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T h e M a g a z i n e f o r C u s t o m e r s o f t h e Tu r c k G r o u p
Targeted
Jürgen Grabow: “We will open
up new markets with dedicated
sector management.“
Protected
RFID technology from Turck
identifies micro gas capsules to
the dust Ex zone
Renewed
Turck‘s HMI/PLC VT250 brings
state-of-the-art technology to
old lathes
Unmatched Mid
Range Sensing
New ultrasonic sensor series reduces the number of
variants for sensing distances up to 300 centimeters
02 E d i t o r i a l _ O L I V E R
MERGET
On Our Way
After the invention of the steam engine, the mass production of electrical energy and the digital revolution, the
fourth industrial revolution is to make the vision of the smart
factory, or rather the intelligent factory, reality. The
required automation technology must necessarily become more intelligent, communicative and “standalone“ as most of the products are today.
It will be a long time until intelligent factories are able to
integrate customers and business partners into their value-added processes. On our way there, we must further
develop our solutions as you develop your production
processes. There is no doubt that this needs to happen
in close cooperation between us of course. In the automotive industry for example, there are already first steps. Suppliers
make their components identifiable with an RFID tag which is then
further used in the production process of the car manufacturer. In
order to implement this, Turck has intensively further developed the
RFID-UHF portfolio in the last two years.
The introduction of Ethernet technology in all our fieldbus components is a further milestone in the expansion of our portfolio. In
combination with the platform strategy, Turck is the only provider
that offers you as a user the possibility to operate a wide variety of
Ethernet fieldbuses with the same hardware – fully automated and
without operator intervention. These are just two examples that
show how customer needs and market trends influence our product
development for innovative and challenging system solutions.
With its huge product variety, Turck is the only manufacturer of automation components that can offer you a consistent and concerted
automation solution from the sensor to the HMI. In this way, we are
always at your side to provide the optimum solution to your application. And if the standard is no longer sufficient, we develop customer-specific solutions.
With our product portfolio that we continually develop, we want to
pave the way for Smart Factory. We will show how we do this in the
following pages, but also on the SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg at our
booth 351 in Hall 7. We are looking forward to welcome you!
Yours sincerely,
Oliver Merget, Vice President Business Unit Automation Systems
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News
Innovations for automation specialists
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Cover story
SENSOR TECHNOLOGY: Unmatched Mid Range Sensing
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New ultrasonic sensor series with short blind zones and large measuring ranges reduces
the number of variants required for sensing distances up to 300 centimeters
INSIDE
INTERVIEW: “New Target Sectors Lined Up”
A&D chief editor Mathis Bayerdörfer spoke to Jürgen Grabow, vice president sales
factory automation, about Turck‘s involvement in vertical market management
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CUSTOM CONNECTIVITY TEAM USA: When Standard Doesn’t Work
The Custom Connectivity Team of Turck USA provides custom made solutions
tailored specifically for North American customer’s needs
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TECHNOLOGY
FIELDBUS TECHNOLOGY: Generation Change
On its 25th anniversary, Turck, the inventor of block I/O modules, is bringing a
new generation of these devices onto the market
applications
The new generation of Turck‘s TBEN/TBDP block I/Omodules combine the ruggedness of the predecessor
models with many new features.
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RFID: Compact Explosion Protection
Turck’s RFID technology enables IMA Automation Amberg GmbH to trace every
single capsule for micro gas generators (MGG) in the dust Ex zone
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RFID: Yesterday‘s Machinery – Today‘s Intelligence
Wolter Automationstechnik combines tried and trusted precision lathes with
state-of-the-art control technology using Turck‘s VT250 HMI/PLC
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REMOTE I/O: Safe Burn Off
The acetic acid production plant of a Chinese company is using Turck‘s excom
remote I/O system
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REMOTE I/O: Valuable Waste
In biogas upgrading plants of Purac Puregas Turck’s I/O-system excom enables
convenient maintenance directly in zone 1
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SENSOR TECHNOLOGY: Less is More
Temperature sensors from Turck have enabled the iron foundry of Friedrich WilhelmsHütte Eisenguss GmbH to reduce its annual gas consumption by 25 percent
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SERVICE
The Swedish Purac Puregas has improved the service
opportunities of their modular biogas plants significantly with Turck‘s I/O system excom. Page 30
The iron foundry Friedrich Wilhelms-Hütte uses efficient
infrared measurement instead of expensive pyrometer
measurement. Page 34
CONTACT: Your Fast Route to Turck
How, where and when to find us
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CONTACT: Imprint
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04 N E W S _ I N N O VAT I O N S
Turck Expects
5 % Increase
 Turck is expecting an increase in
turnover of approximately 5 percent
for the financial year 2013. As Christian
Wolf, Turck’s Managing Director said
at a press conference in Düsseldorf,
the company expects a consolidated
group turnover of approximately
450 million euros at the end of the
year. The number of employees at all 27
locations of the Turck Group increased
by 150 to more than 3,350 people. In
Germany, Turck currently employs at
its four locations in Mülheim an der
Ruhr, Halver, Beierfeld and Detmold
1,670 people, including 86 trainees. In
order to achieve sustainable growth,
Turck has invested heavily in the last
few years. The costs for infrastructure
projects – especially new buildings and
IT-systems for process optimization will
amount to just under 60 million euros
between 2012 and 2016. “In addition
to the investment in infrastructure,
our focus was and is in the continuous
expansion of staff and product development, as well as in sales and service.
Only with innovation and customeroriented structures can we keep and
really fulfill our promise to our customers around the world as a holistic automation partner”, says Wolf.
QR24 Nominated
for Award
 A jury of experts has nominated
Turck’s non-contact inductive encoder
RI360P-QR24 for the Top10-list of the
most innovative new products 2013.
The “Automation Award” is presented
annually by the journal elektro Automation at the SPS IPC Drives show in
Nuremberg. During the fair, visitors can
vote for their favorite.
High Performance
Ultrasonic Sensors
 The new RU-U ultrasonic sensor series from Turck enables the
user to cover large sensing ranges with fewer sensor variants. The
Turck ultrasonic sensors in M18 and M30 housing styles thus effectively reduce the range of variants required for stock. This is made
possible by the short blind zones of the sensors, which offer long
sensing ranges at the same time – for example with a 40 cm range
the blind zone is only 2.5 cm. In order to offer the right sensor for
every application Turck has increased the versatility of the individual
models: Thus the simple compact version of the RU40 and RU100
modules enables the user to set diffuse mode and opposed mode
operation as well as NC and
NO switching outputs with
a teach adapter. The standard sensor versions also
enable the setting of switch
windows and two separate
switching points, either
by a teach adapter or via
a teach button directly on
the sensor. The high-end
versions can be operated
as a switch or as an analog
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sensor. more on page 8 
QR24 Contactless
Inductive Encoders
 The contactless inductive encoder series RI360P-QR24 has been extended with
two more output signal variants: one version with an incremental output and another
with the conventional 0-10 V or 4-20 mA output. This makes these high resolution,
wear-free and magnetic field resistant encoders available for a number of additional applications. As with other QR24 models, the sensor and the positioning
element of the encoder are fully encapsulated and designed as two independent and fully sealed units that can withstand vibration or shocks on the
shaft. Wear-intensive ball bearings or seals, which break down, leading
to machine downtimes
or long maintenance
times are not required.
The RI360P-QR24 has the
edge over both optical
and magnetic encoders.
Thanks to its intelligent
mounting concept using
adapter rings, the permanently sealed IP69K
encoders can be fitted
on all standard shafts
with diameters up to 20
millimeters.
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Photoelectric
Sensors
New Block I/O Generation
 Turck has developed a new block I/O generation with an extended operating temperature from -40 to +70 °C. The TBEN (Ethernet) and TBDP (Profibus DP) module
series can thus also be used in and applications in which virtually all other I/O modules would fail. All modules of the new generation separate the I/O channels into two
electrically isolated potential groups “switchable I/O” and “non-switchable I/O”. This
enables the safe disconnection of individual plant sections allowing the safety disconnection of individual plant sections via emergency-stop circuits, even if the flexible
16DXP-versions are used. Like their predecessors, the TBEN block I/Os are designed as
multiprotocol devices that can be run in Profinet, Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP networks thanks to their automatic protocol detection function. In Profinet and Ethernet/
IP networks the modules also now support bus redundancy (MRP and DLR) as well as
the fast startup (FSU and QC). The digital outputs of both device series have a switch
output current of 2 A. This reduces the stock needed to support different output currents. All devices also support standard grounding concepts without any extensive
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modification required to the I/O module. more on page 16 
Communication-Enabled
Temperature Sensors
 Turck is extending its range of TTM
temperature transmitters with new
models in a compact plastic or stainless steel housing, with an output
that can be individually set by the
customer. In addition to an analog
output (4-20 mA) in a 2-wire circuit,
the new sensors offer a switching output as well as the possibility to communicate via IO-Link. Users requiring
temperature sensors with different parameters can thus effectively
reduce the number of device variants
that need to be kept in stock. This is
also made simpler thanks to the modular concept: As well as the temperature sensor with a fixed probe, a variant is also
available which can be fitted with a probe in the required mounting form via the M12
interface. Like other sensors of the TTM series, the new devices with their integrated
electronics are similar in size to are a M12 connector.
 Turck is offering the new QM26
and QMH26 photoelectric sensors
specially for the requirements of the
food and pharmaceutical industry.
