Hannover Messe USA co-located with the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS).
September 10-15 at McCormick Place East in Chicago
America’s largest manufacturing show takes place at McCormick Place in September. With 2,400 exhibitors occupying over 1,300,000 square feet, the latest solutions in industrial and manufacturing technology will be showcased. More than 115,000 visitors from 117 countries are expected to attend.
A leader in industrial sensors and digital communication systems, ifm's solutions are designed to provide real-time information to help manufacturers improve their Overall Equipment Effectiveness. Visitors can look forward to learning the latest technologies that will help them transform to the digital factory.
IO-Link Digital Communication Interface - the Key to Sensors for Transmitting Information to the Controller
Digital communication is the foundation for converting data into usable information. IO-Link unlocks trapped data in sensors and transmits the data via a pure digital signal to the control network. By digitally transmitting data, sensors become interactive, allowing new automated machine functionality for better efficiency.
VNB Vibration Monitoring Sensor Protects Machinery of Potential Failures
Drilling, milling, turning, and grinding are the core operations of most manufactured product. Knowing the operational condition of these machines requires downtime and skilled labor. Using real time vibration monitoring, slight changes in operation can be detected and potential machine damage or failure avoided.
ifm’s VNB vibration monitoring sensor visually sees the condition of a machine, is simple to implement, and protects industrial machinery from wear and unplanned downtime.
New RFID System for Tracking High-Speed Processes is Easy to Set-up
ifm has developed a digitally connected RFID antenna family using IO-Link technology for tracking and traceability. This enables easy integration into existing controls architectures without the need of a standalone RFID system. It’s as easy as connecting a sensor to an IO-block. Now it is convenient to verify that parts have properly made it through processes and are made to specifications.
Innovative 3D Smart Sensor – For Quality Inspections
Introducing ifm’s innovative 3D imaging camera for solving common industrial applications such as quality inspections, level sensing, box dimensioning and de-palletizing. The O3D Smart Sensor utilizes the pmd Time of Flight principle to quickly and accurately capture an object in 3D and improves accuracy in material handling and robotic applications.
OGD Precision Laser Sensor via Distance Measurement – Ideal for Error Proofing
What if your optical sensor could see whether a small part was missing, upside down or misaligned before it moved to the next assembly step? ifm’s innovative OGD Series photoelectric sensors are designed with a powerful laser source that can detect deviations in the position of tiny parts via distance measurement. If the object is incorrect, the distance will be a few millimeters more; the sensor detects and signals this deviation. Improve product quality with the OGD laser sensor for error proofing parts.
Looking ahead to the future … Stop by to see our “Plant Floor Integration” demonstration. It shows how sensors collect data from an assembly process using the OGD laser sensor and digitally transmits the sensor’s process data in real-time within a connected SAP system. Soon, it will be possible to connect all production processes to optimize logistical operations for efficient mass production of products.
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