Balluff will have four dedicated areas on Stand 5302 at MACH 2010: Tool Identification; Profibus IO-Link Connectivity; Vision Sensors; and Applications.
Automatic Tool ID systems remove error-prone manual steps from the tool selection and loading process, with the added benefit of a complete record of tool offset and life information stored on the tool itself. Incorrect, manually entered data that can cause expensive tool crashes, broken tools, setup errors and poor quality parts. On stand 5302 at MACH 2010 Balluff will demonstrate Tool ID with the use of an RFID-equipped tool pre-setter and highlight some of the benefits and cost savings that can be made.
Also on the stand will be Balluff's IO-Link system that enables quick and easy expansion or simplification of Profibus networks. According to Balluff, users and OEM machine builders can now achieve a higher level of flexibility and easier system modification for their networks at significantly lower cost. Quick and easy to install, IO-Link offers further customer benefits including advanced diagnostics and low-cost, standard three-core cabling, even for analogue applications.
Combining vision capability and photoelectric sensor simplicity Balluff's BVS vision-based sensor provides reliable error-proofing and quality inspection anywhere. Used like a sensor, it is far easier to use and more cost-effective than complex vision systems. Latest versions include the BVS Vision advanced with 360-degree part rotation recognition allowing infinite part position recognition and no need to tightly fixture parts. The output logic functionality provides the ability to link tools or a combination of tools to any output, enabling inspections to be customised to a specific production situation. High-speed applications are catered for by the new faster processor.
Balluff will also solve visitors' sensing, positioning and identification problems; visit the Application Zone to discuss in detail the problem for which you seeking a solution; if practical, bring samples of the parts you wish to detect. Balluff's engineers will then be able to demonstrate sensing systems in an area especially set up for a hands-on session or arrange a factory site visit for further investigation.
For more information contact the Balluff sales team on +44 (0)161 282 4700, go to www.balluff.co.uk or visit Balluff at MACH 2010 in Hall 5, stand 5302.