Presswerk - Routiniert und formvollendet
Presswerk - Routiniert und formvollendet

Production in a press plant is precision work and places high demands on equipment and logistics. Coils weighing tons are cut into sheet metal plates which are formed into body parts in highly automated stamping and forming processes in huge press lines. Different sheet metal thicknesses become side frames, hoods, doors and much more.

Sensor solutions from Balluff are designed for extremely demanding production conditions. These enable exact positioning and control as well as reliable identification of die cutters and workpieces. Our products can be used anywhere in the world. Because they have proven themselves in press plants all over the world.

Application examples

  • Quickly adjust formats of conveyor belts

    Quickly adjust formats of conveyor belts

    The solution

    To correctly feed sheet metal parts in press lines, use our magnetostrictive position measuring systems. These provide for highly precise and non-contact position checking of the individual conveyor lines.

    Each belt is equipped with its own drive, so that the belts can be quickly and flexibly positioned independently of each other.

    The features

    • Wear-free technology for elimination of down-times
    • Highest linearity and resolution
    • Absolute position signal for up to 16 position markers per transducer
    • Simultaneous checking of all belt positions saves time and money
    Quickly adjust formats of conveyor belts
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  • Reliably detect stamped parts on slides

    Reliably detect stamped parts on slides

    The solution

    When press parts slide from the belt into stack nests or transport containers, our inductive sensors are ideal for checking the presses, because with a capture range of up to 300 mm they can monitor the entire slide width. This gives you certainty that nothing is left behind which could damage the tool.

    Another benefit: use a potentiometer or teach-in button to set the switching distance of up to 30 mm.

    The features

    • Contact-free and therefore wear-free
    • Insensitive to contamination, short-circuit protected
    • Extremely repeatable and highly reliable
    • For metal objects
    Reliably detect stamped parts on slides
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  • Detecting the position of die cushions and rams

    Detecting the position of die cushions and rams

    The solution

    Reliably monitor die cushions and rams using our magnetostrictive linear position sensor. Integrated in the hydraulic cylinder, a linear position sensor reliably monitors the cushion position. And on the machine frame another sensor continuously monitors the ram position. Lateral forces and vibration are not transferred to the position sensors. This means you always have a precise measuring result and are assisting the high quality of the parts on the press line.

    The features

    • Reliably and precisely measure long strokes up to 7620 mm
    • Highest linearity and resolution to 1 µm
    • Wear-free technology for elimination of down-times
    • Simple integration thanks to many interface options (Profinet, Ethernet/IP, SSI, analog)
    Detecting the position of die cushions and rams
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  • Efficiently track press tools

    Efficiently track press tools

    The solution

    In modern press plants RFID systems ensure automated acquisition of part-specific product, production and quality information even in dynamic applications. They communicate with- out contact and without line of sight.

    The Balluff UHF system can be configured for any application. There is cumbersome manual setting of the parameters, because with the Auto- Set-up button on the reader you put the system in service in just moments.

    The features

    • 1 m typical read range integrated
    • Power Scan function
    • Function and status LEDs visible from any direction
    • Reliable, fast startup thanks to reduced manual entry
    Efficiently track press tools
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  • Detect cracks in formed parts

    Detect cracks in formed parts

    The solution

    To detect process-related cracks in formed parts immediately after the part is produced, our intelligent SmartCamera is the ideal solution. It sees even the smallest irregularities or checks bore holes and punch-outs absolutely. This 100 % inspection means you can reliably avoid sacrifices in quality or follow-on costs from rework and complaints.

    The user interface is operator-friendly and simple to configure.

    The features

    • Simple operation and use of industry standards (Halcon)
    • Software, library, manual and online help integrated in the unit
    • Control and image data can be passed on over a separate network
    • Available as IO or fieldbus variant
    Detect cracks in formed parts
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  • Reliably detect parts in harsh conditions

    Reliably detect parts in harsh conditions

    The solution

    Our inductive sensors with positive stop are ideal for checking the presence of workpieces and their position in presses with extreme reliability. With a plunger tip of hardened steel, these are designed for constant contact with the workpiece. Also, the sensor is not damaged if the plunger is fully compressed once in a while. You can trigger the sensor over the entire stroke range of the plunger.

    The features

    • Three spring tensions available: low, medium, high
    • Maximum flexibility with a variety of sizes and four plunger styles
    • Two-part housing for simple cleaning and maintenance
    • Precise setting of the switchpoint
    Reliably detect parts in harsh conditions
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