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.
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.
Detecting the presence or absence of fluids in clear bottles is one of the most challenging yet necessary manufacturing industry problems. Weighing systems, ultrasonic sensors and photoelectric sensors are employed depending on constraints such as finances.
Automation is highly reliant on an accurate & reliable stream of data, which can be processed to infer the ongoing conditions of a machine or environment. Sensors are equipment that perform this very first function, and enable high level decisions to be taken. There are several types of sensors, one of which is the Photoelectric Sensor.
For quick-commissioning and cost-effectiveness, Siemens has been offering Sinamics V20 Drive Solution that serves as a basic performance converter for industrial applications. The design & implementation is already highly flexible, and is highlighted by its push-through installation, Modbus RTU terminals, and power-saving modes.
In addition to offering a vast array of connectivity & sensory products, Banner Engineering supports its solutions through a number of accessories, i.e. cables, reflectors, etc. These add versatility to the end-solution, and ensure long-term reliability.
It is undeniable that machines have helped improve production efficiencies over a large variety of workspaces. However, at the same time, their moving parts, hot surfaces and sharp edges have also increased the risk of serious injuries. Safeguards are therefore essential to ensure maximum degree of protection to workers.
Advancements in sensory technologies are driving the packaging, quality control & track-and-trace applications to greater operational efficiencies. As the competition stiffens, more & more consumer-packaged goods companies are looking for ways to make their operation autonomous. Packaging machine builders are now meeting these demands by incorporating advanced sensing & communication technology.