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03 Binary switching signals on approach of the load receptacle X-direction -> column not yet detected: Q1: OFF, Q2: OFF Y-direction -> bar not yet detected: Q3: OFF, Q4: OFF 04 Binary switching signals upon detection of columns and bars X-direction -> column detected: Q1: OFF, Q2: ON Y-direction -> bar detected: Q3: ON, Q4: OFF proach here. With the IPS 200i, Leuze electronic offers the smallest camera-based sensor available on the market for the compartment fine positioning of high-bay storage devices. Tedious mounting, aligning, and readjusting during operation is no longer required, saving the customer valuable time. Using a novel quality score, the IPS 200i notifies of changes to the sensor or rack and thus assists the user in identifying possible faults early, so that predictive maintenance can be implemented. The endangered part of the system is found in due time, thus preventing a standstill of the system stemming from inaccurate positioning. The quality score also facilitates Compartment fine positioning with a camera-based solution is a future-oriented and smart solution that will also be winning out in terms of cost in the long term. Stefan Ambos, Product Marketing Management team leader at Leuze electronic identifying particularities that may precede a system failure, so that the endangered system components can be duly removed. Maintenance times can be planned preventatively with this information, downtime can be minimized, and the cost effectiveness increased. Thanks to the integrated web server, all relevant data is available worldwide, without having to access the control system. Fast commissioning and high reading performance The web-based, multi-language configuration tool with a userguided wizard reduces the times it takes for commissioning to a minimum. The IPS 200i can also be configured per XML commands or intuitively started up and operated via just two buttons, without being connected to a PC. Innovative feedback LEDs offer instant feedback, which makes aligning the sensors as easy as parking a car. Similar to an acoustic distance sensor in a car, the position of the marker is displayed in relation to the sensor by means of four LEDs mounted on the side. Each side LED corresponds to a single quadrant. If the marker is located in one of the quadrants, the corresponding LED illuminates or flashes. If the marker is in the center (coordinate origin), all four LEDs light up simultaneously. Then the sensor is optimally positioned. The new sensor, which is optimized for depth of field, features a fixed focus position and, after rough positioning, is used for optical fine positioning of a high-bay storage device in the X or Y direction. It is capable of transmitting the correction coordinates for the precise positioning of a rack to a high-bay storage device. The X/Y deviation is output in millimeters to the target position or as quadrants by means of the available switching outputs. The typical measurement value cycle time is 35 ms with a reproducibility of typically 0.1 mm (1 sigma). Can be used in different temperature ranges The small IPS 200i dimensioned 66 x 43 x 44 millimeters with an industrial design in compliance with degree of protection IP65 is suitable both for normal temperature ranges or, with optional integrated heating, for deep-freeze use down to -30 °C. Thanks to its assembly options on three sides, the compact sensor can be flexibly mounted to the high-bay storage device. The powerful, ambientlight-independent infrared LED illumination (Light-Emitting Diode) ensures flexible use in conveyor and storage systems. It provides for a short exposure time for moving objects, and no additional external illumination is needed. The high object speed in combination with a high depth of field also supports the flexibility of the new positioning sensor of Leuze electronic. The FTP (File Transfer Protocol) image transfer of the IPS 200i enables complete documentation of the (error) images. Easy integration into existing network environment With the integrated Ethernet interface (TCP/IP or UDP) and the planned Profinet interface, both direct integration into the customer’s network environment and quick, location-independent diagnostics via remote control are possible. “With the quality score, the IPS 200i now makes it possible to detect the cause of standstill of a high-bay storage device early on. A significant step toward predictive maintenance, one of the most frequently mentioned applications of Industry 4.0,” summarizes Stefan Ambos, Product Marketing Management team leader at Leuze electronic. Photograph, Graphics: Leuze 24 WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 8/2018

Film packaging protects paper bags from the environment The new Beumer bag-in-bag system quickly and reliably packs filled paper bags individually or in groups with a weather-resistant plastic film. This protects the contents against moisture, dust, insects and other environmental influences during storage and transport. The bag-in-bag is easy to integrate into existing filling and packaging systems. T he impermeable film keeps dust from escaping from the filled bags, and it prevents product losses. The films have thicknesses of 30 to 100 microns, so material costs are low. The outer packaging in the paper bags does not require an intermediate layer made of PE, a fact which also cuts costs and increases filling performance. The highly efficient system is so reliable that ultrasonic welding of the bags is usually not necessary. The Beumer bag-in-bag, offered to customers in cooperation with Tentoma, has a wide range of uses. For the Beumer Group the focus is on packaging of bags, but the technology is also suitable for goods with lengths of up to eight meters and product circumferences of 600 to approximately 5,600 millimeters. Thus the system can also be used for bar stock, insulation materials or consumer goods. Users can integrate it seamlessly into their work processes by simply installing it in existing feeding line. Thus the bag-in-bag supplements the Beumer fillpac inline packer and the Beumer paletpac high-performance palletizer. Bagging, film packaging and palletizing can be easily and seamlessly combined in a continuous production line. Expensive modification and system changes are unnecessary. The Beumer bag-in-bag is designed for inline packers with a capacity of up to 800 bags per hour. The flexible system can be configured for three different applications: a semiautomatic insular solution, a fully automatic depalletising, packaging and palletising line, or an integrated solution in which machines can be switched on individually. Thus the system can be adapted to specific customer requirements. Photograph: Beumer Group WORLD OF INDUSTRIES 8/2018 25