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The Magazine for Customers of the Turck Group Issue 2 | 2015
more @ Safety in the Block
First hybrid Profinet/Profisafe block I/O combines safety and
standard I/Os as well as IO-Link in a robust IP67 module
IO-Link Addition
Noble Droplets
Pass Control
Turck is expanding its comprehensive IO-Link
series with proximity switches, contactless
encoders and laser distance sensors
Arburg's Freeformer uses the Li-Q25 inductive linear position sensor to measure the
screw movement in the discharge unit
The PALC unit image processing systems
from ISW use the BL20 Codesys gateway to
check data matrix codes and plain text
Safer Than Ever
By the time the automation sector meets up once more for its
annual class reunion at the SPS IPC Drives fair in Nuremberg, most
exhibitors will have already done their homework. Sometimes
exhibitors only want to impress their visitors with minor innovations, but sometimes they want to announce a real breakthrough.
This year, it's the latter that Turck is aiming to do. Attentive
readers of technical journals may have already noticed our advertising campaign entitled “Safer Than Ever”. What we are advertising
here will also be presented at our fair stand in Nuremberg: The first
hybrid I/O module, which provides both standard and safety
channels at the same time. The benefits that these hybrid modules
offer you as a user are presented in detail in the title story of this
issue of your [email protected] customer magazine.
The fact that Turck is bringing its Safety I/O series relatively
quickly to the market is also due to the close collaboration of two
specialists: Turck was thus able to integrate its IP67 I/O know-how
with the safety know-how of Bihl+Wiedemann and include a fully
developed safety module in its portfolio in a short time. We can
also provide the connection technology for your safety-related
applications in addition to the appropriate sensors.
At the fair we are presenting several other innovations as well
as safety technology, which we are pleased to present on the
following pages. We will be pleased if the articles in this magazine
give you one or two ideas or if you wish to speak with our specialists either at the fair or onsite about the specific challenges you
In the meantime we hope you will find the content of this magazine informative.
Yours sincerely,
Jürgen Grabow, Vice President Sales Factory Automation
FIELDBUS TECHNOLOGY: Safety in the Block
Turck’s first hybrid Profinet/Profisafe block I/O is an IP67
I/O module that can be optimally adapted to the particular
signal requirement of any machine
INTERVIEW: “New Generation in the Interface Technology“ 12
In an interview with the CHEManager magazine, Klaus Ebinger,
director product management interface technology at Turck,
explains the versatility of the IMX series
IO-LINK: IO-Link Series Growing14
Turck has extended its comprehensive IO-Link portfolio with
three new product series featuring the communication interface:
inductive proximity switches, contactless encoders and laser
distance sensors
RFID: Sealed with Glass
The Austrian electroplating specialist Electrovac relies on
Turck’s BL ident RFID system for its production of glass seals
The PALC unit image processing systems from ISW use Turck’s
Codesys programmable BL20 gateway to check data matrix
codes and plain text
In Arburg’s Freeformer for additive production, Turck’s
Li-Q25 linear position sensor offers very precise measuring
of the screw movement in the discharge unit with a
high scan rate
Swiss abrasive machine builder Linear Abrasive relies on
Turck’s contactless encoders and angle sensors
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FIELDBUS TECHNOLOGY: Simple Differential Equation
At the differential gear production plant of a Chinese auto
parts supplier, Turck is showing how its IO-Link solution for
signal connection is easy, fast and efficient
Turck’s new IMX interface device platform provides a five-fold
innovation leap in the following disciplines: compactness,
speed, accuracy, safety and globality
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Injection molding specialists Arburg
rely on the positioning accuracy and
reproducibility of Turck's Li-Q25 linear
position sensor on its Freeformer
ISW programmed the
control of its PALC picture
processing unit with
Codesys on Turck's BL20
With its IO-Link functions, the
uprox3 inductive proximity
switch turns into the “Swiss
Army knife” of factor 1 sensors
Hybrid Module for
Standard and Safety I/Os
Turck Breaks the
500 Million Euro Mark
Turck, the Mülheim automation specialist,
is expecting a consolidated group turnover
of around 500 million euros for the end of
financial year 2015. The consolidated group
growth rate has increased by 14 percent
compared to the previous year. Allowing
for exchange rate adjustments this is an
increase of over six percent. “This year, we
will exceed the growth target of at least
five percent we set in 2014,” said Turck
managing director Christian Wolf. The
number of employees worldwide grew
from 3,500 to 4,000. The increase is due to
the fact that Turck in Mexico has opened its
own production facility and has taken over
the employees of its former offshore
production site in Saltillo. “This year Turck
has also invested in the future, with
investments of around 10 million euros just
for the new production facilities in Mexico
alone,” Wolf continued. “The modern
production plants in Germany, USA, China
and now also in Mexico are enabling us to
respond more flexibly to the requirements
of global markets and serve the wishes of
our customers even faster.” As part of its
2020 internationalization strategy, Turck
is developing its regional proximity and
worldwide solution expertise. According to
Wolf, this will be achieved by an extensive
focus on further investments in the ASEAN
region. This includes the planned development of the subsidiary in Singapore into
the regional ASEAN headquarters as well
as the intensification of sales activities in
Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.
A manufacturing facility with a complete
value creation chain is also planned for
Asia. In spite of the continued unstable
economic climate Wolf stated a growth
target of five percent for 2016.
With the TBPN safety block I/O module Turck is presenting the first
module to combine both standard and safety inputs/outputs in a
single device. The IP67 hybrid modules can be adapted flexibly to
the specific signal requirement in the machine. They thus help
users to implement space saving and inexpensive wiring of their
machines. On the safety side of the Profinet/Profisafe module, the
user has two safety inputs for connecting different safety sensors
such as light curtains or emergency-stop buttons. Two additional
safety channels can be used either as inputs or outputs. The four
universal inputs/outputs for connecting non-safety-related signals
can switch up to 2 A. Two of the I/Os can also be connected as
IO-Link masters. In combination with Turck’s I/O hubs, users can
connect up to 32 additional I/Os to the module in this way.
more info
about TBPN
on page 8
First Contactless
IO-Link Encoder
At the SPS IPC Drives fair Turck is showcasing the first fully
contactless encoder which outputs its measured value via IO-Link.
This makes the QR24-IOL an inexpensive alternative to encoders
with an analog interface. Users can connect the single turn
encoder with a standard M12x1 male connector. Expensive
shielded cables become unnecessary through the use of simple
three-wire cables. The combination with Turck’s contactless
measuring principle offers additional benefits. The zero point of
the encoder can be selected as required – and can be set simply
via IO-Link after mounting.
more info
on page 18
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Turck Software
Manager (TSM)
IO-Link-Capable uprox3
The flagship uprox3 sensor is now offered also in an IO-Link-capable version. The intelligent interface makes the factor 1 inductive
proximity switch a universal sensor that can be parameterized to
suit over 100,000 individual requirements. For example, the two
separately adjustable switching distances (each either NC or NO,
as well as PNP or NPN) enable early warning functions to be set
for targets subject to wear. The user can thus take action already
before a failure occurs. Various timer functions can also be set, for
example an off-delay for speed monitoring. These options are
already possible in I/O mode, in which the sensor can be operated
on a conventional digital input. In IO-Link mode, the sensor is
operated on an IO-Link master. This enables access to all parameter and evaluation functions.
Hexagon Nut Simplifies
Connector Handling
Turck optimizes the grips of its two TX and TE connectivity series.
A new hexagon nut has now been integrated in the knurled grip
of the connectors. The improved wrench contact surface simplifies
the secure tightening of the plug connectors with screw wrenches.
The manual tightening of the coupling nut is also simplified by the
broader and rougher grip surface. The optimized coupling nut is
introduced for all straight and angled M8 and M12 plug connectors of the black TXL and TEL cable types as well as all other cable
colors of the two product series. The connection and extension
cordsets of the TXL line combine in a single series the different
requirements that previously had to be reserved for special cables.
The Turck Software Manager (TSM) is a program that clearly
displays and updates all software components of Turck devices
and systems in a single tool. The free software supports users in
configuring, parameter setting, programming and commissioning
Turck solutions. The TSM eliminates the need for the time consuming searching and updating of individual files and programs. The
program handles the entire update process: It checks for updates
of the installed software and indicates new software versions,
downloads them on request and installs them. The user thus
saves a great deal of time in the engineering and configuration of
hardware, as well as the
commissioning and
parameterization of his
application. The Turck
Software Manager can
be downloaded free
of charge from
IMX Interface Series with
Worldwide Approvals
The new IMX12 interface series is now suitable for worldwide
use thanks to new international approvals. Besides ATEX for
Europe, NEPSI for China, Inmetro for Brazil (currently only DI)
and IEC-Ex as a worldwide reference standard, the devices for
digital input or output signals (DI, DO) now also have North
American UL approval. The IMX series is comprehensive and
can be used in functional safety circuits up to SIL2. The
module for analog output signals (AO) is already available
in addition to the DI and DO devices. The device for analog
inputs (AI) will follow at the end of 2015. With its slim 12.5
mm housing, the IMX series offers maximum signal density.
The speed of the IMX devices is also exceptional. The IMX12DI Ex-isolating switching amplifier resolves input frequencies
of up to 15,000 Hz, which were previously only possible with
special frequency transducers. More info on page 38.
Turck Cooperates with
In the field of functionally safe automation
Turck is cooperating with safety specialists
Bihl+Wiedemann. “Through the close
collaboration with Bihl+Wiedemann, Turck
can as of now bring mature safety products
to the market and ensure a short time to
market also for other developments in the
safety portfolio,” said Turck managing
director Christian Wolf. “We are thus able to
supply our customers with the right I/O
solutions also for safety-related applications from a single source.” The collaboration bundles the core expertise of both
companies together: “Turck is combining
its IP67 expertise with the safety know-how
of Bihl+Wiedemann,” Wolf continued. “ The
world’s first hybrid TBPN safety/standard
block I/O modules are the first result of the
Robust Laser Sensor
with IO-Link
Turck introduced a rugged, versatile
laser sensor designed for difficult
distance-based applications over a
range of 25-300 mm. The new Q4X,
developed by Turck’s optic partner
Banner Engineering, reliably detects
distance changes as small as 1 mm
on such challenging targets as black
objects on black backgrounds or
reflective items. High excess gain and
a 64-element imager combine to
minimize errors in detection, counting
and validating orientation. Its versatility allows OEMs or end users to reduce
inventory of different sensor types.
