Industry 4.0 applications require sensors that are able to communicate with PLCs and higher-level SCADA or cloud systems. Pepperl+Fuchs IO-Link masters with MultiLink™ technology enable smarter factories.
The safety integrity level, or SIL for short, is an indicator that makes risk reduction quantifiable. Plant and machinery can pose risks that are so dangerous that people and the environment should not be exposed to them under any circumstances. In this blog article, we look at three misconceptions about SIL.
Double sheet sensors are used to monitor layers of materials as they are fed into machines. While the default settings for Pepperl+Fuchs’ double sheet sensors are suitable for over 90% of all usable materials, it is important to consider the following factors before choosing which settings to use: environmental conditions, material characteristics, and alignment accuracy. Each of these can affect measurement accuracy in double sheet detection and must be accounted for.
Wherever extreme temperatures, heavy contamination, aggressive substances or mechanical loads prevail, connectors must be sufficiently rugged and resistant. In this blog post, you will learn which tests our connectors for mobile equipment applications have to pass in our in-house test laboratory.