Machine & Plant Engineering

27 posts

Power Supplies in decentralized installations

When we talk about automation our main focus is on controllers, sensors and actuators. But also power supplies and connectors are important componts for the efficient setup and success of automation solutions. Power supplies with condition monitoring functions can help you to improve the lifetime of your system

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Optimize Utilization and Increase Transparency with RFID

Unscheduled downtimes in production due to worn out or unserviced molds in machines can cause high costs and are a well-known problem for a lot of companies. In order to prevent these issues and optimize the use of their injection molds, a Swiss chocolate mold producer installed a predictive maintenance system via industrial RFID technology.

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Clamp Control of Tools and Workpieces

In Metalworking, the clamping status of tools and workpieces are monitored in many applications. Typically, inductive sensors are used to control this. Three positions are usually detected: Unclamped, clamped with object, and clamped without object. The sensor position is mechanically adjusted to the application so the correct clamping process and clamping status is detected with a proper switch point.

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Non-Contact Infrared Temperature Sensor with IO-Link – Enabler for Industry 4.0

This post is about a non-contact infrared temperature sensor. You will read about the benefits for modern production processes that involve objects with very high temperature. Typical applications for this kind of sensors are in metallurgy and glass production. Everywhere liquid or molten metals is present and being processed.

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Tool-ID meets Track & Trace

In this contribution you can read about what technical prerequisites have to be met for RFID to play such an important role in tool identifi cation and workpiece tracking, and what RFID means for modern production. Tool Identification and Workpiece Tracking RFID – A key technology in modern production Tool-ID

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