Remote operation of machines has perhaps been a universal desire of all industrial manufacturers. This is especially true for the industrial age we’re currently living in, where plants often spread on considerable acreage, and are commonly separated by continents, if not city-lines. The complexity that originates from ensuring the necessary up-time and visibility presents a very intriguing case into the practicalities of remote machine access.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Solutions can play a detrimental role in industrial applications, increasing their automation and accuracy. Siemens offers a wide range of RFID solutions fit for industrial use, from mid-range & compact environment to ultra-high-frequency ones.
The increased automation of the workplace has posed a number of risks & hazards for the nearby workforce. New methods are being introduced for safeguarding personnel around hazardous machines, one of which is the use of Safety Light Curtains. These safety devices provide flexibility, freedom and reduced operator fatigue compared to conventionally used guarding methods such as sliding gates and mechanical barriers.
Detection of objects or fluids is one of the core tasks that are performed in any industry, upon which the productivity is dependent. Proximity sensors are employed for such tasks which detect the presence/absence of an object through electromagnetic fields, light and sound.
The age of digitalization has arrived. Industries are becoming highly reliant on the use of data for making day-to-day & long-term decisions, while robotics are gaining intelligence and are expanding from their previously-held portfolio of machines; all through the efficient & effective use of data.
Safeguarding machinery is a critical step in all industries from manufacturing to machine building to packaging for ensuring smooth operation and a safe environment. Safety light curtains and safety laser scanners are two devices commonly associated with safeguarding of an industrial facility. Both can be used for a variety of safety applications such as point-of-operation guarding, area guarding, entry/exit guarding and perimeter protection.
The TIA Portal is an unprecedented innovation in a world heading quickly towards automation, offering unrestricted access to Siemen’s range of automation services. The latest version of Siemens TIA is tailored perfectly for companies that have put Industry 4.0 on their radar.
The latest version of the TIA Portal looks introduces features that are essential for both, machine builders and system integrators, in order to maintain competence & competitiveness within the organization.
Registration mark sensors are widely used to identify packaging material, position control and coordination between the separating & cutting of webs of materials. Registration mark sensors are used to detect subtle changes in contrasts and register changes using one, two or three color LEDs. Banner Engineering offers a comprehensive portfolio of color sensors that can meet an industry’s sensing requirements to ensure reliability.
The Meltric Decontactor series of switch-rated plugs hold a high degree of competitive edge and offer a whole range of benefits that are almost non-existent or too minimal in conventional plugs & receptacles in the market.
The Sinamics S210 and Simotics S-1FK2 are additional examples where Siemens has proven its industry-leading skill in the world of automation. The S210-S1FK2 set is perfect for high dynamic motor control applications and has much to offer including top performance, integrated safety functions, ease of use and simple commissioning.
Examples of the converter-motor set applications are:
- Packaging machines
- Stacking units
- Handling equipment
- Woodworking, glass and ceramic industries