Leuze electronic – Expert for Safety at Work and Industry 4.0

At this year's Hannover Messe from April 23–27, Leuze electronic demonstrated its expertise in Safety at Work and Industry 4.0.

The economy minister of the federal state Baden-Wuerttemberg
Dr. Hoffmeister-Kraut visits the Leuze electronic stand

Owen, May 4, 2018 – Leuze electronic was present at the Hannover Messe more than once: at its own stand in the heart of Hall 9, and at the trade show booths of Microsoft, the OPC Foundation and the PI user organization. The sensor expert Leuze electronic placed the focus of its own trade fair appearance on its expertise in Safety at Work. On the basis of its MLC safety light curtains, the optical sensor manufacturer developed the sensorless Smart Process Gating as an alternative to the muting process. An additional safety highlight presented by Leuze electronic was its RSL 400 safety laser scanner with new PROFINET/PROFIsafe versions, which can be integrated easily into industrial networks. They are now also available in AIDA-compliant design for German automotive engineering. Specially for the navigation of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs), RSL safety technology is now also available in conjunction with high-quality measurement value output. The measurement values are designed specifically for the requirements of AGV navigation software. In addition to its expertise in safety at work, Industry 4.0-capable sensor solutions constituted an additional focus of the trade fair appearance of Leuze electronic. Using practical examples, the dual-channel principle was presented and the functionality of condition monitoring and predictive maintenance was shown. The sensor manufacturer also presented an intelligent sensor cable with SmartCore Technology for the first time. This cable makes it possible to preventatively identify a looming wire break before the sensor cable fails entirely. Maintenance intervals can thus be planned, thereby avoiding costly, unexpected system downtime. Trade fair visitors were able to marvel at how sensor data is able to be made globally available across different locations, applications and company boundaries by means of OPC UA and cloud services, and how commissioning can be simplified by using a HoloLens. Device parameters and reading fields of the bar code reader were shown on augmented-reality data glasses, which depicted the sensor data on the trade fair stands of Leuze electronic, Microsoft and the OPC Foundation in interlinked fashion.

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