Comprehensive menus are easy to
navigate. An angled four-digit, sevensegment LED display with convenient
push-buttons allows intuitive setup
and easy viewing. A bright output
indicator provides high visibility of operation. Bipolar (PNP and
NPN) outputs integrate the sensor with PLC or other control units.
Alternatively the sensors IO-Link-interface features easy parameterization and diagnostics.
Auerböck Managing
Director in Austria
Stephan Auerböck
will be the new
managing director
of Turck GmbH in
Austria. Since the
takeover of the
former Turck agency
Intermadox and the
founding of Turck GmbH in 2010, the
44-year-old engineer has been responsible
as sales manager and authorized company
representative for all operative business in
Austria. In this posi­tion Auerböck will take
over from Christian Wolf, who has been
responsible up to now for the management
of Turck GmbH in addition to his managerial duties at Hans Turck GmbH & Co. KG
and the Turck Holding.
UHF/HF Smart Labels
Extend RFID Offering
Additional smart labels extend Turck’s BL ident complete modular
RFID system. This addition enables the automation specialists to
provide its customers with a particularly comprehensive selection
of tags, offering maximum flexibility in the implementation of
customized identification solutions from a single source. Smart
labels are RFID tags that are used in open cycles, i.e. tags that
normally leave the plant or production cycle. Compared to the
rugged tags used in closed cycles, smart labels are less expensive,
easier and more flexible to adapt than conventional tags. Customers can select the tag material as required and adjust the size of
the tag to their particular application. Customized labeling or
programming of the tags is also possible.
energy efficiency
energy efficiency
Safety or standard? Until now, whoever
wanted to fit their machine with a Profinet
controller and IP67 Ethernet I/O modules had
to make a decision. In most cases this would
result in an excess number of safety and
reserve channels. Turck is now offering with
the TBPN-L1-FDIO1, a hybrid Profinet safety
module that can be optimally adapted to
the specific signal requirements in the field.
Besides four safety-related inputs and outputs, up to 32 standard inputs or outputs can
be provided via IO-Link on the standard side
of the module.
Safety in
the Block
Turck’s first hybrid Profinet/Profisafe
block I/O is an IP67 I/O module that can
be optimally adapted to the particular
signal requirement of any machine
Anyone wanting to manufacture machines in Europe
has to comply with the requirements of the Machinery
Directive and the national regulations derived from it.
Other large economic areas such as the USA or China
also have similar standards and laws. Russia and Brazil
have also followed suit with the relevant regulations.
Essentially all of these standards stipulate that persons
operating a machine must be protected from any risks
arising from it.
In order to comply with these mandatory safety
requirements for personnel protection, machine and
plant builders find different solutions on the market for
safety technology. The solutions available range from
several safety sensors to safety relay modules, right
through to the complete automation solution with
integrated safety controller for fieldbus-based systems
and related drive systems with a safety function.
Regardless of which of these safety architectures is
selected, they all fulfill the same purpose: In an
emergency, i.e. in the event of possible danger to
persons, who for example open a guard door or press
an emergency stop button, the safety architecture
ensures the shutdown of the machine with maximum
Few IP67 I/O for safety
Safety technology has also been part of fieldbus
technology for several years. Nowadays, each fieldbus
protocol integrates a safety option. However, in spite
of the several different fieldbus systems (including
Ethernet) with a safety option, the large majority of
components for the control cabinet are designed for
IP20. This means that the customers of many manufacturers have to route all signals of safety-related sensors
and actuators into control cabinets or subdistribution
units and wire them there to I/O modules. Only a few
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solutions with IP67/69K protection have up to now
been available for Profinet/Profisafe.
However, regardless of the protection type, the
reality of machine and system building is only covered
in a limited way by the range of safety-related products
offered from fieldbus manufacturers. The offering
consists mainly of either pure safety I/O modules or
standard I/O modules. This is the case even though the
planning and installation in the field almost always
involves a different number of standard and safety
signals. Safety signals must be brought to the controller
directly next to standard signals. Until now, however,
there have been no I/O modules that can bring both
safety signals and also standard signals to the controller. For IP67 wiring in the machine, the user could
previously only choose between either pure safety or
pure standard modules. There were often too many
unused channels left over – either on the standard or
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the safety I/O modules. The alternatives of a pointto-point wiring or a separate safety controller require
extensive wiring.
TBPN-L1-FDIO1 hybrid safety I/O module
Turck has closed this gap with its TBPN-L1-FDIO1 I/O
module. The hybrid module combines four safety
Profinet/Profisafe channels and four standard I/Os. It
offers two safety-related inputs for Profisafe to which
two-channel safety components such as mechanical
safety switches or also electronic safety sensors with
OSSD signals such as light curtains can be connected.
Two universal digital channels are also provided as
safety-related inputs or outputs.
Flexibility through two IO-Link masters
On the standard side the new module offers four
universal inputs or outputs. Two of them can even be
On the standard side
two of the ports can
be used as IO-Link
masters to offer up
to 32 standard I/Os
via Turck I/O hubs
The TBPN-L1-FDIO1 not only offers highly
flexible inputs and outputs for safety and
standard signals. With its onboard logic
function the hybrid module can operate
as a remote compact safety controller at
the same time.
defined alternatively as IO-Link masters, which considerably increases the application range of the modules.
Through the use of Turck I/O hubs on both IO-Link
masters, users can keep the wiring effort required for
additional standard signals down to a minimum. With
two I/O hubs up to 32 additional digital signals can be
connected via IO-Link. This flexibility of the module
simplifies the engineering of machines and minimizes
the number of unused channels. As more standard I/Os
than safety I/Os are required in most cases, the TBPN
with its IO-Link option is a clever solution.
Remote logic speeds up the reaction time
The TBPN-L1-FDIO1 does more than only offer highly
flexible inputs and outputs for safety and standard
signals. With its onboard logic function the hybrid
module can operate as a remote compact safety
controller at the same time. The user benefits from the
shorter reaction time of the overall system and allows
for this in machine and plant design. Without the
The picture on the
left shows the current
situation in many
production halls –
Turck’s hybrid module
saves space and
unused channels
remote logic the triggering signal must first reach the
distant safety controller via Profisafe, be processed by
it and then sent to the actuators to be controlled. The
overall reaction time of the system is thus longer than
a local disconnection directly at the device using
Turck’s hybrid module. This means, for example, that a
shorter gap between a light curtain and a hazardous
movement can be designed than with a conventional
safety PLC solution.
GSDML file and configuration software
The logic functions and the properties of the safetyrelated I/Os are defined using Turck’s Safety Configurator for safety channels. This is necessary for every
application since different safety components with
different behaviors make an individual selection
necessary. The Safety Configurator is based on MS
Windows and enables rapid configuration of the safety
I/Os thanks to its intuitive interface. The standard I/Os
are configured using a GSDML file as is customary with
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all Profinet modules. The web server of the device
simplifies its diagnostics and commissioning.
Memory stick saves repeat configurations
To save the customer having to reconfigure modules
in the event of a fault, these are fitted with a pluggable
memory stick. The Turck Safety Configurator not only
saves the set safety properties in the TBPN module but
also on the stick. If a replacement is required, you
simply pull out the memory stick on the faulty module
and fit it in the replacement device. After the power
supply is switched on, the configuration data is
automatically transferred to the new module and
operation can continue safely unchanged.
Safe shutdown and power supply
Three of the four universal channels can be used as
switchable standard outputs. The module reliably
disconnects the power supply here. This applies also
to the power supply for one of the two IO-Link masters.
This enables the safety-related shutdown of auxiliary
drives, valve blocks or other actuators, which minimizes the switching and wiring effort required for the
actuators. All outputs switch up to two amperes. They
can also be used for actuators such as valve blocks or
contactors which require higher currents.
Two safety outputs can be configured via the con­figuration software as two-channel unipolar (P switching) or bipolar (P/N switching) outputs. This enables
mechanical contacts of safety contactors as well as
electronic safety signals for drive systems to be
switched off safely.
Extended application range: I69K, PL e, SIL 3
The IP67 Profinet/Profisafe modules are primarily used
in the European machine and plant building sector.
Their main use is for paper and wood processing
machines as well as for conveying and warehouse
technology systems. The modules are also suitable for
the automation sector, particularly automotive body
construction and robot applications. Thanks to the
enhanced temperature range between -40 and +70 °C
and the protection types IP65, IP67, IP69K, the modules can be used in virtually any application area
beyond these sectors. Both the protection types and
the wide temperature range are not provided by any
other Profisafe module on the market. The robust fully
potted design and metal plug connectors underline
these features.
In applications requiring functional safety the
modules can also be used up to SIL 3 (IEC 61508). If the
risk assessment of machines is required, as specified in
EN 13849-1, the customer can use the modules up to
performance level e/category 4. With its extensive
performance range and specifications, the fact that the
device also comes with an integrated switch for linear
topologies cannot be overlooked.
Flexible with a hybrid module
There is currently no other supplier on the market that
offers this level of flexibility with hybrid IP67 safety
standard modules. It is also possible to manage using
To replace the module, the configuration data is automatically
transferred to the new one via the memory stick
pure standard and pure safety modules in the control
cabinet. All signals come together here anyway and
can be distributed accordingly. At the machine,
however, signals have to be collected where they
occur. Previously the user was forced to either use
several different modules in the IP67 area, even if only
one additional signal was required, or accept the use of
long cable runs to a remote module.
The TBPN Profinet/Profisafe module will be available
at the beginning of 2016 and will round off Turck’s
Ethernet offering of TBEN-L and TBEN-S modules. The
Ethernet series then offers standard I/Os, IO-Link
master and safety I/Os. However, as Turck also has a
strong presence in the USA, and the globally exporting
machine and system sector in Europe requires safety
solutions for the US market, a safety I/O module for
Ethernet/IP and CIP Safety will follow. CIP Safety is the
safety variant of Ethernet/IP, the most commonly used
Ethernet protocol in the USA. This CIP Safety hybrid
module will have the same specifications as the TBPN
apart from the Ethernet protocol. With Profisafe and
CIP Safety the automation specialist is covering a large
section of the world market for safety automation
Author | Jörg Kuhlmann is director product management fieldbus
technology at Turck
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»IMX is not only useful
for the chemical industry,
but also for mobile applications or small/mediumsized plants powered from
solar panels or batteries.«
Klaus Ebinger
Director Product Management Interface Technology | Turck
In an interview with the Chemanager magazine, Klaus Ebinger,
director product management interface technology at Turck,
explains the versatility of the IMX series, the »snakes and
ladders« game involved in obtaining Ex approval, total performance, and the benefits of a higher switching frequency in
process automation.