The sensors come from Banner Engineering – Turck’s partner for optical
sensors. With their IP69K stainless steel
housings, the devices are resistant to
chemical cleaning agents and high
cleaning pressures. Both variants are
made with FDA compliant materials.
Furthermore, the QMH26 comes in
a hygienic design, and can therefore
be used wherever the sensor can
come into direct contact with food. Its
smooth, self-drying surface does not
have any gaps that would be difficult
to clean or sanitize.
Junction Boxes
with Diagnostics
 Turck is presenting a
new generation of
IP20 junction
boxes for
Fo u n dation
Fieldbus and
Profibus PA
networks. The fieldbus junction boxes of
the JRBS series can be used in the safe
area and in the Ex area in zones 1, 2, 21
and 22. The short-circuit current limitation on the spur lines also provides greater
safety. This prevents the failure of the
entire segment. The integrated LEDs are
used for local diagnostics at the device.
They offer the user fast and reliable indication of short-circuits, voltage drop or communication failure. The JRBS-40DC modules will be available with 4, 6, 8, 10 and
12 channels in the second quarter 2014.
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Pressure Sensors
on Demand
 In spite of the enormous range of
pressure sensors available, Turck is
promising its customers with immediate delivery of PS500 sensors within
a few working days. The customer can
individually configure the right pressure sensor for the application using
three electronic variants – with two
switching outputs, a switching and
voltage output, or a switching and
current output – for twelve different
relative pressure ranges up to 600 bar
with twelve different process connection threads. In order to offer customers optimum flexibility, Turck has given
the devices a modular design, thus
enabling final assembly in the shortest
possible time. Each device of the PS500
series can be made ready for shipment
within a maximum of 48 hours.
Robust Photoelectric Sensors
 Turck is presenting a new generation of S18 photoelectric sensors from
Banner Engineering, its optoelectronics partner. The robust IP67 sensors
can withstand ambient temperatures from -40
to +70 °C and
are also suitable
for demanding applications. Thanks to an improved signal
processor, all S18-2 devices achieve
considerably higher sensing ranges
than their predecessors. The optimized
crosstalk avoidance feature improves
the use of several optical sensors in
close proximity to each other. The S182 sensors are also optimally protected
from interference factors such as ambient light or electromagnetic waves.
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Compact UHF RFID
Read/Write Head
 Turck has added the new
compact TN865-Q120
UHF read/write head to its
BL ident RFID system. In
its space saving IP67 aluminum housing, the Q120
combines a circular polarized antenna and the electronics in one. The Q120 is
smaller than a 1 liter milk
carton and is particularly
suitable for applications
with restricted mounting
space – such as in automated materials handling
systems. The Q120 can
be used for the close and
medium UHF ranges. The read/write head completes the BL ident RFID system in the
UHF frequency band. This makes BL ident even more attractive for UHF applications
in which different ranges are required – especially due to the excellent price performance ratio of the Q120. Like all Turck RFID read/write heads, the Q120 can be operated on all RFID modules of the Turck fieldbus systems – if necessary, also in parallel
with HF components if required. The UHF reader measures 130 x 120 x 60 mm and
supports the ISO 18000-6C and EPCglobal Gen2 standards.
Flexibly Positioned
Flow Sensors
 At this year’s SPS IPC Drives fair Turck will be presenting flow sensors with a
sensor unit that can be freely aligned. The new plug-in mounting concept of
the FCST series enables the sensor unit to be aligned in the flow channel as
required – irrespective of how the process connection is mounted. This simplifies the aligned fitting that is required for reliable and precise flow monitoring.
Screw-in adapters in standard industrial thread sizes enable the user to mount the
flow sensors on different pipe diameters. In spite of the fast screw-in mounting
capability, the sensor adapter system can withstand process pressures of up to
100 bar. Another benefit of the FCST mounting concept is flow sensors with an
integrated signal processor. Thanks to the flexibly oriented sensor unit, the LED
display on these compact devices is
always easy to read and the potentiometers for setting the switchpoint
or the analog signal are always easy
to reach. The IP67 sensors monitor
flow speeds of up to 300 cm/s and
are available in stainless steel or plastic housings with a switch or analog
output. The portfolio also includes
types with additional temperature
monitoring (FTCST) as well as with a
remote measuring probe.
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S TO R Y _ S E N S O R T E C H N O LO G Y
Increased performance
with fewer variants is
the promise of Turck’s
new RU-U ultrasonic
sensor series
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Author Markus Bregulla is product manager for optical and ultrasonic sensors at Turck
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Unmatched
Mid Range
Sensing
New ultrasonic sensor series with short
blind zones and large measuring ranges
reduces the number of variants required for
sensing distances up to 300 centimeters
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hoever wants to sense objects located in
close proximity can choose from a wide
variety of sensors in the centimeter range
–such as inductive and capacitive sensors. Objects
located further away can be detected ideally
with photoelectric or radar sensors. For
object detection in the middle
distance range up to 300
centimeters, ultrasonic
sensors are often the
best choice. However,
these have the drawback that they can often
only serve a limited measuring range due to their large
blind zones and limited distances – a clear disadvantage at least for those wishing to cover different sensing ranges in the mid distance zone. For these implementations, the user must have a number of different
variants available.
Another ideal application for ultrasonic sensors is
in the detection of high gloss materials such as glass,
liquids, or granulate. The use of ultrasonic sensors here
is considerably more effective than photoelectric sensors, as they are insensitive to reflections.
The sensors can
be taught directly
on the sensor
via pin 5 – via
the teach cable,
adapter or button,
depending on the
model
Ultrasonic challenge
Sound is a mechanical wave that is propagated in solid
material, gases or liquids. The speed of this propagation depends on the composition of the parameters for
pressure, temperature and the ambient medium (air).
Ultrasonic sensors measure the time of flight of their
signal, the accuracy of the result depends on the speed
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 Quick read
Anyone wishing to sense objects in the mid distance range up to 300 centimeters previously had to keep a large number of variants in stock, as each one
could only cover a limited measuring range. Turck now has the solution with its
new RU-U ultrasonic sensor series: Three sensor lines with short blind zones and
a long measuring ranges that can be taught via pin 5 can cover all requirements,
regardless of whether analog or switching outputs are needed. The high-end
version also offers parameterization and communication via IO-Link.
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 Operating principle
Ultrasonic sensors primarily operate using the time of
flight measuring principle. The sensor emits a sonic
pulse and receives the sound reflected back by objects.
The time of flight between the emitted pulse and the
received pulse enables ultrasonic sensors to be used
not only for the discrete detection of objects, but also
for measuring distances with an analog signal if required.
With their short
blind zones and
large measuring
ranges the sensors effectively
reduce the number of variants
required in stock
at which the sound is propagated. This means that factors that can be ignored with other technologies have
an effect here. Air pressure and the composition of the
ambient air in open space are normally constant, while
the temperature may fluctuate therefore ultrasonic
sensors compensate for the difference in time of flight
at different temperatures by means of an integrated or
external temperature measuring function.
Another special requirement is presented by the
measuring principle: All ultrasonic sensors have a large
blind zone directly in front of the sonic transducer. The
size of this depends on the frequency at which each
sensor swtiches between emitter and receiver. If an
object is too near to the sensor, it continues to transmit while the signal being received is already being
reflected by the object. The object is thus too near in
order to detect it. It is the same with some conversation partners: If the answer comes too quickly, the
sensor doesn't hear the reflected signal because it is
still talking. Sensors with large sensing ranges work
at low frequencies and have accordingly large blind
zones. The aim of the manufacturer is to keep the
blind zone as small as possible in order to cover a
large operating range with one sensor.
Turck has made a major step towards this aim with
its new RU-U ultrasonic sensor series. With the develop-
ment of the new sensor technology, the Turck specialists made use of their many years of experience with
ultrasonic sensors and placed particular importance
on reducing the weaknesses present in previous models. The sensors are particularly robust and also operate with longer measuring ranges and shorter blind
zones than the previous models. The new ultrasonic
sensor series also offers devices that are highly flexible
and easy to operate, with practical features such as the
easy-teach function and IO-Link capability.
Short blind zone,
large measuring ranges
The extremely short blind zones enable objects to be
detected that are close to the sensor. For example, the
M18 version with a 40 centimeter range has a blind
zone of only 2.5 centimeters. This increases flexibility
in many mounting positions. The mounting depths –
such as for level sensing applications – are less, as space
does not have to be reserved for a large blind zone.
Thanks to the shorter blind zones it was also possible
for Turck to reduce the number of variants in the series.
The newly developed sonic transducers offer particularly large measuring ranges over the entire sensor
series: In the M18 model up to 130 centimeters, in the
M30 version up to 300 centimeters.
The downward compatibility of the new ultrasonic
sensors is their special feature: Every sensor of the series
being phased out can be replaced directly with a model from the RU-U series. It is also possible to use the previous accessories.
Increased operating safety
Ultrasonic sensors are used in particularly harsh environments and therefore must be able to withstand
a wide range of different environmental conditions
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such as dust, water, temperature changes or vibration.
The RU-U series meets all these requirements. Their
improved process safety is firstly due to their robust
metal housing design: threaded sleeve and plug thread
are designed as one piece. This eliminates any potential
weak points that could cause damage in harsh environments and at low temperatures. The male thread
on all new models runs over the entire
length of the sensor so that customers can adjust the mounting
position within the mounting
bracket.
