Balluff BOS 21M Photoelectric Sensor Family with IO-Link

Red light sensor in rugged metal housings The BOS 21M photoelectric sensor family with IO-Link offers you a variety of application possibilities, including those in harsh industrial environments. That is because their rugged metal housing delivers both IP67 and IP69K protection and Ecolab approval. Photoelectric Sensor Features Highly visible red light for easy alignment IO-Link […]

Wireless Tank Level Monitoring

Reduce unplanned downtime and keep production running smoothly by continuously monitoring remote and mobile tanks and totes.  Application: Monitor levels inside storage tanks Challenges: Multiple storage tanks in remote and hard-to-reach locations Solution: K50U Ultrasonic Sensors and Q45U Wireless Nodes paired with a DXM100 Wireless Controller Benefits: Remote monitoring of up to 16 tanks from a central or mobile […]

OEE Improved with Banner Engineering Wireless Gateways

Wireless sensors count the inputs and outputs and send the counts to the DXM Controller.  Banner Engineering’s Part Counting Application Banner Engineering’s Wireless part counting application enables LEAN initiatives by providing the ability to measure and analyze OEE metrics of availability, performance, and quality to compare how your process/machine is performing against an ideal state. […]

Safe Work Solutions from Banner Engineering

Innovative Solutions for Unprecedented Times Companies around the world are quickly adapting to the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The need is immediate and Banner Engineering is ready to help. Safe work solutions help companies meet and overcome the challenges they face today so they can more effectively serve and support their customers, […]

Laser Marking for Zero-Defect Traceability

HOW TO DEVELOP TRACEABILITY SOLUTIONS FOR INDUSTRY 4.0 USING SAFE MARKING AND IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS The term traceability is included in quality standards across different sectors. In DIN EN ISO 9001, it says that organizations should identify their products and services uniquely using suitable means – to the extent that it is necessary to ensure their […]

Balluff IO-Link Network Modules

IO-Link enables bidirectional communication on any fieldbus network from the control level down to the field device (sensor, actuator). What is IO-Link With an IO-Link master you can connect a variety of different IO-Link devices. Multiple IO-Link masters can be networked together over all commonly used fieldbuses. The development of the distributed modular I/O architecture […]

Industry 4.0 with SMC IO-Link Products

Expand Your Communications to the Lowest Level Sensors with SMC Fieldbus & Serial Interface Products. Constantly optimize your production processes with IO-Link compatible products from SMC. IO-Link is the first standardized I/O technology worldwide (IEC 61131-9) for communication with sensors and actuators. Use a point-to-point connection (no bus couplers or conditioning modules) to an IO-Link master (see below) […]

RFID for Cobot Intelligence

RFID is an evolution from the simpler presence sensors. RFID: Tool Tracking Solutions “Ultimately, wireless technology has boosted the brain power of robots. Think RFID from Balluff. In many applications RFID can be seen as an evolution from the simpler presence sensors. Now, instead of just identifying that something is present, we can identify with […]

OEE: Overall Equipment Effectiveness in Industry 4.0

The real value of OEE comes from interpreting the losses incurred due to availability, performance, or quality. By focusing on these losses, and more importantly, by taking action to reduce these losses, your OEE score will naturally improve. For factories to enjoy optimal OEE, device connectivity is essential in order to collect precise data. Several […]

Simplify End-of-Arm (EOM) Tooling with IO-Link

Inductive Couplers for Discrete Sensors: Quickly connect up to eight sensors without physical contact. When quick or frequent wiring changes need to be made, inductive couplers can provide a fast and error-free way to connect multiple discrete PNP sensors. Balluff offers two versions to meet your specific application needs. The version in an M18 cylindrical […]