Mr Ebinger, Turck is launching the new
IMX generation of interface technology
at the Achema. Are you relieved that most
of this project has been completed?
Relieved is probably the wrong word. Whatever the case, I am very pleased with the
project so far. However, I also know that the
work is not over yet. With the launch of the
first devices of the new generation we can
just about celebrate the halfway stage for
IMX. We still have to cover the other half of
the way up to the full introduction of the
complete product line. It’s a well known
fact that product management in interface
technology is more of a marathon than a
What were the factors that led to the
development of a completely new product generation? Couldn’t Turck have also
continued to develop its established
product lines?
Although our IM series is well-established
on the market, any further development
would have been limited. As we wanted to
come down to a 12.5 millimeter width with
the IMX, we would have had to completely
redesign the housing of the IM devices.
This would have also made it necessary to
adapt the electronics. After considering
these issues, we therefore decided to
develop a completely new generation
based on the latest electronic components,
which really offers some impressive features and promises the user investment
security into the next decade.
Apart from the size mentioned, what
could you then actually improve?
Virtually everything. Starting with functional safety. IMX can also be used for functional safety circuits up to SIL 2. A SIL process must be covered correctly with safety
manuals from development to production,
right through to the documentation. That,
by the way, would also have been virtually
impossible with an existing series. We have
also improved the total performance of the
devices and improved the switching frequency on the isolating switching amplifier. The entire series is also fully approved
from the start for the most important markets worldwide. With older product series
this is only partly possible. If components
of an established device are discontinued,
you have to replace them and possibly
renew the approval of the device. Another
consideration is the fact that the standards
also change. Obtaining worldwide approvals for devices is like playing snakes and
ladders. Once you’ve successfully obtained
one important international approval,
another authorization body changes a
requirement and the fun starts all over
And how do you avoid this game with
While we can’t fully avoid it, IMX is a new
development that meets the latest technical state of the art: We have already
obtained approvals for ATEX and IEC-Ex,
which are used as a reference standard for
many other Ex approvals, as well as cULus
for the North American market. The first
devices already got approvals for China
(NEPSI) and Brazil (INMETRO). We have
currently applied for cFMus, TR CU for Russia and KOSHA for South Korea. We have
furthermore completed all preparations for
a type approval in accordance with marine
and offshore applications. We will naturally
be able to easily guarantee these approvals
long-term for all devices of the series
because the components will still be available in the foreseeable future. This means
maximum investment security for customers, even in the long term.
You said you have improved the switching
frequency on the IMX. Is that at all relevant in process automation?
In particular areas definitely. The standard
IMX12-DI can cleanly resolve frequency
signals up to 15 KHz and transfer them to
the controller. In many cases this is not
relevant, but there are application fields
where it saves customers having to purchase expensive frequency transducers.
For example, with certain flow sensors
which output a digital frequency signal as
well as the analog signal. These very accurate flow meters are primarily used with
expensive media. Unlike the analog signal,
the digital frequency signal is not temperature dependent and is therefore very precise. This is achieved with an optimum total
What do you mean exactly by total
Total performance is what we call our
overall precision value. This value not only
represents the linearity of devices, as is
the case with many competitors. This is
because the accuracy of an interface device
is not shown in the laboratory but in the
control cabinet, and there we don’t have
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20 degrees but rather 40 degrees mostly.
There are also voltage fluctuations and
changes through the connected load.
These are all fault factors that are only
found in many data sheets if you know
exactly where to look. We have now combined all these in the total performance
and always still achieve values that currently no other manufacturer can match.
Where do you see the main application
areas with IMX?
As IMX is used for galvanic or Ex isolation,
the series is primarily useful for the chemical industry with its many subsectors. However, there are other applications which we
definitely have in mind with IMX: For example, mobile applications where the transport of flammable liquids is involved. These
manufacturers must also isolate an Ex area,
but mostly have to deal with a fluctuating
board voltage around 12 volts. We have
therefore extended the voltage range of
the devices to 10 to 30 VDC. The series is
also useful for small and medium-sized
plants that are powered from solar panels
or batteries. With the high precision and
the switching frequency, IMX even fulfills
the requirements of the pharmaceutical
sector and even certain factory automation
applications. IMX is basically the “Swiss
army knife for interface technology”.
How will existing customers manage
the change to IMX?
It was clear to us that any migration is a
difficult issue. With innovations like this
one we therefore approach our customers
very early on. This enables several ideas
arising out of these discussions to be fed
into the development. The customers in
turn know in the long term what they can
expect long before we announce the new
product generation. The contact with our
customers is also good because we have
built several good relationships over a long
time. Interface technology at Turck is ultimately a success story that now already has
a 50-year history. Turck’s first product was
an interface device. We will also use these
excellent relationships for the changeover
to the new IMX series, which we will prepare and implement jointly with customers
over the next five to six years. The new
series does after all offer the best in investment security.
Author | Dr. Volker Oestreich, editor at trade
magazine Chemanager, conducted this interview
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IO-Link Series Growing
Turck has extended its comprehensive IO-Link portfolio with three new product
series featuring the communication interface: inductive proximity switches,
contactless encoders and laser distance sensors
With IO-Link the uprox
3 will be the Swiss
Army knife of inductive factor 1 sensors
Interest in IO-Link has been gathering pace considerably in the wake of Industry 4.0. This technology has
been available since 2006. While there has been a long
debate about the pros and cons of this technology,
many users today are convinced of its benefits. There
are now around 2.2 million IO-Link nodes installed and
recently the trend is growing. From 2013 to 2014
alone, the number of nodes virtually doubled. Users
today implementing IO-Link have already fulfilled the
basic requirements for a fully automated factory. The
possibility to implement the forwarding of sensor data
to higher-level ERP systems is thus already in place
with IO-Link. For a new technology to be established,
suppliers must offer in their portfolio components for
all levels of the automation pyramid. This has now
become the case with IO-Link.
The IO-Link technology has played a key role in
product development at Turck since the very beginning, so that the Mülheim automation specialist can
offer today probably one of the most comprehensive
IO-Link portfolios on the market – from the simple
programmable fieldbus module right up to the intelligent field device. At the SPS IPC Drives fair Turck will
once more be underlining the sensor area by showcasing three of its most innovative new developments
now also with IO-Link: The uprox3 inductive proximity
switch, the QR24 contactless encoder and the laser
distance sensor of its partner Banner Engineering.
For all devices, the IO-Link variant now presented is
exploding the range of possible applications and
considerably simplifying handling. IO-Link turns the
simple proximity switch into a multifunction sensor
that also includes the possibility of identification
Standard I/O mode: Two adjustable switch points
Turck’s uprox3-IOL offers two operating modes. In
IO-Link mode the sensor is operated on an IO-Link
master, and in standard I/O mode on the conventional
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digital input of an I/O module or controller. In this
case IO-Link is only used for configuration purposes.
In standard I/O mode two sensor switch points can be
set individually and independently of each other. The
actual points can be set in 10% steps from 10 to 100 %
of the rated operating distance. If previously you had
the choice between a 5 or 8 millimeter switching
distance, it is now possible to set the sensor precisely
– the switching distance of a BI8U, for example, can be
set to 8 mm, 7.2 mm, 6.4 mm down to 0.8 mm. This
may be particularly necessary for targets with a large
tolerance in order to prevent damage and switching
errors at the same time. It also simplifies mounting.
The user mounts the sensor to achieve the best
possible fit first of all and only then sets the switch
point for the target.
The switching behavior of both switch points can
be set either as an NC or NO contact as well as an NPN
or PNP independently of each other. A startup delay
as well as the hysteresis of the sensor can also be set.
The M12 variant of uprox3-IOL is factory set with a PNP
changeover contact and a switching distance of up to
6 millimeters. This is up to 10 millimeters on the M18
The second switch point allows customers to
monitor wear information in addition to the actual
detection task of the sensor. For this a switch point is
set at the optimum distance from the target. The user
selects the second switch point in order to detect early
on if there is any severe wear on the target. This
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User-friendly Turck IO-Link master: In the TIA Portal all the parameters which are
already defined by the selection of the respective devices are grayed out when
displaying the extended station parameters
enables you, for example, to replace brake pads before
there is a risk of a machine downtime.
The uprox3-IOL can not only be set to IO-Link mode,
but also to standard I/O mode for very specific detection tasks. This makes it possible, for example, to
implement rotational speed monitoring applications
by setting an off delay. With a rotating target, the
sensor is switched off for the duration of one revolution. The sensor is then reactivated and the target
would have to be located in front of the sensor again.
If this is not the case, the sensor switches off and the
user knows that the speed is no longer correct. Thanks
to its pulse divider function, the sensor can also reduce
up to 128 input pulses to just one pulse, which is
passed on to the controller.
IO-Link mode for identification tasks
In IO-Link mode, the uprox3-IOL is operated on an
IO-Link master. The second process value byte can
even be used here for identification tasks. In this case,
the uprox3 writes part of the so-called application
specific tag as an identification number to the second
byte of the 16-bit IO-Link signal. Workpiece carriers on
which a proximity switch checks the correct position of
the workpiece can be identified automatically. And this
can also be carried out without any additional IO-Link
call, but deterministically as part of the cyclic data. If
The more talk there is about Industry 4.0, the
more IO-Link is also becoming a hot topic. No
wonder, since the communication interface
brings some real benefits for the user. With the
right concept, clever IO-Link devices combine
cost efficiency with flexible setting options. Turck
is presenting the proof of this with the premiere
of three new devices at the SPS IPC Drives fair:
With the uprox3 inductive proximity switch, the
QR24 contactless encoder and the Q4X laser
distance sensor, the IO-Link specialist has added
three more product variants to its IO-Link
IO-Link facilitates parameterization of the laser distance sensor
Q4X at hard to reach places
Using the “Application
Specific Tag” each
uprox3 IO-Link sensor
can be individually
The QR24 IO-Link
works reliably with
inexpensive standard
three-wire cables
required, the IO-Link call can be used to read out all
the characters of the application specific tag in order
to use more complex ID information.
