Inductive IO-Link Sensors
Published by : Industrial Automation
Leaving nothing to chance – inductive IO-link sensors provide comprehensive diagnostic data for the greatest process safety.
Baumer has introduced fully digitised inductive IO-link sensors with the most comprehensive diagnostic data on the market. In addition to sensor temperature, operating voltage, and operating time, the sensors also collect the number of boot cycles, the switching frequency, and distances. When required, this information is easy to retrieve via the IO-link interface and can be directly digitally processed in the control. The sensors are additionally equipped with a memory function. The histogram function allows the evaluation of the frequency distribution of process and diagnostic data across a relevant period of time. For condition monitoring, information regarding the condition of machines and systems is very easy to collect and evaluate. This data constitutes the basis for predictive maintenance. Specific analysis of the collected diagnostic and process data allows the targeted improvement of system effectiveness and the optimization of processes.
The inductive distance sensors AlphaProx primarily provide highly precise, micrometer-accurate digital distance information. With a cycle time of 0.6 ms and a switching frequency of 1.25 kHz, the inductive sensors of Baumer are the fastest on the market. The above-mentioned comprehensive diagnostic data have been newly added. For example, recording the number of boot cycles or the previous operating time allows a very precise determination of the sensor's age. This permits the system operator to draw future-oriented conclusions of when a component needs to be replaced or serviced. Machine downtimes can then be optimally and efficiently planned.
Baumer offers inductive sensors with the most comprehensive diagnostic data via the IO-link in sizes ranging from 6.5 mm to M30 with a range of up to 18 mm with flush mounting. Most of this diagnostic data is also available with the Baumer ultrasonic sensors UR18 and U500.
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