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Many users wish they could combine the advantages of flow-rate metering and piston metering in one rotary filling machine. Tölke, a specialist in packaging machinery, has pulled off this feat by using PROFINET and LinMot linear motors and servo drives.
The network is left out in every discussion on the implementation of digitization projects. This approach must change if the costs are not to eliminate the effect. Digitization projects must place a higher priority on the network, its planning, and ultimately its setup, particularly in greenfield installations.
How does WLAN or Bluetooth work in automation technology for fieldbus transmission? Can we use algorithms to make it even more robust? Learn about a foil cutting machine with 40 PROFINET wireless links.
Thanks to the VXLAN transmission technology, PROFINET can be used for communication over a private 5G network. This enables real-time communication and the use of a central control system for several mobile participants.
PUMA opened a new European central warehouse in April 2021. The centerpiece is the shuttle system with over 700,000 storage locations. 24 lifters ensure the correct allocation of the shuttles. Like all other components of the intralogistics system, the lifters communicate with the higher-level controller via PROFINET.