In metaIworking production there are two drivers for automated workpiece handling: Cost reduction by increasing the utilization degree of machine tools and the shortage of skilled workers. At machining centers the automated loading and unloading of workpieces saves precious machining time and therefore increases OEE. Up to now the positionsRead more
In industrial production so far sensors and actuators have been integrated into applications via “hard wired” cables. Now however, with increasing automation degree and technological progress wireless communication enters the up to now conservative field of industrial productionRead more
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
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