Integrated temperature monitoring
The uprox3 also provides information in the cyclic
data about whether the actual temperature is above
or below the set temperature range – also according
to customer requirements. The precise value of the
integrated measuring sensor can be called via the
controller as part of the acyclic information. The
integrated temperature monitoring thus enables
predictive maintenance, such as for the early detection
of faulty cooling or when the motor is running hot.
Customer benefits
The versatile setting options enable customers to
reduce the number of different types required, reduce
costs for procurement and inventory levels. In the
future they can purchase just one sensor as a universal
solution, which can be set as required for specific
applications via IO-Link. The IO-Link variant is only
negligibly higher in price than the conventional
uprox3 sensor. The integrated identification feature
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enables anyone wanting an alternative and simple
identification solution to save the costs of acquiring
an RFID or barcode system. The uprox3-IOL is initially
available as an M12 and an M18 variant in two housing
designs: both in the chrome brass housing as well as
in the PTFE coated variant for welding applications.
First contactless encoder with IO-Link
Turck’s QR24-IOL single-turn encoder offers similar
benefits thanks to its IO-Link interface. The new QR24
model is the first contactless encoder with an IO-Link
output. Previous IO-Link encoders only used the
technology for setting parameters. If IO-Link is also
used as a data interface, as it is on both the QR24 and
the Q4X laser distance sensor, the user can make some
effective cost savings. Expensive shielded or twisted
pair cables, as required for conventional analog signal
transmission, become a thing of the past. IO-Link works
reliably with inexpensive standard three-wire cables.
Turck is continuing this approach consistently with the
pricing of the QR24-IOL. It is consequently cheaper than
the variants with analog, SSI or other digital interfaces.
Freely selectable zero point
Besides the cost saving benefit, the QR24-IOL boasts
some clever parameter options. The user can set the
zero point of the encoder as required. It was often
necessary before to make compromises in mounting
and commissioning. This sometimes meant that the
terminals were difficult to reach or the diagnostic LEDs
were hardly visible even though the zero point was
correct. Alternatively the encoder could also be
mounted without a correct zero point alignment. Users
nevertheless had to store correction factors in their
controller. The freely adjustable zero point of the
QR24-IOL eliminates both these disadvantages. The
orientation of the encoder can also be selected –
either clockwise or counterclockwise (CW or CCW).
LED status indication
The QR24-IOL encoder variant also enables predictive
maintenance. Besides the 16 bits which are output as a
position signal, the encoder also transmits 3 bytes of
status information. These increase the diagnostic
coverage and indicate whether the positioning
element is measuring correctly or not, or is being
operated in the border area. This information can also
be provided early on via the controller, if blows or
shocks have caused the encoder or positioning
element to become loose prematurely – and before a
signal failure occurs. LEDs directly on the encoder
show this information also and thus simplify diagnostics in the field and the correct mounting of the
positioning element.
Q4X laser distance sensor
Turck’s photoelectric components partner Banner
Engineering also supports the IO-Link activities of its
Mülheim partner and is launching on the market the
Q4X laser distance sensor, another IO-Link device. It is
the first device of its kind to combine two operating
modes that previously were always used separately:
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Contrast sensing and adjustable background suppression. The user can set the mode and other parameters
such as switch window and foreground and background suppression, as well as predictive maintenance,
directly in the field via the display or via IO-Link. The
communication interface here also considerably
simplifies parameter setting at locations that are
difficult to access.
New parameter sets when replacing devices
The benefits for parameter setting in particular are also
provided since IO-Link version 1.1 is now available and
supports all new Turck sensors. When a replacement is
necessary, the IO-Link master simply copies all the
stored parameters to the identical replacement device.
Employees do not require any special training to carry
out the replacement and operation can continue
without interruption. Particularly in the event of
unscheduled machine failures, this intelligent data
retention feature can considerably reduce costly
System expertise in IO-Link
Customers continuously using IO-Link as a data
interface benefit from Turck’s many years of experience
with this technology. Turck has now integrated the
setting options of all in-house IO-Link devices in the
station GSDML file of the TBEN-S master. This considerably simplifies the setting up of a system via the PLC.
When the GSDML file is read in by an engineering
software (TIA Portal or other) all Turck devices can be
selected as a specific port configuration. Both the
individual parameter setting of devices via a PC as well
as the manual writing of an IO-Link call program block
in the controller thus become unnecessary.
This provides a user-friendly solution to the integration of the IO-Link devices. When advanced station
parameters are displayed in TIA Portal, all parameters
which were previously specified by selecting the
particular device are grayed out. The remaining
unspecified parameters can then be selected easily via
drop-down fields. The integration of the IODDs also
simplifies the documentation and commissioning of
machinery. If a device is connected to the wrong input,
this is detected by the controller – also if the device is
replaced at a later time. Any annoying connection
faults arising during commissioning and servicing can
be detected quickly. The diagnostics of devices during
operation is also easier since each individual sensor
can be accessed without any programming effort.
Author | Oliver Marks is Vice President Automation Products
at Turck
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Sealed with Glass
The Austrian electroplating specialist Electrovac relies on Turck’s
BL ident RFID system for its production of glass seals
Glass is not primarily used as a sealing material.
However, it does offer an ideal solution for specific
applications. One of these applications is the key
specialization of the Electrovac company. “In specific
terms, it has to do with so-called glass-to-metal seals,”
explains Karl Hogl, electroplating specialist at Electrovac in Klosterneuburg near Vienna. These are
feedthroughs for hermetically sealed housings, into
which the metal pins are inserted. The feedthrough
opening is then sealed with a glass ring. “The housings
are often subjected to a vacuum. Alternatively, the
housings are fitted with pressure sensors which then
have to be sealed from the ambient pressure.
These hermetically sealed housings are used in
applications such as pressure sensors in the aircraft
industry, airbag ignitors in cars, or position sensors for
off-road vehicles. They are also used in applications
such as aerospace engineering, medical technology or
in military equipment. Unlike its considerably larger
plant in Germany, the company’s head office in
Klosterneuburg is primarily responsible for smaller
Small but fine: The
electroplating plant at
Electrovac is used for
electroplating small
series of hermetically
sealed housings
series or special productions. This site is responsible for
manufacturing the housings together with the glass
seal. “At this stage we often do not know what the
housing will ultimately be used for,” said Hogl, indicating the extremely exotic nature of possible applications for this technology.
Robust sealing
But why is glass used as a seal? Hogl explains: “The seal
of the feedthrough has to meet a wide range of
different requirements. Whilst obviously being hermetically sealed, it must also be temperature resistant
and pressure resistant. With plastics, for example, it is
difficult to achieve the right level of temperature
resistance. A rubber seal would be unsuitable for
providing long-term vacuum sealing. Therefore, the
ideal sealing material for these kinds of demanding
requirements is glass.”
Around one year ago, the Salzburg-based company
Schloetter, a plant and control system builder for the
electroplating sector, overhauled the electroplating
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»Our experience with Turck has
always been positive. Installation
is simple and reliability is high.
Giving Turck the job of providing
the sensors on this plant was
therefore an obvious decision.«
Harald Hraschan | Schloetter Ges.m.b.H
Even severe ambient
conditions are not a
problem for the read/
write head
plant in the Klosterneuburg factory. This is used firstly
as a test plant and secondly for electroplating small
series housings after the glass seal has been melted
into the feedthrough openings. “The plant control
system was also renewed as part of this work in order
to optimize operating processes,” Hogl says. The new
controller was required to ensure that the correct
process parameters, such as current and time, are
always selected for different requirements.
This is where Turck got involved. RFID tags were
attached to the workpiece carriers. The only entry now
required at the controller is the housing located on the
carrier. Sensors installed at the different electroplating
baths now enable the controller to identify the
workpiece carrier and select the appropriate parameters. “Our experience with Turck has always been
positive. Installation is simple and reliability is high.
Giving Turck the job of providing the sensors on this
The technology in which Electrovac is involved is
far from ordinary. After all, who thinks of glass
when they think of sealing technology? This
article shows what it’s all about and the role
played here by Turck’s RFID solution.
RFID tag on the
workpiece carrier
plant was therefore an obvious decision,” said Harald
Hraschan, project manager at Schlötter. Karl Hogl adds:
“If we didn’t have these sensors, we would have to
enter all the parameters by hand, either selected from
a list or from memory. You can imagine how easy it is
to make a mistake, even when taking the utmost care.”
Robust system
“The sensor, or more precisely a type TN-M18-H1147
RFID-enabled read/write head, considerably increases
the degree of automation and significantly reduces the
error quota,” confirms Stephan Auerböck, the sales
manager for Turck in Austria. “In this specific application, it was also necessary to take the ambient conditions of the electroplating plant into account, even
though these were not a problem for this sensor.”
The sensor components used in the Electrovac application are from Turck’s BL ident series. BL ident is a
complete RFID system which particularly shows its
special benefits in industrial environments. Whether in
production control or distribution, in logistics or
automation, with BL ident users can use interferencefree HF technology and the wide range UHF technology simultaneously in an identification solution. Even
C omponents used
Read/write headTN-M18-H1147
Fieldbus gatewayBL20-E-GW-EC
I/O module for RFIDBL20-2RFID-S
in industrial conditions and for the data exchange of
fast moving tags, very large detection ranges are
possible. Each BL ident system can be created flexibly
with data carriers, read/write heads, connection
technology and interfaces (gateways and RFID electronic modules) to form a tailored RFID solution. In
addition to extremely fast FRAM tags that offer a
virtually unlimited number of read/write operations,
high temperature variants for temperatures up to 210
°C are available, which can be used, for example, in
paint lines. Another important feature is that BL ident
can be integrated into existing plant configurations
without any problems.
Plant maintenance technicians will also be pleased
with the other benefits, such as the possibility to hot
swap electronic modules during operation, thus
eliminating the need for downtime. The LEDs on the
read/write heads also provide very straightforward
optical fault diagnostics. “A major benefit for the
customer is the extensive range of the Turck program,”
Auerböck continues. “In other words, we offer a very
high level of flexibility to meet particular plant requirements.” This, incidentally, also includes explosion
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Düsseldorf, Sept 19-20
& exhibition
organised by
Developer Day, September 19th 2016
Chip Technology
Transponders and ICs
Readers and Printers
Software and Integration
Security with
Medical Processes
User Day, September 20th 2016
RFID in Industry
and Maintenance
RFID in Retail
and Logistics
A P P L I C AT I O N S S E N S O R / F I E L D B U S T E C H N O L O G Y
The cartons move on the
conveyor belt past the
camera, which controls
the print quality
Pass Control
The PALC unit image processing systems from ISW use Turck’s Codesys
programmable BL20 gateway to check data matrix codes and plain text
Imagine that you have a headache, and so you take a
conventional acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) pill, which
helps ease the pain. With the aspirin pack in your hand,
you could use the data matrix code printed on it and
the relevant databases of the manufacturer to find out
who was involved in producing your pack, and thank
everyone involved personally.
