Metalworking & Machine Tooling
Enabling intelligent tooling solutions for machine optimization and maximum precision
IO-Link Wireless for Metalworking and Intelligent Machine Tooling
Tooling machines (such as CNC, Milling and Grinding) pose a unique challenge due to their very high-speed rotating action and harsh industrial conditions. Integrating devices at the rotating end has been virtually impossible so far, as no cables could be attached. Gathering reaI-time data from the actuaI point of processing has great value for efficiency, safety, productivity, and traceability.
Reliable communication is a key and necessary component for connectivity to the rotating devices. IO-Link Wireless is the only industrial-grade wireless technology to consider for such applications. With a deterministic low latency, cable-grade reliability and resilience to interferences, it can withstand rotations at thousands of RPMs and noisy environments.