Integrated Assembly (Part I)
The factory of the future demands higher flexibility and connectivity in order to respond to the increased requirements regarding shorter product life cycles and a wealth of variants. ifm has developed various solutions for flexible and climate-neutral production for manufacturers of special-purpose machines, robotics, assembly and handling systems as well as customers from the metal processing and automotive industries.
Intelligent position sensors in miniature design enable use in applications with limited space and precisely detect the smallest objects. Thanks to IO-Link, distance measurement and limit switching can be realised with only one device; in addition, extensive functions and information can be called up.
The final quality of a product is determined by the greatest equivalence possible between specification and implementation in each individual production step. The ifm sensors for inline quality control reliably and precisely detect whether components, installation procedures, grooves or bore holes deviate from the target status. This also includes the precise dosing of adhesives and sealants.
Our contribution to climate-neutral production: Increase of energy efficiency by means of leakage monitoring and precise consumption measurement of compressed air and establishing a comprehensive energy management system.
Sensor data are converted into useful information and can be made available both in the controller and the cloud via the so-called Y-path. IO-Link is used for the intelligent networking of sensors.
Are you interested? If you ask yourself how to implement the smart factory, the answer is: with the help of intelligent sensors, networked systems and intuitive software. The second part of Integrated Assembly is scheduled for March.
What awaits you in the web seminar?
- Smart Factory - an introduction to flexible and climate-neutral production
- Smart position sensors in miniature design
- Precise inline quality control of components and installation procedures
- Increase of energy efficiency via precise consumption measurement
- Intelligent networking of sensors, data for the cloud
Focus: Robotics & automation
Frank Fiedler has been involved in sales in the ifm group of companies for over 30 years. As Global Business Development Manager Robotics & Automation he is responsible for the strategic orientation of the ifm group’s sales and marketing for customers in the industrial robots, integrated assembly systems, mobile robots and AGVs sectors. He provides impetus for IO-Link connectivity, industrial image processing, identification and object recognition in these industries.
Focus: Automotive industry and machine tool
Torsten Schwermann has been working for ifm in various executive sales positions since 2003. As Global Business Development Manager Automotive Industry he is responsible for the strategic orientation of the ifm group’s sales and marketing for customers in the automotive and machine tools sector. Electromobility, networking, digitalisation and automation in production count among the topics of primary importance to him. He is ifm’s contact person for customer projects in the 5G private networks section.
Focus: Position sensors and IO-Link committee
Rafael Smidecki has been working in the ifm group’s product management for fourteen years. In his role as product manager for position sensors, he contributes his long-standing international experience in factory automation, pneumatics and handling technology to the ifm group’s new system solutions. In the field of sensors with IO-Link for digitalisation and condition monitoring he provides support in proof of concept projects.
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Focus: Photoelectric sensors
Monique vom Stein has been working in product management at ifm since 2019, covering the range of position sensors. In her role she is responsible for the product development and market launch of photoelectric sensors. In addition, she provides international sales trainings. She incorporates the market insights gained through customer visits and market research worldwide into product optimisation and development.
Focus: Photoelectric sensors
Dr Julia Siegel has been working as Product Manager in the field of photoelectric sensors and is responsible for the ifm mate worker assistance system at the ifm group of companies. She coordinates developments, international market launches and market research, and advises customers on their applications.
Focus: Flow sensors
Marcel-André Beu has been working for ifm prover for two years. In 2019, he took over responsibility as product manager for flow sensor technology. He coordinates the development and market launch of his products and visits customers worldwide.