Sustainability is also possible with performance
At HANNOVER MESSE 2023, Baumüller will be showing how machine manufacturers and end users can use intelligent drive and automation technology to determine and optimise the carbon footprint of their machines and systems, thereby also significantly reducing energy costs.3 Apr 2023
Sustainable Performance - at HANNOVER MESSE 2023, Nuremberg-based drive specialist Baumüller will be focusing primarily on the topics of sustainability, energy efficiency and digitalisation, and in this context will be presenting intelligent and energy-efficient drive concepts for the future.
Future servo controller generation scores in many areas
The Franconians see their future b maXX 6000 servo controller generation - based on the current b maXX 5000 series - as the most important innovation in the product portfolio. This is to offer even better scalability as well as additional safety features and smart Industry 4.0 functions such as drive-integrated energy monitoring. In addition to the space-saving b maXX 6300 bayed technology, the units of the 6500 series will also become significantly more compact. According to the manufacturer, the construction volume has been reduced by up to 50 percent, depending on the size. In addition, the peak outputs of the b maXX 6500 mono units have been increased by 30 to 50 percent.
Reducing the CO2 footprint of the end product
Baumüller also plans to use a three-axis exhibit to transparently display the energy consumption of the drive system. The new software function used for this purpose not only enables drive-based energy monitoring, it also supports the determination of the product carbon footprint (PCF) and prepares for future documentation obligations within the framework of the EU's Sustainable Product Initiative (SPI). This function can be used, for example, to optimise the travel path in terms of energy after a reference run and thus reduce the CO2 footprint of the end product.
Baumüller will also be showing drive-based condition monitoring. For this purpose, a software solution has been developed with which condition monitoring can be implemented entirely without a sensor. The Drive-based Condition Monitoring software is integrated directly into the servo controller and is therefore said to be easy to retrofit. The drive-based software solution is thus another intelligent function from the Baumüller SmartValue software toolbox that helps to improve the energy balance in manufacturing and reduce production costs.
Digital marketplaces support mechanical engineering
In another use case, Baumüller will demonstrate how digital marketplaces can support mechanical engineering. Since the models and software solutions are to be installed on the computer or the control system in record time, the project saves time and costs. Together with Flecs Technologies, a total of three scenarios are planned to show what the engineering of the future could look like. When selecting the scenarios, the main focus was on a possible application with a functioning licensing mechanism.
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