Balluff Introduces a New Product Set That Incorporates Condition Monitoring and Meets Hygienic Standards

Balluff | April 26, 2021

Balluff's new Smart Automation and Monitoring System (SAMS) enables manufacturers to efficiently control the automation of their entire manufacturing line while improving the bottom line. SAMS reduces downtime by simplifying system setup, troubleshooting, and changeovers using a mix of software and sensors that incorporate condition tracking and advanced IO-Link features.

All SAMS components improve system efficiency by addressing five main aspects that maximize performance:

• Smart Monitoring – Each SAMS product includes condition monitoring functions such as internal humidity monitoring, temperature monitoring, inclination detection, vibration monitoring, signal quality, and operating hours tracking.

• Device Status – For potential review, machine information is shown on the colored LED indicators installed into SAMS devices or on dashboards.

• Food Safety - Contamination-resistant surfaces and materials ensure that all SAMS products follow hygiene standards for use in the food contact zone (EU Regulation 1935/2004/EC).

• Washdown Plus Promise – All SAMS products well surpass IP69K requirements and are rated to withstand at least 1000 cleaning cycles.

• Simplified Setup – All SAMS products have a consistent design and standard profiles for parameterizing, configuring, and non-contact teaching with a mobile terminal device.

Increasing the productivity of machines and equipment needs high-efficiency multi-functional solutions that provide not only machine control but also data about machine condition. This information enables users to improve the performance of each machine, allowing them to design processes and sequences more efficiently and flexibly, thus maximizing the entire plant. This data also allows proper transparency. Changing requirements of filling and packaging, or any industry, can now be done more quickly, flexibly, and economically.

About Balluff Inc.

Balluff Inc. is a division of Balluff GmbH in Neuhausen, Germany. Balluff is a leading supplier of networked IO-Link control system architectures that enable the IIoT and Industry 4.0 to achieve their full potential Balluff provides intelligent IO-Link and industrial Ethernet sensors in several technologies such as inductive, photoelectric, capacitive, and magnetic sensors, as well as magnetostrictive linear position sensors, magnetic tape linear encoders, industrial RFID systems, and industrial vision systems. Balluff offers machine builders and manufacturers cost-effective, process-improving solutions for controlling, regulating, automating, assembling, positioning, and monitoring production, assembly, and packaging sequences. Automotive, packaging, food processing, beverages, tire, primary metals, conventional and renewable energy, semiconductor, plastics, and fluid power are among the industries served.


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