Who supplied the required chemicals and primary
products? Who put the pallet with your pack into the
warehouse? Which transport company picked up the
pack and when, and what time it arrived at your
drugstore? Clearly the possibility to say “thank you”
was not a major priority in implementing the comprehensive traceability of medicine, but it really is fascinating nevertheless.
Transparency in the entire process
There are few sectors in which the processes have the
same degree of transparency and traceability as the
pharmaceutical sector. As in the food industry, this is
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primarily due to the health relevance of the products
concerned. People have to eat food and take pharmaceutical products. The comprehensive transparency of
the process ensures absolutely fault-free production
and thus keeps the risk to consumers down to a
In the pharmaceutical industry, traceable production is also a requirement of brand protection. The
ability to trace every single pack from the drugstore
back to the production plant makes the work of any
product pirate more difficult. Suppliers selling the
goods can be prosecuted more easily. As it stands,
most major manufacturers have already implemented
security systems for the traceability of their products.
The EU Falsified Medicines Directive 2011/62/EC (FMD)
requires all pharmaceutical companies in the EU to
have implemented the full traceability of their products by the second quarter of 2018.
If a drug company wishes to set up a transparent
and traceable production system at the last minute, it
may possibly come across Industrielle Sensorsysteme
Wichmann GmbH (ISW), a company based in KöllnReisiek near Elmshorn. With around twenty employees,
the company has grown to become a specialist in
optical identification systems. ISW started out as an
integration partner focusing on image processing
systems and has since developed into a manufacturer
of special machines and plants, mostly with image
processing solutions as a central task. “ISW customers
appreciate the fact that we offer more flexibility than
some major companies, and nevertheless still offer an
all-round carefree package of image processing
machines together with the integration in production
as well as in the customer’s ERP and MES systems,”
explained Tobias Wichmann, authorized representative
for sales and application.
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The advanced image processing systems manufactured by the German company Industrielle
Sensorsysteme Wichmann GmbH (ISW) are used
in all sectors of industry. In the machines of the
PALC unit series, Turck›s Codesys-programmable
BL20 gateway processes the signals of different
sensors and devices, operating as a PLC and
coordinating the functions of the subsystems. The
simple programming and optimum dimensions
for this application were some of the key factors
in choosing the BL20 system.
Individual testing systems
The solutions address the needs of the pharmaceutical
sector but also other sectors such as the packaging
and automotive industry. ISW has in its portfolio a
number of standard machines for identification
solutions which are adapted to the specific requirements of the customer. These include solutions that
offer more than track and trace functionality. For
example, systems are available for visually inspecting
the workmanship and quality of motor parts.
The PALC unit is mostly used in the pharmaceutical
sector, and PALC unit stands for Package Aggregation
Line Controller. In its standard application, the machine
marks a folded box with a unique serial number,
product specific data and a data matrix code. It then
checks the quality of the print. This is necessary to
guarantee readability at the end customer (i.e., in the
drugstore). In extreme cases, illegible medicine packs
cannot be sold. The system is designed in different
modules for the particular customer in order to
This photoelectric sensor
at the reject area of the
PALC unit is used to
verify the rejection
A P P L I C AT I O N S S E N S O R / F I E L D B U S T E C H N O L O G Y
»Turck’s Codesys programmable BL20 gateway has
exactly the right dimensions for this task. Naturally,
the PLCs of major manufacturers could also handle
this task but would be unnecessarily expensive
and complex.«
Tobias Wichmann | ISW
optimize connections at the specific production lines,
or to meet the requirements of the different marking
The PALC unit consists of a conveyor belt which
feeds the folded boxes to a camera with a lighting
system. The read process of the camera is triggered by
a reflex sensor. The camera checks the quality of the
print on the basis of parameters taught. If the print
result does match the target values, a compressed air
nozzle blows this folded box from the conveyor belt to
a reject chute. All other folded boxes are transported
further in the process and if necessary fed to a connected packaging unit. The PALC unit is parameterized via
an HMI, which shows a graphical user interface. If
production changes to a different box size, this can be
changed via the HMI.
Codesys gateway as PLC
“The PLC is the core of the system,” says ISW representative Wichmann. In this case, it’s the programmable
BL20 gateway from Turck that handles the control task.
“All signals come together on the PLC and are processed: the signals of the IPC, the sensors, trigger
signals, signals of the camera inspection and compressed air monitor and more,” Wichmann continues.
“Turck›s Codesys programmable BL20 gateway has
exactly the right dimensions for this task. Naturally, the
PLCs of major manufacturers could also handle this
task but would be unnecessarily expensive and
complex. Another benefit was the fact that we already
had experience with Codesys in the company and
could program our solution quickly with the BL20. The
choice of a suitable controller for the PALC was
ISW programmed the
control of the entire
PALC on the BL20
gateway with Codesys
The camera checks the quality of the print
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therefore easy to make.” The communication between
the industrial PC and the gateway is implemented via
a TCP/IP Ethernet connection.
Easy handling
A photoelectric sensor at the entry initiates a start
trigger for the printing and measuring process. This is
combined with another signal from a rotary encoder at
the motor, which triggers the printer and camera at the
right time. A photoelectric sensor triggers the compressed air nozzle to blow the bad boxes (NOK) from
the belt into the reject chute. Both photoelectric
sensors are from Banner Engineering, Turck›s partner
for optoelectronic solutions. The simplicity of the
system is also its strength: “We didn›t have to teach the
system or do anything similar. The photoelectric sensor
is fitted with a reflector to act as a reflex sensor. Any
foreground or background rejection is unnecessary
here,” Wichmann says. The Turck compressed air sensor
(M12E-VP44X-H1141), which is located at the maintenance unit of the compressed air nozzle and monitors
the compressed air present as required, also offers easy
ISW also uses another Turck product in the PALC
unit: The end of the reject chute is monitored with an
inductive proximity switch from Turck. The BL20 then
processes the signal indicating whether the chute is
closed or open. The conveyor belt is stopped if the
chute is not opened. “The excellent support from Turck
sales was also an important factor in choosing the
Turck products,” Wichmann says.
Author | Uwe Tiedemann is sales specialist at Turck
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The PALC unit marks a folded box with
a serial number, product specific data
and a data matrix code, and then checks
the quality of the print
C omponent S U S E D
Programmable gatewayBL20-PG-EN
I/O Module, analog outputsBL20-E-4AO-U/I
I/O Module, digital inputsBL20-E-16DI-24VDC-P
I/O Module, digital outputsBL20-E-16DO-24VDC-0.5A-P
Light barrierQ20PLP-Q7
Pressure sensorPK010R-P13-2UP8X-V1141
Proximity switchBI4U-M12E-VP44X-H1141
Production efficiency – that is the promise that customers have been able to expect from Arburg for several
years. Customers are not only supplied with the
injection molding machine of choice, but are also
supported by the company in implementing their
plastic production tasks as efficiently as possible.
Arburg’s portfolio also includes robot systems, custom
turnkey systems and other peripherals. Another
product was recently added to the Arburg portfolio
which caused a real sensation in the plastics world: The
Freeformer, which operates without a mold using
standard granulates.
Efficient production of one-off parts/small batches
Customers requiring one-off parts or only a few
hundred units of a particular component were previ-
ously faced with a difficult choice. For such a small
number of parts, the production of an injection mold is
not financially justifiable. If the costs here are added to
the cost of the individual part, the price becomes
unprofitable. Since showcasing the Freeformer for the
first time at the K plastics fair in Düsseldorf in 2013,
Arburg has thus been offering a solution for the
industrial additive manufacturing of one-off parts and
customized batches.
The 3D printing sector still appears to be relatively
relaxed about the entry of the injection molding
specialist in this market. There are two reasons for this:
Firstly, 3D printing as a manufacturing process is being
strengthened by the entry of one of the world’s leading
injection molding manufacturers (548 million €
turnover in 2014). Secondly, Arburg’s Freeformer is
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During printing,
the part carrier moves
on three axes with
micrometer precision
underneath the rigid
discharge unit
Noble Droplets
In Arburg’s Freeformer for additive production,
Turck’s Li-Q25 linear position sensor offers very
precise measuring of the screw movement in the
discharge unit with a high scan rate
aimed in part at different customers to those of
typical 3D printer manufacturers.
3D printing for industrial requirements
With the usual 3D printing process, 3D printers discharge a plastic strand that cannot be broken during
printing. This restricts the freedom in the geometric
design of the component. Arburg uses the world’s most
unique AKF process, which was developed in-house.
The Arburg plastic freeforming (AKF) process manufactures components from 3D CAD data without a mold
using individual droplets of melted standard granulate.
“The Freeformer not only prints prototypes and
samples, but manufactures one-off industrial parts
and batches that meet industrial requirements in terms
of stability as well as component accuracy,” explains
Arburg has attracted a lot of attention in the
world of plastics with its Freeformer. The machine
for additive manufacturing produces components
that are not only attractive but meet demanding
industrial requirements. This is made possible
through the very fine application of plastic
droplets and a machine actuator and sensor
system that is fully connected via high-speed
Ethernet. Turck’s Li-Q25 contactless linear position
sensor measures the movement of the screw in
the two discharge units. It offers outstanding
performance thanks to its accuracy and high scan
rate of 5 kHz.
»We are operating with a 25 micrometer
accuracy. The Li sensor offers this over a
500 millimeter distance without any loss
in the accuracy of measuring length.«
Werner Faulhaber | Arburg
Dr. Eberhard Duffner, development manager. The
machine achieves this by applying the plastic in small
200 to 300 micrometer droplets, depending on the
nozzle size. This process also enables complex geometric designs to be implemented.
