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 photoelectronic multi-function BOS 21M ADCAP, collect and process information right where it originates. And via IO-Link they provide far more data than just the switching signal.
This includes data for service life, load level and damage detection, environmental information such as temperature, and contamination or quality of the alignment with the target object. This 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. This allows systems and machines to be used far more flexibly than before.
The BOS 21M ADCAP with its trailblazing functions and properties gives you completely new approaches for the Digital Factory and the Industry 4.0 world.