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Smart position indicator
Source：Food Bev Asia
Date Published：12/4/2018 10:12:47 AM
IN COMBINATION with the MS500H linear magnetic sensor with external connection, the SIKO AP20S position indicator can detect the position of linear guides and slide adjustments in machines. The operator can see the target and actual position directly at the adjustment position, and this information is also transferred to the main machine control system. These features make the AP20S ideal for use in flexible production machines. Wherever production machines have to be refitted and set by hand to produce or pack ever smaller batch sizes flexibly, bus-compatible position indicators from SIKO offer 100% process reliability and the fastest refitting times for product changeovers. Incorrect settings on the machine are a thing of the past, which means that rejects and tool damage are avoided.
Aside from the SIKONET5 and CAN data interfaces, SIKO has integrated the industrial Ethernet fieldbus interfaces into one position indicator: Profinet, Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT and Powerlink. Now integration into current control systems from various manufacturers possible directly and without any other accessories. In comparison to a converter solution, the variety of components is reduced, as is the space required in the machine.