Factory Automation Robotic & Machine Tooling Wireless Solutions
CoreTigo’s IIOT Solution
Cable-Grade IO-Link Wireless Transport Track System Communication
APPLICATIONS & USE CASES
In hazardous and hygienic industrial environments (such as food & beverage), wireless solutions are important for reducing costs associated with very expensive cabling deployments and maintenance, contamination and safety.
MACHINE RETROFIT & DEPLOYMENT
Wireless connectivity enables simple and cost effective retrofit and revamp of numerous devices on existing machines, simplifies relocation and upgrades, and new machine deployment.
COMPLEX CABLING LAYOUTS
Mobile rail guided equipment such as large linear robots or drag chains with large cable braids limit mobility and tend to break/tear. A wireless solution reduces maintenance costs and unexpected downtime.
Cabling limits the motion and flexibility of end effectors (e.g. grippers, vacuum pumps) attached to robots/cobots and is cumbersome to deploy. A wireless solution embedded inside the sensor/actuator eliminates the cables and accessories required to run all along the robotic arm. Such a solution increases flexibility, and reduces overall complexity and cost.
CNC, milling & grinding machines require constant data transmission while rotating, moving and cutting at high speeds in harsh environments with extreme conditions. Cable communication and other conventional wireless technologies are not feasible for such data collection. An industrial wireless solution enables ongoing data collection to enable predictive maintenance, data analysis and machine optimization.
Linear robots require complex cable layouts to support the rapid dynamic motion and flexibility while moving workpieces across a machine’s area and in between production stages. Such cables tend to tear and lead to downtime and maintenance costs (e.g. press shop). Providing wireless data communication to the sensors and actuators connected to the linear robots reduces unplanned downtime, maintenance costs and complexity.
TRANSPORT TRACK SYSTEMS
In order to simplify customization/setup of workpieces in a flexible and agile manner, the moving shuttles on transport track systems need to be smarter. It is required to have a low latency and reliable wireless data communication for the sensors and actuators on the shuttles. Current tracks only enable power distribution to the shuttles. A wireless solution enables each shuttle to wirelessly communicate for control and monitoring independently.