Measurement Engineering

The multi-function BCM condition monitoring sensor from Balluff sets new benchmarks. For an attractive price systems and machine operators get a compact and easy to retrofit solution for continuous condition monitoring and automated monitoring of limits.

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The BML absolute magnetic encoder in the SGA series stands out in any application where high absolute accuracy of position and end-of-travel is required. Comprehensive diagnostics functions ensure reliable operation and more efficient maintenance. With its Drive-Cliq interface the Balluff measuring system can also be perfectly integrated into Siemens controller environments. Siemens has certified the system accordingly.

 

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Turck is developing a platform concept with the new product portfolio in the fluid sensors. The devices offer a wide range of variants and combinations while having common key features at the same time. The compact FS+ flow sensor with IO-Link now follows the April market launch of the PS+ pressure sensor. This monitors both flow as well as temperature and features practical Teach functions.

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In Bäretswil in the Swiss canton of Zurich Combitool AG – a division of PackSys Global – develops and produces innovative solutions for manufacturing plastic and laminate tubes. To realize the new machine generation of the BLM Laminat Body Maker, the development engineers at Combitool set ambitious goals for themselves. The system should not only be resource friendly, but also significantly increase machine availability and productivity by drastically reducing setup and startup time. The use of...

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Automated, computer vision-assisted systems objectivize quality control in automobile production. Fraunhofer IGD has developed a method for capturing the actual build of a component and comparing it to the design according to the CAD data – in real time.

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Precise GNSS/inertial systems using global navigation satellite systems such as GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou or Galileo form the basis for recording and evaluating the driving dynamics of motor vehicles and for the navigation of steering robots. GeneSys Elektronik has developed the full GNSS/Inertial System ADMA-Slim especially for applications with space or weight restrictions.

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