Intelligent technology for mastering Industry 4.0 processes in a straightforward way
Erhardt+Leimer, specialist for automation and inspection technology with sales and service subsidiaries all over the world, will be presenting rotary drives for the first time at ICE 2022 in Munich, along with the new EL.NET technology.
The new EL.NET technology optimizes production processes with a digital, web-based system architecture with network and IoT support.
In an EL.NET control system, digital E+L components connect together to form a network and in this way make possible straightforward, quick integration into the customer's network. EL.NET also permits the easy integration of sensors from other manufacturers in use at the customer. All devices automatically and selectively exchange data relevant for optimal control within a production plant.
With EL.NET it is possible to connect together up to 255 control systems in a network. Here, the data acquired at all levels of the production process make up a decisive part of the automation. These data create a high degree of transparency and make it possible to monitor and to optimize processes in real time – and therefore to minimize downtimes and scrap.
Every EL.NET device is equipped with an integrated web server via which the data are exchanged. This feature permits user-friendly, prompted commissioning, optimization and maintenance via web-based management, i.e. using a standard web browser, without the need for special software. The EL.NET components also include digital edge and color line sensors, controllers, and brushless – and therefore wear-free – actuating drives. PoE is used for the wiring and the supply of power to the devices, a simple solution. Commissioning is also quick and trouble-free in the spirit of "plug & play".
The components flexibly adapt to new requirements, minimize retooling times, and thus guarantee efficient production. Integrated fieldbus interfaces and optional fieldbus modules ease the connection of E+L control systems to a customer controller.
For the first time, rotary drives from E+L
The brushless motors of type AD 11 and AD 12 marketed under the brand EL.MOTION are "intelligent" drives with an integrated controller. The drives can be used for position control, speed control or torque control and are particularly suitable for applications that require very quiet operation and a long service life. Two external limits switches can be connected directly to the drive.
The distributed intelligence and the interface concept mean that it is possible to implement a decentralized drive topology, which greatly reduces the wiring work and the space requirements in the control cabinet.
Erhardt+Leimer makes a wide range of communication standards available for these drives. The AD range is equipped with the EL.NET technology, which makes it possible to implement control tasks without the need for an external controller. For this purpose, a wide range of sensors and input/output modules is available from E+L. All the drives have web-based management on board as standard. This means that, when it is connected via Ethernet, the motor responds to the browser on a PC so that settings can be made and statuses polled. However, E+L also places great value on open connectivity and therefore also offers open access via Ethernet/UDP or certified standard protocols, such as Ethernet/IP, Profinet and Powerlink.
As such the new rotary drives and also the established linear actuating drives of type AG 9 blend seamlessly into the EL.NET technology from Erhardt+Leimer.
On stand 1110 in hall A5, E+L will also be presenting the new pivoting frame ELGUIDER DRB33 with motorized sensor positioning VS 80, other pivoting frames and sensors for web guiding, as well as various proven components for web tension measurement and web tension control.
Download: Erhardt+Leimer at ICE Europe 2022