Standard plastic granulates can be used
The Arburg developers also provided the Freeformer
with another unique selling point. The machines
operate with standard plastic granulates. At present
these are polyamides (PA), polycarbonates (PC),
thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and acrylonitrile
butadiene styrene (ABS). The standard plastic granulates are much cheaper to purchase than for conventional 3D printers, and the customers normally have
these granulates already in stock.
Two discharge units
Arburg’s Freeformer is fitted as standard with two
discharge units and can thus print materials with
different colors or properties into one component.
This makes it possible to produce functional components that could have a hard-soft combination.
In the AKF process, the droplets make connections
in all three dimensions. The components produced
offer a particularly high degree of stability and precision. In the tension test, PC components achieve values
of around 90 percent. To reach this high level of
stability, the plastic has to be discharged as very small
droplets with a high density. However, to keep the
production time short in spite of the small droplet size,
70 or even 200 droplets are discharged per second –
the speed varying according to whether a component
contour or filling is being printed.
The discharge unit stays rigid during printing.
Instead, the part carrier moves underneath on three
axes with micrometer precision to position the component correctly. The carrier must be moved accurately
over a short distance in the cycle of the discharge unit.
“We have four milliseconds to position the carrier
correctly,” said Werner Faulhaber, head of the electrical
engineering development department at Arburg.
Turck’s Li-Q25 sensor meets
Arburg’s demanding requirements in terms of positioning
accuracy and reproducibility
The Li sensors are located at the end of the two cylinders in
order to measure the movement of the plasticizing screw
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Linear position sensor Li500P0-Q25LM0
Inductive linear position sensor measures
the screw movement
The cycle and the size of the droplets are controlled by
a closure at the tip of the discharge unit. The plasticized
material is tensioned at 100 bars of pressure in front of
the closure. “This pressure is produced and controlled
in the plasticizing screw. To keep the droplet size
constant in relation to the fluctuating viscosity of the
melted material, a correction model is calculated with
the extremely slow changing screw movement measured on the Li sensor,” Faulhaber says.
If the droplets are too large or too small, this would
damage the quality of the component. Although the
surface of the printed component is not as smooth as
that of an injection molded component, the droplets
are in a very regular formation in order to ensure the
correct dimensions of the resulting component. This is
made possible using Turck’s Li-Q5 inductive linear
position sensor, which measures the movement of the
screw in the Freeformer.
Li sensor offers impressive accuracy and linearity
“We are operating with a 25 micrometer accuracy. The
Li offers this over a 500 millimeter distance without any
loss in the accuracy of measuring length. On sensors
with a Varan interface, this accuracy is a unique selling
point. The positioning accuracy and reproducibility
were the key benefits of the Li,” said Werner Faulhaber,
describing the key reasons for choosing the sensor for
the plasticizing screw. Turck’s Li sensors are also used
on Arburg’s injection molding machines.
Although the sensors are also used on the screw in
these injection molding machines, different requirements apply here: “In terms of performance, the Li on
the injection molding machine is placed under a
considerable load,” Faulhaber says. On the Freeformer,
the speed of the signal output and the rather slow
movement of the screw are not critical. “However, it was
important to match the scan rate that the servo axes
required. Even if the translational movement of the
screw itself is not very dynamic, we scan the value very
frequently.” In both machine types, Arburg uses an
inductive linear position sensor from Turck with a
maximum scan rate of 5 kHz.
Actuators and sensors controlled via Varan
real-time Ethernet
“The Freeformer is entirely electrically driven. We do
not use any pneumatic or hydraulic drives. We control
each axis – and this can be up to thirteen servo axes
– via real-time Ethernet. We had the vision of connecting the entire actuator system and a considerable part
of the sensors via real-time Ethernet,” said Faulhaber.
This sets an additional criterion in the selection of a
suitable linear position sensor. In 2012, Arburg collaborated in the development of the Varan interface of the
Li for use in electrically driven injection molding
machines. This development gave Arburg further
benefits in the Freeformer. “We have the advantage that
we can integrate the Li sensor as easily in this special
version as with one of our own actuators or measuring
systems,” Faulhaber said.
Author | Ralf Moder is sales engineer at Turck
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The design of the
Freeformer won the
prestigious Red Dot
Award in 2014
Nothing can stop the high performance grinding
machines from the workshop of the Linear
Abrasive engineering company. Referred to as
Parsifal, Tristan, and Isolde, the machines have
made a tremendous impression with customers
worldwide. In order for this to continue, the latest
machine uses Turck›s contactless inductive
encoders and angle sensors to ensure precise and
reproducible measuring of data.
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Turck’s RI angle sensor is used for position measuring of a mechanical limit drum over 360°
Smooth Running
Swiss abrasive machine builder Linear Abrasive relies
on Turck’s contactless encoders and angle sensors
The output of machines for high-performance continuous grinding developed by the engineers, designers
and technicians at Linear Abrasive Engineering S.A.,
based in Marin-Epagnier, Switzerland, is as dynamic as
the music of Richard Wagner. The company develops
and manufactures machines for the high-performance
continuous grinding of workpieces in large series. The
Linear Abrasive systems are provided with a base made
from cast iron and reinforced pre-stressed concrete,
thus preventing virtually any vibration, even at high
cutting speeds.
The machines are used for the large-volume production of metal workpieces. This requires maximum
precision just as much as fast cycle times. The requirements of the customers are quite simple: They want to
be able to press the green button so that the machine
starts up and continues running; 24 hours a day, 360
days a year. “The machines even have to carry out the
cleaning automatically,” says Alain Kobel, head of the
“Electrical” R & D department.
Success factors: Precision, reliability, durability
The first machine that was designed 30 years ago by
Linear Abrasive was intended for Germany. It was used
for processing rare earths, which consist of high quality
With its inductive measuring
principle, the QR24 encoder is
particularly robust and precise
metals. Nowadays, Linear Abrasive exports and supplies
its grinding machines to customers in Europe and other
markets, particularly to manufacturers active in the
automotive industry. These manufacturers have been
particularly impressed by the precision, reliability and
»Every machine we develop and construct
is a challenge. To be successful, we need
the support of technically skilled partners
with answers to our questions. Pure sales
people are of no use to us.«
Alain Kobel | “Electrical” R & D
durability of the high performance grinding machines.
They also appreciate the fact that this small but fine
machine builder is flexible and fast enough to meet the
specific needs and requirements of its customers.
Individual customer requirements as a key objective
The fact that every machine supplied by Linear
Abrasive is a unique item developed to meet particular
customer specifications goes without saying. In fact,
customers actually present the development depart-
For a customer from the
automotive industry, Linear
Abrasive built the machine
for grinding connecting rods
with continuous parts
machining on both sides
ment with the prototype of a workpiece and a complex
catalog of requirements. The fact that customers’
expectations are increasing with each new application
is also evident. Keeping up with this demand requires
no small amount of inventiveness – and often new
technologies as well – not least with regard to the
individual components of the machine. For example, in
a current project for a demanding customer from the
German automotive sector, sensors are an important
factor, as they play a key role in ensuring precise
Precise sensors
The engineers at Linear Abrasive looked around on
the market for innovative products and came upon
Bachofen, the agents for Turck in Switzerland. “Every
machine we develop and construct is a challenge. To be
successful, we need the support of technically skilled
Angle sensorRI360P1-QR14
partners with answers to our questions. Pure sales
people are of no use to us,” Alain Kobel explains.
He and his team decided to use the unique probe
sensors of Turck, including a high precision inclinometer with a particularly high EMC performance, an
inductive analog QR24 encoder, and an inductive Ri
angle sensor. Each component offers outstanding
process safety and robustness., enabling the implementation of a new measuring principle based on an
innovative resonance coupling, which does not require
the use of magnetic positioning elements. As a result,
the sensors are not susceptible to electromagnetic
interference, which can be emitted, for example, from
large motors. Thanks to the completely contactless
operating principle, the robust sensors are both
maintenance-free and wear-free, as well as offering
outstanding reproducibility, resolution and linearity
over a large temperature range.
Autor | Pascal Friche is head of Turck sales at the Swiss
automation specialists Bachofen in Biel
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A P P L I C AT I O N S F l E L D B U S T E C H N O L O G Y
Differential Equation
At the differential gear production plant of a Chinese auto parts
supplier, Turck is showing how its IO-Link solution for signal
connection is easy, fast and efficient
The automotive industry is a highly competitive sector.
Nowadays, automotive plants in Asia, Europe and
America are building very good cars, and the differences in quality between the particular vehicle classes
are marginal. This competitive pressure is also felt by
the auto parts supplier sector. Some manufacturers are
renowned for the tough way in which they handle their
suppliers. The positive side of this competitive pressure
is the increased production efficiency that it has
developed. Suppliers have to keep their production
flexible and ensure that setups and modifications can
be carried out quickly. To do this, they are increasingly
relying on systemic production and products. Modular
concepts enable larger quantities of individual components and shorter development and production times.
A Chinese manufacturer of differential gears uses
Turck's TBIL IO-Link hub to connect hundreds of
sensors and actuators in production. Each of
these junction boxes connects up to 16 sensors or
actuators via IO-Link. The solution saves minimizes the time required for assembling multicore
cables while also reducing costs. The solution is
completed with Turck's BL20 Profibus gateways
with IO-Link master modules. Besides switching
signals, they also bring RFID data and analog
signals to the PLC.
Use of differential gears
One example of these developments is the production
of axle differential gears for automobiles. Differential
gears ensure that the wheels of a vehicle can move at
different speeds. When a vehicle is cornering, an axle
differential gear is necessary so that the outer wheel
can cover a greater distance than the inner wheel. The
differential balances out the different speeds of the
wheels. For off-road driving, four-wheel drives have the
ability to block single differentials or all of them in
order to transfer the power from stuck wheels to all
wheels. Four-wheel drive vehicles also have a central
differential in order distribute the drive power to the
front and rear axles.
Many sensors in gear production
Several magnetic field sensors on the production line
of the differential gears detect the positions of pneumatic cylinders and clamps, while proximity switches
detect components of the differentials themselves.
There are also many actuators such as air valves,
solenoid valves and other devices, which perform the
commands of the controller.
Multicore cables and passive junctions failed
Initially, the customer wanted to connect the signals of
sensors and actuators to the fieldbus gateways in the
control cabinet using passive junctions and multicore
cables. However, this solution didn't meet all of the
specified requirements. The costs of the cable lengths
and the extensive wiring effort involved had a negative
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effect on the overall cost. Many cables for the passive
junctions would have had to be prepared manually and
then connected again to the I/O modules in the control
cabinet. Commissioning would have been particularly
prone to errors as well as being time consuming. The
solution would also have been very expensive and
difficult to maintain.
