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 Smart Sensors
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
As user of SAMS products you are able to program the threshold individually for each of this three smart features of condition monitoring, vibration, humidity & temperatureRead 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
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
All sensors of our Smart Automation and Monitoring System SAMS do have temperature measurement on board. Why you should utilize this smart sensor function in your application, I will explain in this postRead 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