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
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
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
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
Overview of smart sensor functions & diagnostic options at components of the Smart Automation and Monitoring System SAMSRead more
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 optimizedRead more
Like most industries, the hydraulics industry also had to cope with the pandemic in 2020, although a recovery was already noticeable during the year. This could be because a broad range of applications and industries are served – and the industry is successfully taking on the current challenges of energyRead more
Introduction When we work with classification or regression models we are seeking to predict either a discrete value, or a value along a continuum. The accuracy of these models is implicit in the metric we use when training: either in the cost function during the actual training, or something likeRead more