The smooth front flush sonic
transducer membrane also contributes to greater process safety as
it cannot accumulate dirt that may
cause incorrect signals. The mechanical
movement of the membrane even shakes off deposits
and thus cleans itself. Particle deposits that can arise
when the air humidity is high can likewise be simply
wiped off completely without any residue remaining
in the transition area between the transducer layer and
the transducer ring.
Easy-teach simplifies settings
The flexibility provided for mounting is also present in
the operating concept since a teach-in setting is possible for all sensors via pin 5. Depending on the model,
users can teach the sensors via pushbuttons directly on
the sensor, with a teach adapter, or via a teach cable.
The teach function enables the setting of individual
switching or measuring range limits. The buttons have
a clear pressure point and are embedded in the sensor housing so that the user cannot actuate them unintentionally. With the M18 series, the start of switch and
measuring ranges can be set without any additional
software. Alternative concepts use potentiometers, but
the turn setting of these devices is often unreliable and
imprecise.
Full flexibility with high end version
The high-end versions of the new ultrasonic sensor
series also feature an IO-Link interface so that they
can offer enhanced parameter and communication
options. The widely used and free Pactware parameterization software enables some sensor parameters to be
tuned precisely to the requirements of the particular
application. For example, the ultrasonic sensors can
be set as a pure emitter or receiver, so that two sensors can be installed to create an ultrasonic opposed
mode sensor.
However, even more extensive setting options are
provided, enabling for example the setting of a time
lock, temperature compensation of the internal or an
external temperature sensor, the setting of the analog
output signal as a rising or falling characteristic or even
as an additional switching output. If two independent
switching outputs are required instead of the switching
output and analog output, these can be set to PNP or
NPN switching output types with N/C or N/O function.
The ultrasonic
sensor offers
robust and flexible mounting
thanks to its
throughout
metal housing
and integrated
M12 connection
If several devices are installed in close
proximity, the user can synchronize the
sensors in order to prevent any mutual interference.
An alternative to this is multiplex operation in which
the individual devices operate in sequence. Besides
the parameter options provided, IO-Link provides an
elegant communication route between sensor and
master. It also enables the latest process value to be
read out directly at any time if a switching or analog
signal is not required.
The flexibility offered by IO-Link has enabled
Turck to improve the maintainability of its ultrasonic
sensors in many applications with specific requirements. The largely compatible connectors and pin
assignments simplify the change for customers wishing
to switch to the new ultrasonic sensors from Turck.
Three equipment lines
Turck addresses the different requirements of its customers with three product lines: The compact series
is aimed at large market of single ultrasonic sensors in
the M18 housing style with one switching output. As
the output characteristics – diffuse mode or opposed
mode, both with an N/O as well as an N/C switching output – can now be adjusted, two versions are
enough to replace the previous multitude of types: A
version with a 40 centimeter range and one with a 100
centimeter range are now available. The setting is carried out via the teach cable or an adapter.
Turck's sensors with a double switching output are
the standard variant. Switching points, switching range
limits and output functions can either be set via the
teach cable/adapter or via teach buttons on the device.
The switch window can be set as required within the
sensing range. For this only switching output 1 is set
and switching output 2 is linked by default with switching output 1. This enables up to three ranges to be
detected and evaluated at the same time. The standard
variants are available as 40 and 130 centimeter sensors
in the housing styles M18, and as 300 centimeter sensors in the M30 housing style.
For particularly demanding applications, Turck has
included the high-end variants in the series. With the
parameter options via IO-Link, these offer total flexibility. These versions are available in the M18 housing style
with a 40 and 130 sensing range, and as an M30 version
with a range of 130 and 300 centimeters. N
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Jürgen Grabow aims
to open up new markets
with intensive vertical
market management
“New Target Sectors Lined Up”
A&D chief editor Mathis Bayerdörfer spoke to Jürgen Grabow, vice president sales factory automation,
about Turck‘s involvement in vertical market management
A&D: Turck is increasingly developing a vertical structure. What is the
strategy behind this, Mr Grabow?
The existing vertical market management
in the company is very successful – both in
the automotive and in the food sector. In
both markets we have now provided a wide
range of applications with very adaptable
solutions and with a very significant benefit to customers. Our message is therefore
clear at this stage: We speak the customer's
language and have a good knowledge of
their market. Vertical market management
at Turck has developed a holistic approach.
How is your road map going to continue?
We want to roll out vertical market management in other markets that we have
already been serving intensively for a long
time. We intend to bundle our activities
and coordinate operations beyond the
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individual sites. We have further developed our vertical market management
concept specifically for this purpose using
an integral and global approach. After all,
the customer doesn't just expect us to
accompany him through the entire portfolio but also all over the world; in terms
of availability and logistics and in terms of
commissioning or support.
Have you already appointed other
vertical market managers?
You can't just stumble into new markets so
we can't develop the concept too hastily.
We have looked at the areas in which we
can offer our customers a genuine value
addition and now have a new target sector
in our sights: the area of mobile machinery and utility vehicles. We have now also
established vertical market management
for this segment and were already able to
record our first successes as well as develop
application and solution examples. More
vertical markets will certainly be added in
the near future.
What role will partnerships with
other companies along the value
chain play?
As well as having our own expertise and
the right products, a competent partner
network is also needed to ensure success.
However, it is also necessary to stay flexible, since the collaboration required can
vary quite a lot from case to case. Normally
the application is approached through the
machine builder, however, sometimes the
approach is through system integrators or
end users. There is no standard route.
Turck further developed its resonator linear position sensor jointly
with a machine builder from the
plastics processing industry. Is
there a basis here for the next vertical market management?
The linear position sensor is not specifically designed for particular sectors:
Injection molding was just one of many
applications that were addressed. Arburg
is a company that had more demanding requirements, and that is why we ran
an optimization loop with them. First, in
order to improve the product in terms of
speed for the specific application, and second in order to add an interface that was
required. Although we have optimized a
product for the sector, we will not be setting up a separate vertical market man-
agement for the plastics industry. The
entire market is meant to benefit from our
application successes and the increased
customer benefits.
Turck has attracted a great deal of
attention with its resonant circuit
measuring principle. What importance do you now give these position and angle sensors in the portfolio?
The resonator principle gives us a technology that can eliminate many of the
problems that customers have; particularly with regard to wear or mechanical
problems that often occur with the standard sensors and encoders available on
the market. The alternative special heavy
duty components is much more expensive. For us, the adaption of the measuring principle of linear position sensors to
contactless angle measurement was just
a logical step. We also want to further
expand these sectors and invest a lot of
resources. We are finding here that many
of our concepts and ideas for new products or improvements are in line with the
requirements of users.
How does the competition view this
value addition? Are you afraid of
plagiarism and severe competition?
The new sensors have caused a stir. Unlike
the previous approaches, the resonant circuit measuring principle does not involve
any disadvantages for the user. Similar
products will definitely appear on the market in the long term. However, we are not
afraid of someone getting the better of
us. If competitors take up this technology,
this will only be another indication of the
fact that it offers great opportunities and
potential.
What future developments are in
the pipeline for sensors? And what
will Industry 4.0 mean for tomorrow's sensors?
Industry 4.0 stands for the fourth industrial revolution. I think it is very doubtful if
this will be initiated by politicians or interest groups. A very precise look at what is
behind it is therefore needed. A great deal
is possible since microprocessors virtually
cost nothing these days. However, intelligence alone will bring the user very little.
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We have looked at the areas in
which we can offer our customers
a genuine value addition and now
have a new target sector in our
sights: the area of mobile machinery
and utility vehicles.
”
Jürgen Grabow
“
As well as having our own expertise and the right products, a competent partner network is also needed for success.
”
Jürgen Grabow
Author
Mathis Bayerdörfer is chief editor
of the technical journal A&D
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CO N N E C T I V I T Y T E A M U S A
When Standard
Doesn’t Work
The Custom Connectivity Team of Turck USA provides custom made solutions
tailored specifically for north american customer’s needs
T
he automation world is driven by productivity. It focuses on completing a task as quickly
and efficiently as possible. Automation systems are continuously being refined to be more
productive and to run longer with less maintenance.
With this focus on efficiency and longevity, choosing
the right connectivity solution to implement into an
application is more important than ever.
For many applications, Turck’s standard offering can fulfill their needs without issue. However, all
applications are not created equal and many applications have requirements that cannot be met by
off-the-shelf product. For these applications, Turck’s
Custom Connectivity Team steps in to provide custom
made solutions tailored specifically for the customer’s
needs. When a customer has a need for a product
that isn’t offered in the Turck catalog, a call is made to
the custom connectivity team which sets a series of
events into motion.
First, the Connectivity Business Development Manager and the custom connectivity team will meet
together to see if the request is feasible and if a solution similar to the request already exists. If it is determined feasible, the team then gives the customer
an offer customized to what they are looking for;
which can range from 3D drawings to a lead time
proposal and cost.
Once the offer has been proposed and accepted,
Turck’s research and development and manufacturing engineering teams become involved to help put
together the resources needed and get the production set up. Once complete, the specifics are handed
off to a product manager to make sure raw materials
are ordered and lead-times are met to move at the
speed of the customer’s application. While the following success stories only represent a small amount of
the capabilities of the custom connectivity team, they
serve as a good example at what can be done.
