Intelligent sensors for the smart factory
How modern production concepts and Industry 4.0 solutions can profit from intelligent sensors in many different ways is something Balluff will be showing in the form of two new photoelectric sensors. These versatile units combine different measuring principles in one device and provide the switching signal via IO-Link as well as information about the sensor status and current ambient conditions. Since the operating modes of the sensors can also be changed on-the-fly over IO-Link, very different objects can be detected under changing operating conditions. This makes production flexible while quickly adapting to changing requirements.