Flexible and convenient control of sensors using mobile phones and tablets is becoming increasingly important and sensing and instrumentation specialists BAUMER recognise this with the introduction of SensControl. SensControl is a combination of new wireless IO-Link Master unit hardware along with a new interfacing app which allows parameterization and viewing of IO-Link settings and outputs from Baumer IO-Link enabled sensors, using a phone or tablet.

The intelligent sensor functions of SensControl enable easy and reproducible configuration of all IO-Link devices with clearly visualized process and diagnostic data (cyclic and non-cyclic). This is possible via a mobile or tablet, thanks to the integrated WLAN, Bluetooth LE Smart communication and built-in re-chargeable battery.

Where Baumer sensors feature SensControl, IO-Link connectivity communication is possible for up to 8 sensors. This allows for more precise sensor adjustment for each application which will be particularly appreciated when different objects need to be controlled on one machine. Another benefit is that each sensor can switch functionality, for example an inductive sensor can be used as a frequency master or counter.

Industry is becoming more aware of the benefits of sensors which incorporate IO-Link functionality, such as providing a ‘nerve pathway’ to report on things like signal quality or a temperature limit being exceeded. Also, this type of diagnostic data is important for predictive maintenance while the simultaneous transmission of different process data is also useful in many control applications.

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About Baumer Ltd:
Baumer Ltd is part of a family owned company which operates on a global scale employing around 2400 people in 38 subsidiaries across 19 countries Worldwide. Baumer is acknowledged as a leading supplier of sensors, encoders, measuring instruments and components for automated image processing. Baumer is your partner for, Food & Beverage Sensing, Food & Beverage Processing, Assembly and Handling, Material Handling, Encoders and Motion Control Solutions.

For more information, please contact:

Jon Sumner
Baumer Ltd.
33 / 36 Shrivenham Hundred Business Park, Majors Road, Swindon, UK, SN6 8TZ
Tel: +44 1793 783839
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March 2020

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