Automation

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Intelligent sensors for higher equipment performance

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.

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SAMS – The Smart Automation and Monitoring System

Increasing the efficiency of machines and plants requires powerful, multifunctional solutions that provide data on the machine condition in addition to the machine control. With the condition monitoring information obtained from this the performance of each machine and thus of the entire plant can be optimized

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conveyor system in lab tech

Automation of Life Science Equipment Manufacturing

The Corona pandemic created a huge demand for Covid testing equipment. To ramp up such a production volume can only be realized by the usage of automated production with machinery equipment. Also most of the components for lab analysis are produced in an automated manner along with the performance of lab analysis processes.

For the production of devices for blood analysis or for diagnosis of tissue samples as well as for the assembly of other medical devices automated processes increase both efficiency and reliability.

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Sensor solutions for lab equipment

Lab equipment assists diagnostic activities. It often consists of high tech systems which use a variety of components. Manufacturers of equipment often qualify standard sensors (“catalogue goods”) or modifications of standard sensors as component purchasing within a defined supplier management.

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Washing machine drive belt assembly

Application Spotlight: Drive belt assembly in washing machine production

Washing machines, dryers, refrigerators and other large household appliances are manufactured in complex, highly automated manufacturing processes.
But even in predominantly manual production and assembly processes, individual process steps can also be effectively automated. One example is the quality inspection of the drive belt assembly in a washing machine production.

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Intralogistics in Metalworking

In order to increase the utilization and overall system effectiveness of machine tools, the production engineers plan automation solutions for the automatic loading and unloading of workpieces in the CNC machining center or the CNC lathe. Machine tool builders offer appropriate automation equipment as an option when purchasing new machines.

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