Information exchange across all manufacturing levels ensures optimum performance in the entire process.
Networks with IO-Link optimize the exchange of information
The requirements for industrial networks are extensive and diverse. Increasingly higher data volumes and complex communication require powerful and reliable components that are capable of transporting information across all levels.
This is especially true if high protection types, robustness, use at high temperatures or special interfaces and connections for maximum security are needed.
The intelligent combination of powerful industrial networks with the IO-Link communications standard enables reliable and flexible information exchange under the most diverse areas of application.
Network Blocks: Field bus and network technologies of the future
For the highest performance
The ever increasing demand for greater speed, flexibility, efficiency, and variability in production requires seamless communication from the sensor to the Internet. The result is a growing amount of data within the production processes. This demands components which can make this information available. At the same time an infrastructure is required which transports the data across all levels
Network Switches: Efficient network design with Ethernet switch technology
Optimum infrastructure for complex networks
The Ethernet-based network systems are increasingly gaining significance in industrial automation. Balluff offers diverse portfolio of Ethernet-based systems and network components for machine and system design– for example, Profinet and Ethernet/IP.
To enable you to easily link all Ethernet system components, Balluff offers a complete solution.
The most important benefits
- A versatile Ethernet-based systems and network components
- Complete system for linking Ethernet system components.
I/O Blocks: Reliable signal transmission, even under extreme conditions
Efficient transport of signals
I/O blocks from Balluff connect discrete and analog I/O sensors and actuators to the control level via a fieldbus or network. The number of lines is substantially reduced by the use of the blocks.
I/O blocks offer additional functions for signal preprocessing and expanded diagnostic options. Different designs and connection techniques enable solutions for a wide variety of applications, even under the most extreme environmental conditions.
- Simple to install
- Efficient configuration
- Continuous diagnostics
- Individual solutions through a variety of designs and connection techniques
- Suitable for use under extreme environmental conditions
Memory Modules: Logging and saving various parameters
Memory modules have a built-in data storage memory, thereby fulfilling the function of a removable data carrier.
Information carriers with built-in data storage
Many parameters can be logged and saved on the modules. Paramaters such as: the operating data of the tool through the histogram of the temperature level in operation, the required power level, the number of tool cycles, and the error messages in the tool.
In this way, operating data and supplemental information is always available during maintenance or repair in the factory.
- Built-in data carrier
- Log and store many different parameters
- More efficient maintenance and repair thanks to enhanced information
Inductive Couplers: Efficient communication without fixed wiring
Contact-less transmission of power and data
Fixed wiring of sensors and actuators has its disadvantages. Cables and contacts are frequently heavily stressed in automation so that cables can fatigue and break, thus resulting in a often costly unplanned downtime.
Balluff portfolio of inductive couplers offer unique contact less solution to transmit data and power across an air gap. Thus, no mechanical wear to worry about. The system availability is higher, the cycle times are shorter, the sequences are more flexible. The units can quickly be disconnected, are easy to handle and maintenance-free. enabling you to meet new demands quickly. As the inductive couplers are IP67 encased devices they are practically immune to water, dust and any other debris in the environment. The data transfer uses magnetic induction- even a barrier between the transmitter and receiver does not stop the data flow.
- No mechanical wear
- Higher system availability, shorter cycle times, more flexible sequences
- Quickly disconnect, easy to handle, maintenance free
Call us at 800-214-0322 for more information about our Balluff solutions.