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
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.
Usually, optical laser measurement systems or radar sensors are used for displacement and distance measurements over long distances of up to several hundred meters. However, these optical distance sensors do not work reliable in the long term under all environmental conditionsRead more
In Metalworking a significant part of the products are realized by forming and stamping processes, especially for series applications. The monitoring technology for press control has achieved a remarkable progress within the last years.
Optimized cycle rates lead to increased productivity and output. At the same time, there is a rising risk of asset damage, especially if unexpected errors occur. Automated protection of the tools and dies helps to increase OEE. Sensors for process monitoring are key elements.Read more
This post is about a special designed capacitive proximity Sensor rated for high-temperature and high-pressure to detect the resin fill level inside the Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM Process) mould.Read more
In times of increasing cost and time pressure there is a growing need of standardized processes. This trend has also an impact on the supply chain between producers and suppliers, where traceability became more and more important within the last few years.Read more