Intelligent automation solutions for the digital future
Baumüller will be presenting numerous new products at the SPS trade fair from November 26 to 28 in Nuremberg. In hall 1, stand 560, Baumüller will be displaying clever motor concepts, intelligent drive functions and powerful control platforms on various stations. The connectivity and interoperability ofcomponents via OPC UA and cloud connectivity will be presented in the Industry 4.0 area.
Baumüller components extended to include IoT connectivity
Baumüller is extending its components to include further, extensive IoT functions. This makes it easy to network and control of machines and machine modules through to individual automation components. With the new IoT functions, data can be collected, preprocessed and output directly at other terminal devices or on the cloud. They make extensive and complex data analyses possible, in order to enable Industry 4.0 applications, such as predictive maintenance. At the same time, new business models, such as “x per use” can be achieved.
Individual parameterization for the analysis of data through to creation of their own dashboards by users can be undertaken directly on the component. The available MQTT module allows data to be read in from different clouds; regardless of the respective cloud provider. It also includes an OPC UA module, which ensures interoperability at machine level.
With Node-Red, the components have a graphic parameterizing interface (flow based), so that data can be analyzed, further processed and visualized directly at the machine.
Data from different manufacturers’ devices can be processed. Data from Baumüller products, for example, of a b maXX converter, can be output in parallel to the fieldbus via the internal protocol and thus via the service interface. Due to the enhanced functions, the connectivity of Baumüller devices, such as the b maXX PCC04, with other automation components can be established via OPC UA.
New generation of the b maXX 5300 module systems – higher security functions, greater flexibility
The b maXX 5000 converter family has convincingly high-performance power units, flexible expandability and an integrated communication concept. With the new edition of the b maXX 5300, Baumüller is revising its module systems and is making them even more powerful and flexible for
customer use. Thanks to numerous hardware and software options, in future, customer and application requirements can be met with even more granular solutions. For example, the number of secure I/Os can be adjusted to the respective requirements of the application.
In addition, new security functions are integrated in the b maXX 5300, such as transfer of the secure position via FSoE to a high-level safety control. With this function, secure space monitoring and secure collaboration between several axes can be implemented, for example, in robotics applications.
Higher accuracy with regard to encoder resolutions is possible with the new devices. Thus, used with security technology with a single resolver, the device has a speed resolution of less than 1 rpm. This Virtual configuration and testing of automation systems: The newly developed ProSimulation software provides customers with a platform for getting started with the world of simulation quickly. The new tool simplifies the virtual design, optimization and commissioning of machines and systems. Depending on customers’ levels of experience, they can quickly set up their own simulations and applications using the basic library or import existing software models due to to open interfaces.
The advantages of ProSimulation include time and cost savings in the development and commissioning of new machines and systems as well as the optimization of existing machines. In addition, the company can build up urgently needed simulation expertise for the future, thus building
competence in the areas of Industry 4.0 and digital twins. ProSimulation expands the functional range of the ProDrive software, which allows quick and easy commissioning, parameterization and operation of the b maXX converter family.
ProSimulation permits virtual parameterization to optimize machine behavior. Real added value for the industry, because due to ever shorter development cycles in mechanical engineering, innovations can be tested within the shortest possible time, including offline. This means forward-looking positioning for optimum development.
Greater performance: compact water-cooled servomotors
Baumüller is expanding its range of servomotors to include the water-cooled models in sizes 45 and 56. With their space-saving installation and very high power density, the small models really come into their own with their water-cooling benefits. This enables motors installed in very tight spaces to be used at high power ratings. For the machine manufacturer, this means optimal mechanical properties, lower costs and better efficiency.
In addition to the cost savings, the small water-cooled models also offer further advantages when it comes to installation space: The outer dimensions of the housing family are the same as an uncooled version; however, it offers significantly more performance. It therefore combines the advantage of
maximum cooling with minimum motor dimensions. Another advantage offered by heat dissipation through the cooling medium of water is that the motors can be placed next to one another even when installed in tight spaces without causing each other to heat up.
Baumüller completes its series with water cooling of size 45 and 56 servomotors, and is thus the only manufacturer to also offer smaller sized servomotors with all cooling methods.
Global life cycle management
In addition to the development and manufacture of automation components, Baumüller as a group of companies provides numerous services for mechanical and plant engineering and for machine operators. From project planning, design and engineering through assembly and commissioning,
service to maintenance, retrofitting and relocation, Baumüller offers support over the entire life cycle of machines and systems. Within its smart services, Baumüller offers consultation and services for remote maintenance, diagnostics and networked production. With its subsidiaries Baumüller
Reparaturwerk and Baumüller Anlagen-Systemtechnik, Baumüller also contributes its long-term experience in service, monitoring and optimizing automation & drive systems.
With more than 40 branches worldwide, Baumüller is a reliable service partner with global network and decades of local experience, and is therefore extremely familiar with the respective national and regional circumstances.
SPS, Nuremberg (Germany)
November 26 – 28, 2019
Hall 1, Stand 560
Press release from Baumüller