Switching and measuring sensors manufacturer Leuze electronic has appointed Technological Environmental Project Managers as their distributors in South Africa to market their range of optical sensor products that also include identification, image processing, data transmission/control and safety at work products.
“Walk into any engineering company that is processing sheet metal or plate on lasers, press brakes, plasmas and waterjet cutting machines and you should see a Leuze electronics access guarding product surrounding the machine so as to prevent human intervention while the machine is operating. Their multiple light beam safety devices are a motion detector that will provide protection to both man and machine in a working environment,” explained Richard Purser of Technological Environmental Project Managers.
Leuze has been supplying machine builders in numerous industries with solutions for monitoring. An example of this is the recently launched LCAM 408i industrial IP camera that is predestined for monitoring the production processes of machine tools
“Whilst Leuze electronic’s product range is very broad, they are one of the world’s innovation leaders in optical sensors and are internationally known as a leading manufacturer and solution provider in electrical automation. Its main focus is on the areas of intralogistics, the packaging industry, conveyor and storage systems, handling/mounting technology machine tools and the automotive industry. The product range includes switching and measuring sensors, identification systems, solutions for image processing and data transmission and also occupational safety components and systems,” continued Purser.
“Founded in 1963, the company, with headquarters in Owen (Germany), possesses specific application know-how as well as comprehensive industry knowledge. More than 1 200 employees at 22 locations are involved in development, production, sales and service – supported by more than 40 sales partners around the world. Innovative product developments, tailor-made complete solutions and an extensive range of services stand for the ‘Smart Sensor Business 4.0’ at Leuze electronic.”
Machine tool monitoring
“The company has been supplying machine builders in numerous industries with solutions for monitoring. An example of this is the recently launched LCAM 408i industrial IP camera that is predestined for monitoring the production processes of machine tools. The LCAM 408i is a new, robust smart camera that has an IP65/67 anodised metal housing and easy-to-clean glass pane. The new design stands out above all in use with cooling lubricant and opens new possibilities in process monitoring. The resolution of the 5-megapixel IP camera and the Gigabit Ethernet interface offer high image quality and provide insight into the processing centre even under harsh operating conditions. Via the M12 connections and 24V voltage supply, the LCAM 408i can easily be integrated in the machine control. Configuration is performed using a standard browser or directly from the control panel. Additional software is not required and the possibility for optics cleaning via compressed air connection is also available.”
Leuze electronic multiple light beam safety devices are a motion detector that will provide protection to both man and machine in a working environment
AGV navigation of mobile robots
“Development, production and sales of sensors for industrial automation is high on the agenda at Leuze electronic. An area where they show their competence is in the area of AGV navigation, a trend that is expanding in the metalworking industry with the use of robots in machine tool tending applications and automation of complete assembly processes. The sensor systems used in the automated guided vehicles present endless possibilities.”
“They are also very much involved in Industry 4.0 smart sensor solutions that provide condition monitoring and global accessibility with the use of augmented reality data glasses. You can also add innovative predictive maintenance solutions that can now eliminate unplanned downtime, increase system availability, and proactively schedule maintenance, all notions that are very much behind the Industry 4.0 concept.”
An area where Leuze electronic show their competence is in the area of AGV navigation, a trend that is expanding in the metalworking industry with the use of robots in machine tool tending applications and automation of complete assembly processes
“Technological Environmental Project Managers has project managed and delivered many large projects within South Africa, all of them focused on process flow and cost effectiveness. Some of the companies that we deal with include BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Borbet, Hulamin, VWSA, the Zimco Group, PPC and Johnson Matthey.”
“With the experience gained with these clients and industries and knowing their needs, we are excited to be able to offer the Leuze product to the broad spectrum of industry in South Africa and help drive automation and process efficiency.”
For further details contact Technological Environmental Project Managers on TEL: 21 701 2492 or visit www.tepm.com