Oct 7, 2019

Smart Gripping - Digitalization begins with the sensor
Through secondary functions and additional data from Baumer sensors with IO-Link to Smart Gripping.

In the modern production environment, sensors not only give the machine "senses", they also generate valuable data that can be used to significantly improve processes and usability. The example of "smart gripping" is a simple illustration of this: pneumatic grippers are used in large quantities for manipulating and handling workpieces. Standard sensors on the gripper only detect the mechanical end stops,  the states "open" and "closed".

With the help of high-precision, measuring inductive sensors from Baumer, significant added value can be generated here: all states can now be precisely reported. By measuring the jaw position, the gripped workpiece can now be simultaneously checked for dimensional accuracy. In addition, sensor data can be output via an IO-Link interface, which provides information on the sensor status and maintenance cycles. The gripper  becomes "smart" and can now be integrated into networked system concepts.

Further information: www.baumer.com/robotics

At the Motek trade fair from 07 - 10 October 2019 in Stuttgart, Baumer will present sensor solutions in the field of end-of-arm tooling and feeding technology. The Baumer experts are looking forward to meeting you in hall 5 at booth 5330.

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