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.
omlox opens up many new use-cases for AR in industry. Vendors can implement their own location-based services within the standardized omlox core-zone. Via the open omlox hub API, the content for AR is delivered, and via the open omlox air-interface, the absolute self-positioning of the AR device can be done in seconds.
Three diverse application stories are covered here: The use of PROFINET network monitoring in oil & gas facilities in the Gulf region; intrinsically safe PROFINET modules for mobile pilot skids in filtration systems; and the use of hygienic IO-Link capacitive sensors in the meat processing industry.
The challenge in the coatings industry is to lower the costs of applying coating, while delivering predictable and robust coatings. Inline viscosity sensors (viscometers) networked via PROFINET contribute to a more resource-efficient, eco-friendly coating process.
With a permanent network monitoring, Baur Versand can make the recipients of the approximately 50 million items it sends every year happy, thanks to a fault-free operation – no matter if during the slow summer months or at peak times such as during the Christmas season.
Asset tracking is increasingly becoming an essential task and an important criteria for efficient processes. The omlox positioning standard combined with extended reality (XR) streaming are now revolutionizing industrial indoor navigation. Read the new case study.
One of the world's largest producers of carbon fiber was experiencing intermittent PLC stops due to an increase in PROFIBUS network faults. The data from the networking monitoring and frame analyzers all checked out. What could the issue be?
Many device manufacturers appreciate the easy integration of PROFINET into field devices. With controllers however, at first glance, the task seems more complex because they require some initial engineering. Technology providers can help with controllers too, making it just as easy.