In many applications, identical IO-Link devices are used in close proximity to each other.
If one of these IO-Link devices has to be replaced, e.g. due to a defect, confusion can arise.
SAMS components offer the possibility to connect internal digital or analog signals directly to the physical pins 2 and 4 of the connector.
This is helpful, for example, if the cycle time of the entire topology consisting of IO-Link cycle, network cycle and PLC cycle is too time-critical for certain signals and the signals need to be transferred faster for a smooth process.Read more
There are several reasons to outsource certain tasks from a higher-level control system and have them performed directly in the devices in the field. Reducing the control code and thus reducing memory space and cycle times can, for example, increase the efficiency of the systemRead more
In order to significantly increase the efficiency and effectiveness of machines and systems, much more information is required from the machine level about the status of the components and the status of the machines themselves, as well as more functionality in individual components.Read more
This blog post discusses the challenges and special requirements for automation components in a semiconductor manufacturing environment.Read more
As user of SAMS products you are able to program the threshold individually for each of this three smart features of condition monitoring, vibration, humidity & temperatureRead more
The signal quality information can support you as the user of Smart Automation and Monitoring System (SAMS) products during setup of the machine as well as predictive maintenance during operation.Read more
Imaging methods are increasingly used in industrial productions of electronic components and devices. This blog post discusses the benefits and gives some examples, where machine vision helped to improve process and product quality.Read more
Powerful, smart sensors and multifunctional solutions are the precondition for increasing the overall system efficiency (OEE). Smart sensors from Balluff provide optimal support because they not only fulfill a primary measurement task, but also provide up to 16 additional condition monitoring features for self-diagnosis and the environmental condition at the installation site.Read more
In “classical” industrial automation (factory automation) standardized sensors control the manufacturing processes. The automation of laboratory tasks (lab automation) demands additional requirementsRead more