Troubleshooting during cable inspection would
have initially presented a lot of problems: As the types
and models of the sensors installed are the same, the
cable markings are also identical apart from one or two
digits. Assignment errors were therefore bound to
happen. The search for and rectification of wiring errors
would in turn be very time consuming and complex.
The customer recognized this before the solution was
chosen and obtained further advice from Turck.
IO-Link solution fast and efficient
Turck could offer a space saving solution that simplified
the wiring of the production workbenches and which
nevertheless could be implemented cost effectively.
The system also allowed the implementation of
diagnostics right down to the sensor level.
The customer used a Siemens controller with
Profibus-DP. Turck consequently offered a BL20 Profibus
gateway for the control cabinet in conjunction with
IO-Link master modules. Turck's IO-Link compatible
TBIL junction boxes are ideal for connecting the sensors
and actuators in the field. These I/O hubs use IO-Link to
bring up to 16 binary signals to the IO-Link master via a
standard sensor cable. The 16-bit process signal of the
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IO-Link protocol is therefore not used for an analog
process value, but for transferring 16 individual switch
signals for digital input or output signals. As the TBIL
I/O hubs offer protection to IP67, they can be mounted
directly in the field as close as possible to the sensors
and actuators. IO-Link is a digital protocol that allows
the use of standard three-wire cables, which eliminates
the need for any expensive shielding and lengthy cable
Efficient and transparent network structure
This network structure, consisting of I/O hubs and
Profibus DP gateways with IO-Link master modules,
enabled the user to avoid the need for any time
consuming wiring in the control cabinet as well as
making savings in the terminals, expensive cables, and
space required. The solution also provided an outstandingly simple and clear network structure that prevented
faults already at the installation stage.
If any faults occurred later, however, maintenance
was simple thanks to the use of IO-Link. The location of
faults can be identified right down to the individual
field device and differentiated between a wire break or
a short circuit. The central configuration of the entire
system from the controller ensures the central availability of all relevant information. This simplifies both
maintenance and documentation.
Space saving and flexible
An IO-Link module on the BL20 gateway provides four
IO-Link masters. This means that up to 64 binary signals
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TBIL I/O hubs means
26x savings on multicore cables and their
A P P L I C AT I O N S F l E L D B U S T E C H N O L O G Y
Besides hundreds
of switching signals,
two BL20 gateways
also bring signals from
RFID read/write heads
and analog signals
to the PLC
can be connected with a single module. The flexibility
of the overall solution is always ensured. Additional
IO-Link master modules or other I/O modules can be
connected easily to the BL20 gateway.
The customer was able to successfully complete the
commissioning of the system quickly. As many identical
sensors are connected and only TBIL I/O hubs were
used as I/O-Link devices, the workload involved was
manageable anyway.
IO-Link communication interface will be the top choice
for the new generation of intelligent devices. Devices
with IO-Link communicate data digitally and can thus
exchange process values as well as configuration
information and diagnostic data. The information
exchange is transparent on the entire section from the
sensor right up to the controller.”
P roducts used
Turck benefit: System expertise in IO-Link
Turck offers one of the most extensive IO-Link portfolios on the market. From measuring and switching
sensors, to connection technology and the TBIL I/O
hub, right through to IO-Link masters for the most
important fieldbuses and Ethernet protocols in IP20
and IP67. This system diversity is virtually unique on the
market. Customers benefit from Turck's mature system
The integration of the IO-Link devices on Turck
IO-Link masters via the controller will be even easier in
the future. The setting options of the Turck devices are
integrated into the GSDML file of the Turck IO-Link
master. For the customer, this means it is only necessary to read the GSDML in the controller software in
order to set up a device. The devices just have to be
selected on the master. The IO-Link device parameters
to be set can be selected via drop-down fields instead
of having to program IO-Link call function blocks
The time saved means that the installation can be
put into production even faster, thus offering an edge
in highly competitive markets such as the auto parts
supplier industry.
Profibus-DP gateway BL20-GW-DPV1
IO-Link master BL20-E-4IOL
I/O hub TBIL-M1-16DXP
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Analog signals via IO-Link
IO-Link is still unfamiliar territory for many customers.
Some were initially skeptical, particularly due to the
unusual setup in the controller. However, after an
IO-Link installation is completed, most customers are
convinced of the benefits. In the application described,
the customer realized that he would also be able to
connect all measuring sensors for pressure and
temperature with IO-Link as long as they have an
interface. Special analog input modules are thus just as
unnecessary as the expensive shielded cables for
analog signals. The analog sensor could be connected
directly next to the I/O hub to IO-Link master module of
the BL20. The sensor parameters can then be set
directly from the controller. The customer intends to
examine this option with future projects.
The project engineer for the customer is impressed
by IO-Link: “We have good reason to believe that the
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Turck has now
launched the first
interface devices of
the new IMX12 generation on the market
Turck’s new IMX interface device
platform provides a five-fold
innovation leap in the following
disciplines: compactness, speed,
accuracy, safety and globality
A look at the development of interface technology will
show that manufacturers and customers increasingly
have three key requirements: Safety, particularly with
regard to Ex separation and functional safety (SIL), the
space requirement on the DIN rail, and performance –
particularly with regard to the speed and accuracy of
the devices. Although existing interface devices can
meet these requirements to a certain extent, the
possibility of their further development
is normally limited.
For many years, Turck has offered a wide range of
interface devices on the market which have also been
continually adapted to the latest developments.
However, it is only with a completely new electronic
platform that a manufacturer can offer future-proof
innovations based on state-of-the-art technology,
which can provide customers with investment security
for the next decade. Turck has therefore invested a
great deal of time and money in the development of
a completely new generation of interface technology.
Having rigorously tested the IMX series and having
acquired an extensive range of approvals for it, the
Mülheim-based automation specialist has now
launched the first devices of the new IMX interface
platform. This not only sets new standards in terms of
the traditional issues of safety, space and performance
already mentioned, but also opens up new markets,
such as in mobile equipment, thanks to its 10...30 VDC
Functional safety and Ex separation
The issue of functional safety has grown in importance
in recent years. In the beginning, safety integrity levels
(SIL) had been equated with quality. However, plant
operators have gradually developed a greater understanding of safety in their applications. Manufacturers
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have consequently had to meet these resulting
challenges. Turck directed its development process
for the new IMX series completely in compliance with
the requirements of IEC 61508, and recognized
independent bodies have certified this process. The
comprehensive manuals and commissioning guides
support customers in the operation of the devices in
functional safety circuits.
Global approval portfolio
Ex approvals can also present a challenge, particularly
when the same device is required for use in different
countries. Unfortunately, Ex approval is not as uniformly harmonized worldwide as in Europe, where the ATEX
directive is applicable in all countries. Different con­tinents mean different standards. The challenge of all
device manufacturers is to cover the different requirements of all relevant Ex approvals combined – prefer-
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Proven technology has advantages and
disadvantages: Although it may be well-established and fully mature, at some point it cannot
be developed any further. If additional performance is required, the only solution is a consistent innovation using the latest technology
and providing customers with security for the
next decade. Turck is meeting these requirements
with its new IMX interface series. With more
compact housing dimensions, more accurate
and faster devices, SIL2 certification and several
international Ex approvals for worldwide use,
Turck is raising the standard for interface
technology to a new level.
The devices of the IMX12 series can be
used seamlessly in a voltage range from
10 to 30 VDC. This opens up the possibility
of use in new applications that are
supplied from batteries, PV collectors or
small wind turbines.
ably in one device. This is what Turck has managed
successfully with the IMX series: The devices will be
comprehensively approved for Europe, North America,
South America, China and Asia, and are provided with
UL, FM, ATEX, Nepsi, Kosha, Imetro and IEC-Ex certification. Shipping approvals will also be available in the
near future. The global approval portfolio of the IMX
series enables the customer to operate the devices
reliably at different locations worldwide.
Minimum space requirement
While Turck’s MK series required almost three centimeters in width for nearly twenty years in order to process
one temperature signal, the current IM series only
requires 18 millimeters for the same task. The new IMX
series now only requires 6.25 millimeters per temperature signal. Thanks to the small 12.5 millimeter housing
width, and up to four terminal banks per side, these
devices achieve a channel density that is unrivaled on
the market. The space requirement on the DIN rail for
the isolating switching amplifiers with a relay output
(2-channel 4-wire resistance temperature sensors) has
even been reduced to half of that required by the IM
series. Thanks to the four removable terminal banks,
only those terminals concerned have to be removed,
even when replacing three-wire sensors.
Maximum accuracy
Turck has managed to increase the performance of the
new series in spite of the small mounting width – in
terms of accuracy as well as in terms of speed. This is
highlighted particularly with the IMX12-AI EX analog
signal isolator. The new electronic design makes it
considerably less sensitive to external factors such as
temperature or voltage fluctuations. The effect of the
interface device on the overall performance of a
complete measuring circuit is thus considerably
reduced. The device operates much more accurately
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and thus meets the increased demands of the field
devices for accuracy.
However, the linearity error of the devices is not the
only factor considered with regard to accuracy. Many
other error factors, which often only appear in the
small print of the manufacturers’ data sheets, should
not be ignored. Data sheets cannot be used as the sole
basis of device comparisons. Ambient influences such
as temperature, power supply fluctuations or changes
in the connected load can have a considerable effect
on the performance of devices. Turck specifies these
errors and field conditions, and includes effects such as
repeatability and hysteresis in the total error calculation. The so-called total performance is calculated from
this together with the temperature coefficient. It does
not reflect abstract laboratory conditions but the
performance in the field. It has been verified that the
analog signal isolators and temperature measuring
amplifiers of the IMX series have the best overall
performance in terms of accuracy of all 12.5 mm
interface devices.
15000 Hz measuring frequency
The IMX12-DI EX isolating switching amplifier also
offers maximum values in terms of speed. Input
frequencies, which were previously the reserve of
special frequency transducers, can be transferred
inexpensively, reliably and in a minimum of space.
With up to 15,000 Hz, measured values can be optimally resolved, enabling precise measuring without
the negative effect of a signal conversion. Thanks to
the high measuring frequency, analog measuring
values can be transferred with a high resolution and
accuracy. The normal temperature coefficient, which
usually has a considerable influence with analog
measurements, is unnecessary. No other isolating
switching amplifier on the market can achieve this
to date.
