At HANNOVER MESSE 2016, the sensor and connectivity experts from Balluff GmbH are showcasing a significantly expanded product range, with two particular new additions taking center stage. The BIS M-4008 is an all-in-one RFID reader with an integrated evaluation unit that can communicate directly with the control level via a Profinet interface. It can be used anywhere in production processes where data storage devices on workpieces and workpiece carriers need to be read in a contactless process in line with the ISO 15693 RFID standard. What’s more, the reader features an integrated webserver with IP67 protection for rapid, straightforward diagnostics.
According to Balluff, the second highlight at its stand is a real all-rounder. With an integrated user interface that makes it simple and convenient to operate, the SmartCamera is the ideal solution when various demanding industrial automation tasks need to be resolved quickly and flexibly using targeted tools. Standardized M12 plug connectors link the device to the production environment, but the camera is also equipped with a comprehensive range of communication interfaces. A version with an IO-Link master port also supports connection to IO-Link devices, sensors and actuators. All the interface software is integrated into the camera, as is the image processing software, which runs independently and is based on the HALCON function library. The device can be accessed from anywhere through a conventional web browser. Results data can be prepared as appropriate to the relevant system environment and complete test reports with images can be archived for each inspection on an FTP server in the network.
Balluff GmbH (73765 Neuhausen, Germany), Hall 9, Stand F53