Jerko Sprühsysteme GmbH, a German manufacturer of special machinery, has introduced smart sensors with new ‘Smart Automation and Monitoring System’ (SAMS) features from industrial automation specialist Balluff.
Some new features enable the sensors to condition captured data to help continuously improve equipment.
“Condition monitoring and avoiding unplanned downtimes are becoming increasingly more important to us and our customers,” said Niklas Dahmen, managing director at Jerko Sprühsysteme GmbH.
“That’s why we asked ourselves how we can collect more useful data from our equipment — without any extra effort.”
Jerko Sprühsysteme builds bespoke spraying systems for the forging and metalworking industry that are tailored to individual customer requirements.
The systems range from small manually-operated spraying devices to fully-automated robots and manipulators designed for heavier loads.
The company said that the supply of spray equipment and systems plays a key role in machine uptime, and that if defects occur due to contamination, wear or pipe blockages, the systems stops.
“Our goal was to stabilise the process reliability when supplying the equipment by use of a pneumatic piston pump by providing an increased amount of useful data,” added Dahmen.
A solution using sensors from Balluff’s SAMS was thus developed to combat this issue.
As well as process data, operating data such as temperature, hours in operation, number of strokes, signal quality and vibration will be captured and transmitted using these sensors.
SAMS includes intelligent sensors and devices that can be individually programmed, configured and attached to all machines, according to Balluff.
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