Process industry, skids and stand-alone units
The process industry, with the chemical, pharmaceutical and oil and gas sectors in particular, are the
principal target sectors for interface devices. A new
special feature of the IMX series will enable Turck to
also provide solutions that were previously not
possible in some applications: The devices of the
IMX12 series can be used seamlessly in a voltage range
from 10 to 30 VDC. This opens up the possibility of use
in new applications that are supplied from batteries,
PV collectors or small wind turbines. This possible use
in smaller mobile and autonomous installations makes
the IMX devices particularly interesting for manufacturers of small to medium-sized plants. Thanks to the
international approvals available, manufacturers of
centrifuges, decanters or biomass power stations can
use the new interface devices in plants for worldwide
Growing portfolio
Besides devices for standard digital input/output
signals and analog input/output signals, the range of
the IMX12 product series includes temperature
Up to four 2-pole
terminals – each on
the Ex and non-Ex
side – can now take
2-channel temperature
measuring amplifiers
in 4-wire PT100 connection technology
measuring amplifiers and speed transducers in
different designs. Turck is presenting the first devices
of the IMX series at the Achema fair: the IMX12-TI
2-channel temperature measuring amplifier, the
IMX12-DI Ex isolating switching amplifier, the IMX12DO valve control module, as well as the IMX12-AI EX
HART analog signal isolator and the IMX12-AO HART
output analog signal isolator. The IMX series will later
be expanded into a complete interface device series
which meets all the requirements of the target markets
in the coming years. In other words, long-term investment security for customers is absolutely ensured.
Author | Klaus Ebinger is director product management
interface technology at Turck
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CHILE ı Egaflow S.P.A.
(+56) (9) 866 19642 ı [email protected]
CHINA ı Turck (Tianjin) Sensor Co. Ltd.
(+86) (22) 83988188 ı [email protected]
COLOMBIA ı Dakora S.A.S.
(+571) 8630669 ı [email protected]
(+1) (763) 5539224 ı [email protected]
CROATIA ı Tipteh Zagreb d.o.o.
(+385) (1) 3816574 ı [email protected]
CYPRUS ı AGF Trading & Engineering Ltd.
(+357) (22) 313900 ı [email protected]
CZECH REPUBLIC ı Turck s.r.o.
(+420) 495 518 766 ı [email protected]
LDENMARK ı Hans Folsgaard A/S
(+45) (43) 208600 ı [email protected]
Dominican Republic ı Turck USA
(+1) (763) 553-7300 ı [email protected]
LECUADOR ı Bracero & Bracero Ingenieros
(+593) (9) 7707610 ı [email protected]
EGYPT ı Electric Technology
(+20) 3 4248224 ı [email protected]
EL SALVADOR ı Elektro S.A. de C.V.
(+502) 7952-5640 ı [email protected]
ESTONIA ı Osauhing “System Test”
(+37) (2) 6405423 ı [email protected]
LFINLAND ı Sarlin Oy Ab
(+358) (10) 5504000 ı [email protected]
FRANCE ı Turck Banner S.A.S.
(+33) (0) 160436070 ı [email protected]
LGREAT BRITAIN ı Turck Banner Ltd.
(+44) (1268) 578888 ı [email protected]
GREECE ı Athanassios Greg. Manias
(+30) (210) 9349903 ı [email protected]
(+502) 2268-2800 ı [email protected]
(+1) (763) 5539224 ı [email protected]
HONG KONG ı Hilford Trading Ltd.
(+852) 26245956 ı [email protected]
HUNGARY ı Turck Hungary Kft.
(+36) (1) 4770740 ı [email protected]
LICELAND ı KM stal ehf
(+352) 5678939 ı [email protected]
INDIA ı Turck India Automation Pvt. Ltd.
(+91) 7768933005 ı [email protected]
INDONESIA ı Turck Singapore Pte. Ltd.
(+65) 65628716 ı [email protected]
IRELAND ı Tektron Electrical
(+353) (21) 4313331 ı [email protected]
ISRAEL ı Zivan Scientific Instruments Ltd.
(+972) 4 8729822 ı [email protected]
ITALY ı Turck Banner S.R.L.
(+39) 2 90364291 ı [email protected]
LJAPAN ı Turck Japan Office
(+81) (3) 52982128 ı [email protected]
JORDAN ı Technology Integration
(+962) 6 464 4571 ı [email protected]
LKENYA ı Westlink Limited
(+254) (53) 2062372 ı [email protected]
KOREA ı Turck Korea Co. Ltd.
(+82) (2) 20831630 ı [email protected]
KUWAIT ı Warba National Contracting
(+965) 24763981 ı [email protected]
LLATVIA ı Will Sensors
(+37) (1) 67718678 ı [email protected]
LEBANON ı Industrial Technologies (ITEC)
(+961) 1 491161 ı [email protected]
LITHUANIA ı Hidroteka
(+370) (37) 352195 ı hidr[email protected]
LUXEMBOURG ı Turck Multiprox N. V.
(+32) (53) 766566 ı [email protected] e
LMACEDONIA ı Tipteh d.o.o. Skopje
(+389) 70399474 ı [email protected]
MALAYSIA ı Turck Singapore Pte. Ltd.
(+65) 65628716 ı [email protected]
MEXICO ı Turck Comercial, S. de RL de CV
(+52) 844 4116650 ı [email protected]
LNEW ZEALAND ı CSE-W Arthur Fisher Ltd.
(+64) (9) 2713810 ı [email protected]
(+31) (38) 4227750 ı [email protected]
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(+505) 22442214 ı [email protected]
NIGERIA ı Milat Nigeria Ltd.
(+234) (80) 37236262 ı [email protected]
NORWAY ı HF Danyko A/S
(+47) 37090940 ı [email protected]
LOMAN ı International Business Development LLC
(+968) 24487147 ı [email protected]
LPAKISTAN ı Speedy Automation
(+92) 51 4861901 ı [email protected]
(+1) (763) 5539224 ı [email protected]
PERU ı NPI Peru S.A.C.
(+51) (1) 2731166 ı [email protected]
PHILIPPINES ı Turck Singapore Pte. Ltd.
(+65) 65628716 ı [email protected]
POLAND ı Turck sp.z o.o.
(+48) (77) 4434800 ı [email protected]
PORTUGAL ı Bresimar Automação S.A.
(+351) 234303320 ı [email protected]
(+1) (763) 5539224 ı [email protected]
LQATAR ı Doha Motors & Trading Company WLL
(+974) 4651441 ı [email protected]
LROMANIA ı Turck Automation Romania SRL
(+40) (21) 2300279 ı [email protected]
RUSSIA ı O.O.O. Turck Rus
(+7) ( 495) 2342661 ı [email protected]
LSAUDI-ARABIA ı Binzagr Factory
(+966) 3 8640980 ı [email protected]
SERBIA ı Tipteh d.o.o. Beograd
(+381) (11) 3131057 ı [email protected]
SINGAPORE ı Turck Singapore Pte. Ltd.
(+65) 65628716 ı [email protected]
SLOVAKIA ı Marpex s.r.o.
(+421) (42) 4440010 ı [email protected]
SLOWENIA ı Tipteh d.o.o.
(+386) (1) 2005150 ı [email protected]
SPAIN ı Elion S.A.
(+34) 932982000 ı [email protected]
SOUTH AFRICA ı R.E.T. Automation Controls (Pty.) Ltd.
(+27) (11) 4532468 ı [email protected]
SWEDEN ı Turck Office Sweden
(+46) 10 4471600 ı [email protected]
(+41) (44) 9441111 ı [email protected]
LTAIWAN ı Taiwan R.O.C. E-Sensors & Automation Int‘l Corp.
(+886) 7 7323606 ı [email protected]
TAIWAN ı Jach Yi International Co. Ltd.
(+886) 2 27312820 ı [email protected]
THAILAND ı Turck Singapore Pte. Ltd.
(+65) 65628716 ı [email protected]
(+1) (763) 5539224 ı [email protected]
TURKEY ı Turck Otomasyon Tic. Ltd. Ști.
(+90) (216) 5722177 ı [email protected]
LUkraine ı SKIF Control Ltd.
(+380) (44) 5685237 ı [email protected]
(+971) 2 5525101 ı [email protected]
URUGUAY ı Fidemar S.A.
(+598) 2 402 1717 ı [email protected]
USA ı Turck Inc.
(+1) (763) 553-7300 ı [email protected]
(+58) (241) 8345667 ı [email protected]
VIETNAM ı Turck Singapore Pte. Ltd.
(+65) 65628716 ı [email protected]
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Tel. +49 208 4952-0
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Simon Dames,
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Paul Gilbertson,
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Contributors to this Issue
Klaus Ebinger, Pascal Friche,
Martin Gold, Yu Gu, Jörg Kuhlmann,
Oliver Marks, Ralf Moder,
Dr. Volker Oestreich, Uwe Tiedemann
Art Direction / Graphic Design
Arno Krämer, Britta Fehr
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Your Global Automation Partner
Elero sichert die automatisierte Produktionsanlage für Rolladen­
motorbaugruppen mit EZ-Screen-Lichtgittern von Turcks OptikPartner Banner Engineering ab
Die neuen AnalogModule zeigen sich
bei den Eingangssignalformen
besonders flexibel
So ist es möglich, dass I/O-Module mit vergleichsweise
wenigen I/O-Signalen in der Größe eines Schokoriegels, für die vor ein paar Jahren ein direkter Anschluss
an Profinet undenkbar schien, heute dank der technologischen Weiterentwicklung neu bewertet werden
Die Unabhängigkeit von anderen Technologiezulieferern hat Turck dazu befähigt, die ultrakompakte
Block-I/O-Reihe TBEN-S aufzulegen. Auf einer Fläche
von 32 × 144 Millimetern bringt Turck acht M8-Buch-
sen unter. Für alle Applikationen, in denen unter engen
Platzverhältnissen Signale zur Steuerung gebracht
werden müssen, sind die vollvergossenen IP67-Geräte
optimal, beispielsweise im Maschinen- oder Serienmaschinenbau. Trotz ihrer kompakten Bauform lässt sich
jedes TBEN-S-Modul ohne zusätzliche Gateways in
jedem der drei Ethernet-Systeme Profinet, Modbus TCP
oder EtherNet/IP betreiben.
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