The team members work
closely together with
their own connection
technology experts and
the customers
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Autor Eric Sipe is Project Engineering Manager for Turck USA in Minneapolis
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Custom made field-wireable cable systems ensure
correct connection also overseas
Anyone can connect these color-coded cables
correctly to this junction box
Realized solutions
Assembly: Turck was successful in providing a value
added assembly solution by being willing to install connectors from other manufacturers to meet the customer’s
needs. Turck worked directly with the customer throughout the design phase to ensure the customer’s needs
were met and even provided quick-turn prototypes that allowed the customer to test the designs in
the field before final production.
Welding equipment: When a plastic equipment
company needing a cordset with a custom pin arrangement approached Turck, the custom connectivity team
stepped in to develop an ideal solution. Working with
the customer throughout the design phase, Turck modified a traditional M12 cordset and customized the pins
to meet the connection demands on the customers welding equipment. Turck was able to produce the highly
customized solution providing the customer with the
exact cordset they needed.
Agricultural Equipment: When companies have
equipment and parts traveling all over the world it is
of the utmost importance to ensure everything will
be installed correctly and that maintenance is kept
to a minimum. Turck helped a customer create a harness system that not only ensures proper installation
with custom labeling but also provides
easier maintenance during the products
life cycle. The success of the initial harness
also spun off into multiple other designs to
be used in numerous other applications in
the agricultural market.
Motors: While Turck’s line of power
cables (powerfast) has been available for
years, Turck was able to adapt the line to
create a new product for a customer. Turck
expanded the existing powerfast line to
include a disconnect switch into the product line giving the customer the ability to
disconnect power, lock out and tag out a
motor for maintenance or replacement while
also eliminating the need to hardwire the
system. The customer worked with the custom connectivity team and Turck was able to
respond quickly and implement multiple changes throughout the design process and deliver
a solution that met the customers’ every need.
Today, the powerfast disconnect switch is considered part of the complete powerfast family.
Chemical Handling: To help overcome language
barrier issues for a company that needed junction boxes and cordsets installed in non-English speaking countries, Turck helped develop a custom wiring solution
that relied on visual identification rather than language
understanding. Turck devised a solution involving colored cordsets matching colors printed on the j-box
labels to easier signify the correct spot ensuring a quick
and correct installation.
The power
button is now
part of the
standard
Powerfast
series
Conclusion
The custom connectivity team is enabled by a great
deal of support as well. Without the support from places like the research and development department, the
toolroom, the entire connectivity department and the
custom team at Turck would not be able to take on the
types of project’s and entertain the kinds of ideas they
are able to.
In the end, custom connectivity is about looking
at something that hasn’t been done before and finding
a way to do it. For customers, the custom connectivity
team provides a valuable resource for products made
specifically for their application and that previously did
not exist. For Turck, it provides an opportunity to create
a new product, and more importantly, an opportunity
to make yet another customer happy. N
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No matter how big the portfolio of a manufacturer is, there are always customer
requirements that are not covered by the standard. In order to be able to realize special solutions, Turck, as the leader in this segment, has established the
Custom Connectivity Team in the United States. Individual labels, special color
codes or other requests, are realized by the team members in close cooperation
with their own experts and customers. Individual solutions often find their way
into the standard program.
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25 years of block I/O:
Turck's new TBEN and
TBDP module generations offer a larger
range of functions
with fewer variants
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Author Jörg Kuhlmann is director of product management, fieldbus division, factory automation at Turck
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Generation Change
On its 25th anniversary, Turck, the inventor of block I/O modules, is bringing
a new generation of these devices to the market
I
n 1931 the Empire State Building was the tallest
building in the world with a height of 381 meters.
A taller building was not possible, at least that was
the unanimous belief at that time. The Sears Tower in
Chicago (442 m), the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur
(452 m) and Taipei 101 (508 m) now share the fate of
the former title holder. Even the Burj Khalifa in Dubai
(828 m) will not be the tallest building in the world. By
the end of this decade the Kingdom Tower in SaudiArabia is meant to become today's benchmark with a
height of around 1,000 meters.
The example clearly illustrates the point: The time
when a development has come to an end cannot be
predicted but can only be determined in hindsight – if
at all. This is true in industrial automation in the same
way as it is in architecture, and so there is no end in
sight to the development of established product categories, such as compact fieldbus stations.
Fewer variants
The challenges and future developments of block I/O
and other fieldbus stations are in the ability to cover
a wider range of applications with fewer variants. For
this, each individual device must be able to do more,
but by being simpler, without any more complex setting up, use and maintenance required. With Ethernet
fieldbus stations, there is also the fact that the protocol
stacks are growing, and the latest fieldbus stations have
to offer all the features that the user organizations and
manufacturers have specified.
As part of this development, Turck has recently
integrated fast startup and quick connect functions
in all Ethernet devices in order to ensure a fast startup. The relatively new multiprotocol Ethernet block
I/O devices and multiprotocol Ethernet gateways also
offer the fast startup. The multiprotocol devices themselves represented a major step forward on the road
to “less is more”. Although there were fewer different
devices, they were able to offer more than the previous
generation.
Evolution not revolution
Turck is further pursuing this approach and is presenting with the TBEN and TBDP models, a radically revised
generation of its block I/O modules. Like their predecessors, the Ethernet block I/Os of the TBEN series are
designed as multiprotocol devices. Thanks to their
automatic protocol detection they can be run in Profinet, Ethernet/IP and Modbus-TCP networks without
any intervention by the user.
As well as fast startup, the TBEN block I/Os now
support the bus redundancy functions Media Redun-
dancy Protocol for Profinet and Device Level Ring
for Ethernet/IP. This enables redundant communication connections to be established in applications
requiring an increased level of failsafe performance.
As before, the Ethernet devices are fitted with an
integrated switch that also enables installation in
linear and ring topologies as well as the star and
tree topologies typically used with Ethernet. Linear
structures are more flexible to install and reduce the
wiring required.
The Ethernet I/O blocks offer another benefit for
the user through the LLDP topology detection for
Profinet networks. LLDP stands for Link Layer Discovery Protocol. The controller interrogates these information blocks at the individual stations and from
the entirety of the information automatically detects
the topology of a network, including each individual station. Like their predecessors, the devices can
be configured in the engineering software of different PLCs using GSD or EDS files. Their integrated web
server means that the Ethernet devices can also be
accessed at any time, in order, to receive diagnostic
messages in plain text.
Turck has developed the TBDP series for Profibus-DP applications. In both series it was possible to
increase the range of functions and standardize the
variants in order to reduce the product range without
restricting the performance range at the same time.
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 Quick read
Turck has launched a new generation of block I/O modules. The compact fieldbus
stations of the TBEN and TBDP series combine the robustness of their predecessors with many new functions, thus offering a greater performance range in spite
of only having a few variants. Additional protocol functions, a versatile grounding
concept and enhanced safety features are some of the innovations of the new
block I/O generation.
Suitable for temperatures from
-40 to +70 degrees
Turck has also optimized the operating temperature
range of the devices, a feature requested by many customers. The block I/O devices of the TBEN and TBDP
series can now be used at temperatures between
-40 and +70 degrees Celsius. Previously the devices
could only be used from 0 to +55 degrees. In many
outdoor applications or extreme climate zones, the
devices were operating very close to their limits. The
extended temperature range now makes the devices
suitable for use worldwide in virtually all outdoor
applications from Siberia to the tropics.
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Two generations
compared: The
new TBEN model
(right) can be
mounted with
two screws and
offers more
convenient
connections
than the
previous
solution (left)
In safety applications it is
important to isolate the input
and output potentials so that
outputs can be de-energized safely
through a higher-level connection. This previously prevented the use in these applications of devices with
freely configurable I/O in which each channel could be
operated as an input as well as an output, as these did
not have galvanic isolation.
Safety shutdown
The new generation modules(16DXP) do not separate
the I/O channels as before into inputs and outputs, but
into the electrically isolated potential groups of “disconnectable I/O” and “non-disconnectable I/O”. The use of
these highly flexible device variants make it possible to
implement the safety shutdown of plant sections using
emergency-stop circuits. Only during project design is
it necessary to note which channels are disconnected
externally and which channels are not. Furthermore,
individual output signals are also required when the
plant is in the safe state, and these can be made available without any problem using 16DXP modules.
In all new modules Turck has standardized the
maximum power of the digital outputs. All outputs
now switch up to 2 amps. Devices were previously
available with different output currents (0.5, 1.4 and up
to 2 amps). As 2 amps can supply all standard consumers, the stock-keeping of different types is unnecessary.
Each I/O slot also has an auxiliary voltage for supporting sensors and actuators. Light screens, for example, require an auxiliary voltage. The light curtain is
switched via an output, while the power of the LEDs
is taken from an auxiliary voltage. Now these kinds of
actuators can be connected via a single socket on the
module.
Greater flexibility also allows the use of a simpler
shielding and grounding concept for the device family: The modules are factory shipped with shielding
and functional ground interconnected on the housing
through metal elements. If required by the application,
the user can remove this connection easily and quickly
by simply removing the appropriate metal clamp.
Mechanical optimizations
Turck has not only thought about optimizing the
electronics and software of the new block I/O generation – the mechanical design was also improved.
Now only two six millimeter mounting holes located
in the middle are required instead of the previous four.
The previously used small M4/M5 screws sometimes
proved too delicate. M6 screws simplify mounting and
speed up the replacement of modules during service.
Only a single screw needs to be undone for address
setting, thus simplifying any changes in the network.
The designers also increased the space between
the M12 female connectors for more convenient
commissioning and maintenance.
