and trends
    • Individually definable, versatile color spectrum
    • Display can be changed on-the-fly with no mechanical changes – thanks to IO-Link
    Detect vulcanization progress at a glance
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  • Monitor position of the gripper arms

    With BMP magnetic field positioning systems

    Balluff magnetic field positioning systems are ideal for monitoring the position of the gripper arms when loading and unloading the curing press. They reliably monitor travel of the pneumatic cylinders in the grippers. This means you can position different tire dimensions easily in the tire press, so that the next steps for vulcanization can be introduced. These contamination-proof sensors are non-contacting and therefore wear-free.

    Features

    • Impervious to contamination
    • Very good electromagnetic compatibility
    • Reliable results with application-specific linearity and repeat accuracy
    • Wear-free
    • With IO-Link interface
    Monitor position of the gripper arms
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  • Reliable closing movement

    With BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors

    Our magnetostrictive linear position sensors guarantee you reliable and secure closing movement of the curing press. These repeat-accurate systems ensure precision and consistently high quality. Even under high temperatures and strong vibrations. Because our systems in the IP67 sealed aluminum housing are highly rugged. Good to know: They provide absolute measurement without the need for a homing move, for rapid and trouble-free startup.

    Features

    • Profile housing for easy installation
    • Temperature rated nnResistant to shock, vibration and contamination
    • Available with a variety of interfaces
    Reliable closing movement
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