Knowing what types of sensors to use and what data to collect can drive connectivity and

Knowing what types of sensors to use and what data to collect can drive connectivity and process efficiency. Sensor technology is the prerequisite for implementing Industry 4.0. Sensors collect data on process and machine statuses, making it available for process-relevant information services and workflows. However, sensor costs and the variety of possible applications often make it difficult for users to appreciate the economic benefit. The Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA), in cooperation with the Wbk Institute of Production Science of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) compiled the Sensors for Industry 4.0 guideline to highlight various tools and methods for lowering sensor costs. “Sensors are the links between the digital and the real world and therefore one of the most important factors in the implementation of Industry 4.0. All higher-level data interpretation systems are blind without the right sensors,” says professor Jürgen Fleischer, one of the guide’s main contributors. Fleischer says KIT projects show how information can be usefully captured and processed using sensors. “Data can be captured in the drive components of machine tools to monito...

This 12 page brochure aims to show that, as manufacturing moves to greater levels of automation,

This 12 page brochure aims to show that, as manufacturing moves to greater levels of automation, control and integration, Guyson’s range of automated blast systems are designed to fully integrate with customers’ production systems and provide the most appropriate level of automation. Potential customers are invited to use the brochure, in conjunction with a Guyson sales engineer, to guide them in selecting the most suitable machine for their specific application. This consultation is supported by free sample evaluation, undertaken in Guyson’s Component Finishing Centre which will validate the optimum blast media, pressure settings and machine type to fulfil the customer’s process requirements. The brochure guides readers from the entry level semi-automatic Multiblast RSB blast system, through to the fully automatic Robotically Controlled (RB) range, introducing the necessary Guyson equipment and controls such as cyclone separators, sieve decks, dust collectors, shot peening control valves needed for supporting increasing production volumes, improved efficiency and quality – freeing up operators or  reducing overhead costs. Guyson’s extensive range of automated blast equipment st...