With its new development, Turck has retained the
proven benefits of the block I/O modules. The high
degree of protection to IP65/IP67/I69K also enables
the TBEN and TBDP modules to be mounted directly
in the machine or plant. This saves valuable space in
the control cabinet and simplifies the electrical installation. The housings are still made from robust plastic.
The electronics are encapsulated, making them resistant to shock and vibration. The stable metal threads
of the male and female connectors also contribute to
ensuring the long service life of the devices. The rotary switches for address setting on the Ethernet devices are also field proven. Users appreciate the intuitive
handling provided for address assignment.
Four variants
The first TBEN and TBDP modules offer 8 ports that
each have a double assignment. Turck offers the TBEN
devices in four variants: with 16 digital inputs, 8 digital inputs and 8 outputs, with 16 digital outputs or
with 16 freely configurable digital inputs or outputs.
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Turck’s compact RFID
read/write heads with
an M18 threaded
barrel are suited for
use even in the
dust Ex zone 22
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Author Achim Weber is sales specialist at Turck
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Compact Explosion
Protection
Turck’s RFID technology enables IMA Automation
Amberg GmbH to trace every single capsule for
micro gas generators (MGG) right into the
dust Ex zone
A
tex zones are not routine environments for
machine builders,” says Andreas Gradl, project
manager at IMA Automation in Amberg, Bavaria. The company manufactures innovative assembly
and production systems for different sectors. However, none of these sectors, such as the medical
technology, electronics, automotive, consumer
goods and the cosmetic industry, typically
operate in the explosion hazardous area.
IMA was therefore breaking new ground
when it developed a system for producing
micro gas generator capsules in dust Ex
zone 22.
Micro gas generators are small explosive capsules that are fitted in active seat
belt pretensioners or head restraints in
vehicles. In the event of collision, the active
belt pretensioner initiates a pre-tightening
of the safety belt. An active head restraint is
primarily used for a rear collision which causes the
heads of passengers to be thrown forward rapidly.
Through the automatic safety mechanism, the head
restraint moves forward with the head and reduces the
distance between the head and the head restraint. This
therefore prevents the so-called “whiplash effect”.
Explosion protection concept
The manufacturer of the capsules awarded IMA Automation Amberg GmbH the contract to build an automated assembly system for micro gas generator
capsules. Part of the explosion protection concept
involved the location of the hazardous processes in a
separate Atex zone. The empty capsules are inserted in
the workpiece holder and weighed in the safe area. The
loaded workpiece holders are transported via a conveyor system into the hazardous area where they are
filled at various metering stations. The separated area
in a different building is intentionally designed with a
weaker wall so that any pressure caused by an explosion is dissipated in a controlled manner.
Besides its requirements regarding explosion protection the customer also wanted the ability to fill the
capsules with milligram precision and to integrate
quality control and quality assurance in the plant. Any
faulty capsules have to be detected as early as possible
in the manufacturing process and rejected immediately. With a limited window for quality control of the
explosive capsules an absolutely fault-free production
150 workpiece
holders with Turck’s
process had
RFID tag are in circu­
to be ensured.
lation in the system
The assembly system
produces different micro gas
generators that are filled with different powders or
powder mixtures depending on type. Some types of
powder are metered by weight and some according
to volume. With some types both weight and volumetric metering processes are used. At the final weight
check in the process the system must know the precise
microgram weight and powder type of each capsule.
The manufacturer specified directly in its initial order
that each individual capsule must be identified during
the manufacturing process.
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Micro gas generators in seat belt pretensioners and head
restraints ensure that vehicle safety systems respond
immediately in the event of an emergency. For this
the capsules are filled with a precisely defined quantity of powder in a fully automated assembly system of
IMA Automation Amberg GmbH. The assembly system
builder uses the Turck RFID system, which includes
compact read/write heads that are approved for the
dust Ex zone.
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The empty aluminum
capsules are weighed
in the safe area in
order to deduct the
capsule tare weight
to the nearest milli­
gram during the
control stage
Capsule tare weight determined
The empty aluminum capsules are firstly weighed in
the safe area since the weight of these thimble-sized
receptacles varies only by milligrams. The controller
stores the weight in a database to determine after each
filling exactly how many milligrams of powder are added. 150 workpiece holders transport the capsules in the
closed circuit system. They are identified using Turck’s
BL ident RFID system. An RFID tag is embedded in each
workpiece holder for this purpose.
In the first process step, the machine weighs the
capsules and writes the tare weight to the database.
The read/write head links the database entry with the
UID (unique identification number) of the tag and thus
with the material holder. IMA was able to keep the cycle
time of the system high at more than 30 parts per minute using just the UID and two weighing scales working
in parallel.
After the first weighing, the capsules are transported via the conveyor into the explosion protected area
where they are filled at the first station – by weight. A
second volumetric-based filling takes place later in the
The data from the read/write heads reaches the
controller via the BL20 Profibus gateway
process. After the fillings have been completed, which
vary according to quantity and type, the capsule filled
with the powder is weighed in order to check the precise filling quantity based on the difference from the
tare weight of the capsule. The entire filling quantity
and the individual powder quantities are metered at
the different stations are calculated and checked in this
process with milligram precision.
The system also identifies the workpiece holders
with the capsules. If the capsules contain too much or
too little powder, they are marked as bad parts in the
database and are rejected. The correct capsules are
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“
The flameproof
RFID readers of
other suppliers were
simply too big. An
M18 read/write
head or something
equally compact
could only be
found at Turck.
„
Andreas Gradl,
IMA Automation
Amberg GmbH
The RFID read/write heads in the M18 stainless steel housing with a white sensor head read out the tag on
the workpiece holder so that every capsule can be identified uniquely
finally fitted with initiators which were pre-assembled
in another system section.
Compact RFID solution also for zone 22
In all, seven robust type Ex RFID read/write heads are
installed in the system. The key reason for choosing the
Turck read/write heads with an M18 threaded barrel
was their suitability for the dust Ex zone 22. “Zone 22 is
one of the lower Atex zones. Turck has read/write heads
specially made for this zone. Although other manufacturers offer explosion-protected RFID devices, some of
these are flameproof devices for higher Ex zones which
are thus also very expensive. In this respect, the technical and financial benefits supported the choice of the
Turck system,” Andreas Gradl explains. He adds: “The size
of components is also important to us. The flameproof
RFID readers of other suppliers were simply too big. An
M18 read/write head or something equally compact
could only be found at Turck.”
It was the actual customer who drew the attention of IMA Automation Amberg GmbH to Turck as a
complete supplier for RFID. “Turck provided us with a
test system consisting of a read/write head, tags and
fieldbus gateway. In our test, the system identified the
material holder perfectly. Our decision was thus already
made,” Gradl describes the short search for the right
RFID solution for the system. A gateway with four RFID
slices from Turck is used to connect the seven RFID
read/write heads via Profibus to the system controllers. The 150 tags that are embedded in the workpiece
holders are also from Turck.
Matching the software of the entire system, consisting of weighing and filling stations and the different
profiles for the various capsules used was particularly
challenging. Each filling sample of capsules is stored in
a database and is mapped automatically by the system
when the particular batch is produced – including the
integrated quality assurance. At the end of the process,
only precisely filled capsules are located on the workpiece holders. IMA make use of Turck’s RFID technology again: “The technical clarification went quickly and
without a hitch, the products function perfectly. We
therefore know exactly who we can contact when we
look again for a compact RFID system for the Ex area,”
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T e c h n o lo g y
Yesterday's Machinery –
Today's Intelligence
Wolter Automationstechnik combines tried and trusted precision lathes with
state-of-the-art control technology using Turck's VT250 HMI/PLC
I
n times gone by, every farmer on the Heuberg, a
plateau in the southwest of the Schwäbisch Alb
region, had their own turned parts company. As
they like to humorously recount, each night every
farmer would push out the next metal rod from his bed
with his foot. The fact that the concentration of turned
Second spring: A fully
refurbished automatic
lathe with Turck's
VT250 HMI/PLC ready
for delivery at Wolter
Automationstechnik
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Author Martin Maurer is system consultant at Turck
parts manufacturers in this region was and still is very
high is beyond doubt. Today there are still around 200
turned parts factories in the Heuberg area. It is highly
likely that one of the many old automatic lathes on
which precision turned parts were manufactured in
the Schwäbisch Alb region is currently standing in the
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machine shop of Lothar Wolter in Löffingen. Wolter is
the managing director of Wolter Automationstechnik
WAT GmbH, which specializes in the automation of special machines, automatic handling machines and test
stands. Together with partner company Schorp, Wolter
has discovered and filled a promising gap in the market.
The two partners buy old automatic lathes and
modernize them from the bottom up. While Bernhard
Schorp brings the mechanical parts of the machines
up-to-date, Wolter modernizes the automation, the
drive concept, as well as the electronics and controls.
For this, Wolter relies on Turck technology. The installation of a new drive concept and the integration of an
HMI/PLC enable these modernized automatic lathes to
combine the benefits of their solid and indestructible
technology with the high degree of flexibility offered
by state-of-the-art CNC machines.
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The fact that new technology does not necessarily have to be better is being
demonstrated by Wolter Automationstechnik with their refurbished and modernized automatic lathes. Fitted with two servo motors and the Turck VT250
HMI/PLC for controlling the machine, the refurbished lathes can match any
state-of-the-art CNC machine in terms of flexibility. In terms of precision, the lathes
even outperform the CNC machines.
