Industrial robots are an integral part of bodywork. 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 bodywork, they are indifferent to weld splatter, welding currents, magnetic fields and high temperatures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.