In recent years, significant advancements have been made to manufacturing and more industrial operations than ever before are now automated. As technology has advanced, so has the production process, and technologies today are now highly specialized. Automation can now be found across industries, from food production, to manufacturing and medical equipment. In this blog article, we will discuss industrial automation and present a few of the products that help you ensure safety while optimizing production capacity within your factory or production facility.
What is Industrial Automation?
Simply put, industrial automation is when industrial processes or procedures are performed by technology (such as robots), with limited human assistance. There is a range within the complexities of the automated processes; from operating machinery out of a control room, to completely automating systems which can be controlled remotely. The main benefit of automation is the increased safety of the facility, improved product quality, and cost savings. As a result, virtually all modern factories feature at least some degree of automation.
Innovations from B-COMMAND
With more than 25 years of experience, we have learned what solutions are needed to optimize production, while ensuring safety of production staff. Our engineers understand that there are a number of factors to consider when designing for production facilities, including design, materials, and durability, just to name a few. As a result, we offer a number of essential products for the industrial environment.
The main task of enabling switches is to prevent personal injury and damage to property in the event of uncontrolled or unforeseeable machine movements. In panic, people react either by pressing the switch forcefully or by releasing it completely. Therefore, we have designed these switches to switch off the machine in both events. In addition, all of our enabling switches are designed with attention to maximizing both safety and the lifetime of the products.
Foot switches are another perfect solution for industrial environments, as it gives the operator of the machines complete freedom of movement in the upper body. Our foot switches are also often used on machines where manual operation is not possible due to constructional or process-related reasons. In order to accommodate different industrial environments, we offer a number of customization options, including a protective cover, safety lever, pedal lock, or handle.
Cross Limit Switches
In industrial environments we often find both cranes and hoists, and permanent safety and reliability is, of course, of utmost importance. To safely limit the end positions of cranes and trolleys, cross limit switches are used. All of our cross limit switches are designed for high speed cranes and can be operated with max. 3m/s starting speed. The housings of the cross lever limit switches consist of extremely resistant ZAMAK die-cast material or fibre-reinforced thermoplastic, which is also resistant to high mechanical loads. In addition, we also offer cross limit switches that are certified for ATEX and IECEx environments.
The industrial environment is becoming increasingly complex as technology continues to advance. B-COMMAND is your go-to partner for highly innovative, customizable solutions for this environment. Our consultants are happy to help you find the best solution for your next project. Schedule a free consultation today to see how we can help!