Servos instead of gears
Instead of the original cam motor with its many ratios
for different tools, a servo motor each for the spindle
and cam drive now provides the CNC functionality of
the lathe. Normally it is only possible to manufacture
rotationally symmetrical components on conventional
lathes. With the programmable and electronically controlled lathe it is now also possible to produce movements that deviate from the rotational symmetry. It
is also possible to produce turned parts with groove
profiles for which a CNC machine was previously
needed. The overhauled lathes are controlled with
the Turck VT250 HMI/PLC which can be programmed
with Codesys.
One of the lathes that were refurbished and
automated by Wolter can today produce miniature 2
mm diameter gear wheels – for a well-known Swiss
clock manufacturer. Turck supplied the connectivity components for the re-design of this machine
and also the controller and display, via the VT250.
Wolter programmed the controls for the machine on
the VT250. New requirements are simply entered via
the touch screen directly on the machine that was
built in the sixties.
The VT250 is ideal for modernizing the automatic lathes. It controls the two motors independently
and is used at the same time as an operator panel,
via which the user can enter the different machining
parameters. “The VT250 is not the only device that can
perform these tasks. However, it has a really extensive
range of features for its price category, starting from
its Ethernet capability to the Profibus interface, right
through to the color touch screen,” says Wolter. “The
system has exactly the right dimensions for controlling
the automatic lathes.”
“
The VT250 is not
the only device that
can do these tasks.
However, it has a
really extensive range
of features for its
price category, starting from its Ethernet
capability to the
Profibus interface,
right through to the
color touch screen. It
has exactly the right
dimensions for
controlling the
automatic lathes.
„
Lothar Wolter,
Wolter Automation
Easy handling
The benefit of lathes compared to CNC machines is
their ease of maintenance – a valuable benefit, particularly when producing many parts with the same
shape. “With a CNC machine you have to refill blanks
and need well trained employees to maintain and set
them up. With automatic lathes this is completely different. Furthermore, the machine bed of old automatic
lathes is so good that the modernizing of old machines
is almost always worthwhile. In those days the machine
bed was still cast. The age of the machines is also their
key benefit: The material is stable. It does not change
shape a single micrometer. “In other words, you can
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T e c h n o lo g y
Turck's BL20 I/O system (top right) handles the communication between the VT250 and the connected
sensors and actuators

 HMI/PLC VT250
Turck's VT250 HMI/PLC system is an ideal multi-functional solution for many machines and automated
equipment, and combines the PLC with interfaces and
operator terminal in a single unit. As well as visualization, the device offers a full range of PLC functions
that can be programmed with CoDeSys version 3 in
all IEC 61131 programming languages. The package
is rounded off with a large number of interfaces such
as Profibus, CANopen, DeviceNet, Profinet, Ethernet/IP
and others, which ensure as master that signals from
the field find their way to the PLC. The connections
for the real-time Ethernet protocols are doubled up
so that a separate switch is unnecessary. Local serial
interfaces for RS232 and RS485 round off the range of
connections provided. The visualization on the device
is implemented using a 5.7” QVGA TFT touch screen in a
compact 212 x 156 x 50 mm plastic housing.
work very precisely with these modernized machines,”
Wolter explains and sums up: “Manufacturers can at last
produce parts with these modernized machines at a
more favorable price than with CNC machines because
personnel costs do not have to be factored in as well.”
Wolter Automationstechnik WAT GmbH is a Turck
system partner. Both companies together offer complete solutions for customers who cannot afford the
programming required for interfaces or similar requirements. In such cases, Wolter handles the entire project
from the quotation right through to the integration
and programming. Turck provides the components
and offers onsite assistance through its sales force
and technical support. “For automation specialists like
us, the Turck portfolio is attractive because it offers us
the entire remote periphery together with sensors and
connectivity components from a single source,” Wolter
explains. Both parties benefit from the system partnership: Together with its system partners, Turck can offer
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The core of the “new” machine is Turck's VT250
HMI/PLC, programmable with Codesys 3
There is still a lot of space in the gear box after the
servo motors have been installed
Exhibition model of the automated gas spring machine: This enabled
Wolter to use the full range of Turck products
its services as a solution supplier and also handle projects that require extensive integration. Wolter Automationstechnik is able to obtain access to more customers
through the Turck sales organization.
to produce a slight dome and prevent the cap from
sliding out of the tube. As well as the iVu, the safety
technology of Banner Engineering is also used from
the Turck portfolio: Two-hand control switches and
safety light curtains. The junction boxes, the machine
light, the connectivity products and the VT250 HMI/PLC
come from Turck.
For Wolter, the modernization of automatic lathes
is still unfinished business: Although he has already
delivered 50 refurbished machines, there are still dozens of machines in the warehouse waiting for their
second home. The machines are not only being used in
the Schwäbisch Alb region. Due to their simplicity and
ease of maintenance, many of the old machines are
being used in India – however, up to now, without the
modernization implemented by Wolter and his partner
Schorp. Perhaps the business trips made by Wolter in
the next one or two years won't just be to the “turning
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Wide offer for assembly machines
Wolter Automationstechnik was able to use the entire
range of the portfolio in another project. The company
automated the assembly plants for a manufacturer of
gas springs, which, can be found in trunk lids or in roof
boxes for cars. The assembly machine has a holder into
which the operator places the tube for the gas spring
to be produced. The tube must be placed in the holder
in a precise vertical position to prevent damage to the
machine and tube when the subsequent press operation then takes place. This is monitored with the iVu
vision sensor. The machine presses an end cap into the
tube and then slightly bends the tube over (flanging)
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I/O
N
atural gas flare stacks are used in the petrochemical industry or other chemical plants to
occasionally burn off any gas that is produced
in the production plant. These natural gas flare stacks
process the flare gas and other exhaust gases, and
ensure the safety and stability of the entire process.
Two excom stations
are installed in control
cabinets at the foot of
the gas flare stack
Customer requirement
The plant of a major Chinese coal and chemical company produces 400,000 tons of acetic acid a year. Flare
stacks play a particularly important role here in ensuring the safety of the entire plant. During the production
of acetic acid, excess gases must be flared off during
specific process incidents. Otherwise the entire plant
would be facing an incalculable risk. Conventional natural gas required to ignite the gas flare is also present
in the gas flare stack, as well as other explosive gases.
Intrinsically safe electronic components must be used
in the hazardous area at the flare stacks.
A wide range of different field instruments, such as
pressure and temperature transmitters, level transmitters, gas detectors, valve controls, solenoid valves and
other instruments, are used at the gas flare stacks. In
all, 44 measuring signals (sensor signals) and 39 control signals (actuator signals) have to be connected in
the field to the DCS. In order to ensure the interference
immunity of the signals, the customer required the galvanic isolation of the individual signals.
The enormous safety relevance of the gas stacks
meant that the plant owner placed a great deal of
importance on the standard and quality of the electrical components used. However, these components
also had to be cost efficient and easy to maintain in
spite of the high level of quality and reliability required.
The gas flare stacks required the use of intrinsically safe
technology due to the explosion protection specified.
The customer also required a redundant connection for the communication between the flare stacks
and the DCS. As the flare stacks were located far away
from the DCS, it must also be ensured that the data
reaches the DCS fast enough and vice versa in spite of
the long signal distance involved.
Perfect combination
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Safe Burn Off
The acetic acid production plant
of a Chinese company is using
Turck's excom remote I/O system
The customer uses two excom remote I/O stations from
Turck for the connection of the 83 signals of the gas
flare stacks. The system fully meets all the customer's
requirements: The remote I/O station is compact, easy
to install and can be implemented with explosion protection in Zone 1. excom can also be implemented
with a redundant communication and power supply
in order to provide the required level of failsafe performance. The customer was also impressed by the optocouplers used, which enabled the required communication speed to the DCS to be achieved. The optocouplers transfer the Profibus signal to the fiber optic cable
for the long transmission section.
An excom station consists of the module rack,
power supply unit, gateway and the individual I/O
modules. With its diverse I/O modules the system offers
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outstanding performance and high channel density.
With its safety barrier function, the I/O system can connect intrinsically safe field devices directly as the associated equipment. Unlike the standard I/O systems
available that are isolated in groups, all I/O of excom
come with integrated galvanic isolation for each individual input and thus provide the level of interference immunity required by the customer without the
need for external signal isolators.
The excom system uses Profibus DP, a mature
and reliable bus protocol which can transfer detailed
diagnostic data as well as controlling and monitoring
the field instruments. A redundant communication
connection and power supply is provided throughout: starting with the power supply units and the
gateways, to the optocouplers, right through to the
redundant implementation of the DP communication
modules of the DeltaV DCS from Emerson. If a field
device fails, this is indicated by the DCS or the LED on
the excom station. The technicians on site can swap
the appropriate device during operation. The modules
in the excom system can be fitted and removed during operation (hot-swap-in-run). This ensures that the
communication with the field devices is absolutely
reliable and fail-safe.
Another reason for the use of excom was the excellent scalability of the remote I/O system, an important
requirement for the Chinese company. The connection
of additional field devices only requires additional modules to be plugged onto free slots in the module rack.
In order to make larger expansions, additional excom
stations can simply be connected to the existing Profibus network. This considerably simplifies requirements for the designers and technicians of the customer when further expanding field communication
during operation.
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A Chinese company uses Turck's excom for the redundant, safe and explosion
protected connection of remote gas flare stacks to the central DCS of the plant.
