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
Industrial processes often need to be carried out in a hazardous atmosphere or when hazardous materials such as explosive gases, dust or flammable liquids are present. Such substances can be ignited by sufficient energy coming from sources like electrical sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces. The equipment installed in these areas must therefore be planned such that it does not represent an ignition source.Read more
For monitoring functionality in industrial processes two aspects are relevant: Environmental awareness and self awareness. Environmental awareness analyzes impacts which are provided by the environment (e.g. ambient temperature).Read more