Two remote I/O stations at the gas flare stacks provide the connection of the field
devices to the Profibus DP network. Besides the simple installation, expansion and
maintenance of excom, the customer particularly appreciates the high-speed signal transmission to the DCS over large distances that the Turck solution provides.
the fiber optic cable. The Profibus signal is sent to the
DCS via two pairs of redundant optocouplers. “With
Turck's excom system supporting the Profibus DP protocol and the system portfolio including redundant
optical transmission, our requirements for long-distance communications are met perfectly,” says engineer
Lei Zhang, responsible for the electrical engineering
and instrumentation of the plant.
The benefit of the fiber optic connection is the fact
that the OC11Ex/3G optocoupler on the DCS converts
the electrical signal to an intrinsically safe optical signal
that the customer can route in zone 1 to the second
optocoupler (OC11Ex/2G). This converts the optical signal once more into an intrinsically safe electrical signal.
This ensures the intrinsic safety of the entire Profibus
network, as well as providing faster signal transmission
via fiber optic cable. The optical signals are moreover
completely immune to electromagnetic interference.
Thanks to the high-speed fiber optic connection, all the
field devices can be evaluated, monitored and if necessary controlled in the control center of the plant.
Conclusion
The Chinese customer was also impressed by how simply the signals are converted from the copper cable to
Compared to other remote I/O solutions, the Turck
solution was more user-friendly, efficient and reliable
for use at the gas flare stacks. The modular structure of
excom reduces error sources and considerably simplifies maintenance as well as system expansion. These
were the key benefits for the customer. N
Other modules can be added to excom if field
devices need to be retrofitted
The optocouplers bring the Profibus signal from
excom to the DCS via fiber optic cables
Signal conversion via optocouplers
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I/O
Valuable Waste
In biogas upgrading plants of Purac Puregas Turck’s I/O-system excom enables
convenient maintenance directly in zone 1
A
Almost every human activity creates waste. But
waste can be a valuable resource. Excess agricultural produce, manure, wastewater sludge,
household and restaurant waste are perfect raw materials for biogas production. The biogas can be upgraded
The whole biogas
plant consists
of three modules
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to pure biomethane, which is used as vehicle fuel or
for injection into the natural gas grid. The digestion
of organic solids produces raw biogas that contains
50 - 70 % biomethane, 30 - 50 % carbon dioxide and
traces of sulphur, nitrogen and oxygen.
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Through the
window in the
excom metal
cabinet all
status LED are
visible directly
in the compressor room
With its gas company Purac Puregas the Swedish
Läckeby Water Group offers biogas upgrading plants.
The Purac Puregas gas plants take this raw biogas and
upgrade it to practically pure bio methane. With its
chemical absorption process, called CApure, the plants
remove carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfur (H2S) from
the raw biogas. That increases the efficiency of the
biogas plant and improves its ecobalance. The system
ensures that 99,9% of the methane in the raw biogas is
upgraded to biomethane for commercial use. For big
producers of natural waste like local waste management enterprises biogas production can be a useful
renewable energy source.

 Quick read
The Swedish Purac Puregas company is an expert for
biogas upgrading plants, which can upgrade biogas
from fermented household garbage and other organical
waste very efficiently into methane and CO2. Purac Puregas recently improved the maintenance work for its gas
plants with a new remote I/O system that met all their
demands: Turck’s excom system for use in hazardous and
non hazardous areas.
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“
The well visible
LEDs and the easier
maintenance through
hot swap in run were
our main reasons for
excom. Besides that,
excom matches aesthetically. We try to
build everything in
stainless steel.
„
Anders Rosengren,
Purac Puregas
I/O
Purac Puregas has found a way to limit the startup costs
for biogas plants with a modular approach. Usually
when customers want to enlarge their plant they have
to build a complete second plant with a second control
system and other elements doubling the existing plant.
With the modular concept the customer only invests in
the startup once. To enlarge the biogas plant later they
add more gas skid modules to their existing plant. The
skids are hooked up the existing plant and connected
to the PLC-system and its Profibus. The single skids can
be shipped like a container. By the current state Purac
Puregas is the only biogas plant manufacturer with
such a modular concept.
excom for compressor room
For the gas plant of a local energy company in Savsjo
Purac Puregas looked for a better remote I/O solution for its biogas plant skids. In the compressor room
of every plant module a remote I/O system in zone 1
collects all sensor and other signals from the hazardous areas. The former remote I/O could not be operated directly in zone 1. For maintenance, the customers always had to shut down the plant module and
de-gas the compressor room. A lot of time, work and
money were required - often for minor problems like,
for example, a wire break.
Convenient maintenance
Turck introduced its remote I/O system excom to
Purac Puregas. Unlike the system being used, excom
can be mounted directly in zone 1. Additionally, the
excom status LEDs are easily visible through the window of the stainless steel box the excom is mounted
in. The electrical staff of the local waste company, for
example, can now easily identify potential problems.
And if necessary, the customer can get simple remote
support just by calling Purac Puregas and describing
what the status LEDs are signaling or the diagnostic
messages show.
Most of the time Turck’s or Purac Puregas’ support staff can tell what the cause of the error is
just by interpreting the LED signals. With the old
I/O system a service engineer from Purac Puregas
had to work on site. Today a phone call instead of
a long distance maintenance visit is a very efficient
way to solve problems. In case of a defect module,
excom supports hot swap in run to change modules
without downtime. This allows a defect module to
be changed while the plant is still running quickly
and efficiently; another feature the old remote I/O
could not offer. Despite all those features Turck’s
excom still equals the price level of the customer’s
former I/O system.
In the hazardous CApure room the BL67 is connecting all sensors to the Profibus
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According to Anders Rosengren, senior electrical
engineer at Purac Puregas, the easy maintenance of
excom was the major reason for the system change:
“The well visible LEDs and the easier maintenance
through hot swap in run were our main reasons for
excom. Besides that, excom matches aesthetically.
We try to build everything in stainless steel. With its
designated stainless steel housing excom fits like a
hand in a glove.”
BL67 withstands swedish winters
During the project Purac Puregas found other solutions in the Turck portfolio to enhance their gas
plant. In the outdoor parts of the plant, at the CO2absorbation tower, a fieldbus system has to connect several valve indicators to the Profibus of the
PLC. Turck’s modular fieldbus I/O system BL67 with
a temperature range up to -40 °C can be used outdoors even in harsh swedish winters. The Profibus is
connected to the PLC via the same node as excom.
The Turck segment couplers SC12 provide the intrinsically safe Profibus. The direct outdoor mounting of
the BL67 saves Purac Puregas the construction of a
preheated control cabinet and that accounts for the
energy efficiency of the gas plant as the preheaters
would use energy themselves.
Another BL67 station connects digital and analog
signals from several sensors and indicators in what is
called the CApure room. BL67 could score especially
with its modular architecture: If the plant is enlarged
and sensors or actuators have to be added, the system
can be extended easily. Another point is the easy connection of the periphery with ready-made cables with
premoulded M12 connectors. No wiring or connection
with a cable clamp or screw terminal is needed equaling more security and time efficiency. A sensor can be
practically replaced within a few seconds.
Resume
This project demonstrates how a solution provider can
win customers over. Starting with one product other
helpful solutions come in sight. Today Purac Puregas is
using Turck products in three automation layers. Beginning with sensors over the connectivity to segment couplers and also the fieldbus remote I/O solutions including
Bl67 and excom. For Purac Puregas, export projects using
the excom solution is a useful improvement. Whether in
gas plants in Germany, Switzerland or other European
countries: within one day the customer can get a Turck
exchange product if needed. And in the future the company will also install Turck’s DSU35 inductive dual sensors
for rotary actuators for their valve indication. N
Keeping cool: With a temperature range up to -40 °C Turck’s BL67 I/O system resists even Swedish winters
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The T-Gage temperature sensors are
installed along the
production line under
the running rail of
the crane that
transports the ladles
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Less is More
Temperature sensors from Turck have
enabled the iron foundry of Friedrich
Wilhelms-Hütte Eisenguss GmbH to
reduce its annual gas consumption for
preheating the iron ladles by 25 percent
W
hen a company has been established in
the market for over 200 years, it knows
with some certainty when it's time to make
changes in order to continue staying competitive.
Otherwise the company would probably not have lived
to see its 200th anniversary. This is the case with the
Friedrich Wilhelms-Hütte (FWH) casting foundry in Mülheim an der Ruhr. Iron and steel have been produced
at the plant on the banks of the Ruhr since 1811 – currently with over 700 employees.
The steel and iron casting are separated into two
companies because the two production processes
are considerably different. The steel casting area has
a series production of cast components weighing
up to around five tons. The smallest cast products in
the iron casting area start at ten tons with the heaviest weighing 200 tons and over. The cast iron parts
such as cast steel molds or other components for the
steelworks are usually produced as individual pieces
or in small series. A recently cast 140 ton machine
component for a mineral grinding plant is one of the
larger castings produced.
Energy-intensive iron casting
Iron casting is an energy-intensive industrial sector.
Steel scrap is melted in induction furnaces and smelted to iron through the addition of carbon. The liquid
metal is poured into so-called ladles from the from
the furnaces, transported with a crane and poured
into the cast molds. This results in the produced
components which weigh several tons. To ordinary
people the ladles look like large cauldrons. In order to
withstand the exposure to the hot liquid iron with a
temperature of 1,200 degrees they are lined with fireclay. The ceramic stones are able to withstand high
temperatures. However, this is only possible if the
temperature rise is slow, otherwise the fireclay lining of the ladles would be damaged. The steelwork-

 Quick read
It is often the simple solutions that have the greatest effect. The cast iron foundry
at the Friedrich Wilhelms-Hütte in Mülheim was able to reduce its annual gas consumption for preheating cast iron ladles by 25 percent – simply by using the right
temperature measuring technology from Turck. Instead of using complicated and
expensive pyrometer measuring devices to measure the ladle temperature, the
solution was based on the infra-red measuring of the ladle exterior.
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Gas burner XXL:
The ladles (right)
weighing several
tons are heated in
front of the white
gas burners
ers must ensure that they never pour 1,200 degree
hot iron into a cold ladle. The ladles are preheated
with gas burners to between 800 and 1,000 degrees
before the iron is poured.
Potential savings with ladle heating
The ladles had long been preheated according to
empirical values and estimates. “The foreman would
put his hand on the ladle and guess how much more
preheating was required. And if he wasn't there, a
ladle would be kept for several hours under the heater
before casting and kept warm,” as Guido Günther, plant
manager for technical support and smelting, explains
the previous practice in the iron foundry. This resulted
in a monthly consumption of enough natural gas to
supply hot water and heating to 50 small families living
in 100 square meter apartments for a year.
“We saw that we could make considerable savings
and looked for a solution that was precisely matched to
the casting process and the temperatures of the individual ladles, so that any unnecessary preheating or
warming of the ladles is kept to a minimum,” Günther
adds. FWH looked for a system that would show ongoing and upcoming production, and also monitor all
the ladles in the iron foundry, including their location
and temperature.
The engineers responsible at FWH initially thought
of pyrometer measuring in order to measure the tem-
perature of the ladles. The devices compare the color
of an object electronically with a color chart to determine its temperature. With glowing ceramic material
this functions very reliably and precisely. However, the
pyrometers for the application in the iron casting process were relatively expensive and involved some difficult installation. The sensors would have to be fitted so
that they could look inside the ladle in order to determine the temperature.
Alternative infrared sensor
Turck presented FWH with an alternative solution using
an infrared temperature sensor. Instead of inside the
casting ladle, the T-Gage temperature sensor from the
Turck portfolio looks at the outside surface of the ladle
and measures the temperature there. The accompanying software uses the outer temperature to determine
the temperature on the inside surface of the ladle. This
extrapolation of the temperature is accurate to within
15 degrees, which for this application is sufficient.
Besides the simple implementation, the key benefit
of the Turck solution was a considerably more affordable price: For each measuring point, the infrared sensors cost around 700 euros less than the corresponding
pyrometers. “The infra-red sensors from Turck gave us a
much more efficient temperature measuring than the
expensive and more cumbersome pyrometer solution,”
says the plant manager.
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Heavy caliber: The current location of all ladles can
be called up on the production management system
The ultrasonic sensor triggers the temperature
measuring of the infra-red sensor (left)
The crane driver in the control cabin (top right) sees
all the temperatures of the relevant ladles
Six M18TIP14Q T-Gage infra-red sensors are installed
on the casting line. They are fitted so that the crane
with the ladles always moves past one of the sensors
prior to use. A Turck ultrasonic sensor (T30UXDBQ8)
is also located next to each temperature sensor. This
detects the ladle in passing and triggers the temperature measuring process. The crane driver uses
the ladle numbers and his control panel in the driver
cabin to identify the ladle currently in the crane. The
operator panel displays all the ladles with their locations and temperatures. This gives the crane driver all
the information required in order to avoid any unnecessary heating of the ladles.
impressed the Federal Environment Ministry, who funded this project in 2012 within the scope of its environmental innovation scheme. The application and
approval of the funds took some time. “The actual technical clarification was completed quickly and smoothly
with the support of Turck sales,” Günther recalls. “When
selecting the right ultrasonic sensor, we somewhat
incorrectly estimated the distance between the sensor
and the ladle. After I called Turck, an alternative device
that was suitable for the distance was already on my
desk within two days.” When selecting the sensor, the
project designers had not taken into account that with
smaller ladles, the distance between the sensor and the
ladle would increase.
Turck also supplied directly the right maintenance
accessories for the T-Gage temperature sensor. A special metal sleeve is fitted around the sensor. This can
be filled with compressed air in order to blow the dust
off the front of the sensor. With optical sensors dust
removal is a vital operation.
25 % less gas consumption each month
The analog signal of the temperature sensors and the
switch signal of the adjacent ultrasonic sensors are
transmitted using Turck's BL20 fieldbus gateway via
Modbus TCP to the host computer at FWH, where it
is processed by the production management system.
The system knows exactly when a ladle is needed. The
crane driver has the temperature of all ladles in view
and can decide which ladle needs to be heated and
when. A cold ladle needs more time than one that has
just been used.
This optimized process enables FWH to reduce its
gas consumption for the heating of ladles by 25 percent just for the iron casting. The savings potential also
“
The infra-red
sensors from Turck
enabled much more
efficient temperature
measuring than the
expensive and more
cumbersome pyrometer solution.
„
Guido Günther,
Friedrich Wilhelms-Hütte
Eisenguss GmbH
Outlook
There are other potential savings in the foundry plants
of the Friedrich Wilhelms-Hütte. It is possible that the
steel smelting process will also be more intensively
automated in future. If an efficient temperature measuring is needed then, the good experience gained in
the iron casting production will be useful. N
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Moscow, Russia
29.01. – 31.01.2014
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11.02. – 13.02.2014
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Anaheim, USA
Logimat
Stuttgart, Germany
25.02. – 27.02.2014
04.03. – 07.03.2014
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Seoul, South Korea
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Las Vegas, USA
19.03. – 22.03.2014
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Istanbul, Turkey
07.04. – 11.04.2014
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Hanover, Germany
Orlando, USA
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30.04. – 01.05.2014
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05.05. – 08.05.2014
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06.05. – 08.05.2014
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08.05. – 14.05.2014
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20.05. – 22.05.2014
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Parma, Italy
27.05. – 30.05.2014
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Kyŏngju, South Korea
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Sindex
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Ålesund, Norway
03.09. – 04.09 2014Euro Expo industrimesse
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World of Technology & Science Utrecht, Netherlands
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03.11. – 06.11.2014
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Atlanta, USA
11.11. – 13.11.2014
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Shanghai, China
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Nuremberg, Germany
25.11. – 27.11.2014
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FRANCE ı TURCK BANNER S.A.S.
(+33) (1) 60436070 ı [email protected]
LGREAT BRITAIN ı TURCK BANNER LIMITED
(+44) (1268) 578888 ı [email protected]
GREECE ı Athanassios Greg. Manias
(+30) (210) 9349903 ı [email protected]
GUATEMALA ı Prysa
(+502) 2268-2800 ı [email protected]
LHONDURAS ı TURCK USA
(+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 HF
(+352) 5678939 ı [email protected]
INDIA ı TURCK India Automation Pvt. Ltd.
(+91) (20) 25630039 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 Robkon Industrial Control & Automation Ltd.
(+972) (3) 6732821 ı [email protected]
ISRAEL ı Nisko Electrical Engineering & System Ltd.
(+972) (8) 9257355 ı [email protected]
ITALY ı TURCK BANNER S.R.L.
(+39) 2 90364291 ı [email protected]
LJAPAN ı TURCK Japan Office
(+81) (3) 57722820 ı [email protected]
JORDAN ı TURCK Middle East S.P.C.
(+973) 77 082882 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 TURCK Middle East S.P.C.
(+973) 77 082882 ı [email protected]
LLATVIA ı Will Sensors
(+37) (1) 67718678 ı [email protected]
LEBANON ı TURCK Middle East S.P.C.
(+973) 77 082882 ı [email protected]
LIBYA ı TURCK Middle East S.P.C.
(+973) 77 082882 ı [email protected]
LITHUANIA ı Hidroteka
(+370) (37) 352195 ı [email protected]
LUXEMBOURG ı Multiprox N. V. (TURCK)
(+32) (53) 766566 ı [email protected]
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 Mexico S. DE R.L. DE C.V.
(+52) 844 4116650 ı [email protected]
LNEW ZEALAND ı CSE-W Arthur Fisher Ltd.
(+64) (9) 2713810 ı [email protected]
NETHERLANDS ı TURCK B. V.
(+31) (38) 4227750 ı [email protected]
NICARAGUA ı Iprocen S.A.
(+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 TURCK Middle East S.P.C.
(+973) 77 082882 ı [email protected]
LPANAMA ı TURCK USA
(+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]
PUERTO RICO ı TURCK USA
(+1) (763) 5539224 ı [email protected]
LQATAR ı TURCK Middle East S.P.C.
(+973) 77 082882 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 TURCK Middle East S.P.C.
(+973) 77 082882 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]
SWITZERLAND ı Bachofen AG
(+41) (44) 9441111 ı [email protected]
SYRIA ı TURCK Middle East S.P.C.
(+973) 77 082882 ı [email protected]
LTAIWAN ı Taiwan R.O.C. E-Sensors & Automation Int‘l Corp.
(+886) (7) 7220371 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]
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ı TURCK USA
(+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]
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ı TURCK Middle East S.P.C.
(+973) 77 082882 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]
LVENEZUELA ı CADECI C.A.
(+58) (241) 8345667 ı [email protected]
VIETNAM ı TURCK Singapore Pte. Ltd.
(+65) 65628716 ı [email protected]
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