Index 2020 – Complete networking concept with EL.NET

28.01.2020 At Index 2020, which runs from 31 March to 3 April in Geneva, Erhardt+Leimer GmbH (Stadtbergen, Germany) will present its comprehensive networking concept EL.NET, which, thanks to the many new products and features, clearly focuses on the customers and their requirements.

The wide band sensor FR 61.
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The wide band sensor FR 61.

The DRB pivoting frame series offers all the benefits of networking, from brushless small web guiders to large pivoting frame systems, as if from a single source. All the components of the DRB series are networked using Ethernet and form their own network. The benefit for the customer is created by its effects, both inwards and outwards.

Besides the rapid and transparent data exchange within the system, this data is now available for Industry 4.0 applications. In principle, Erhardt+Leimer was guided by open architecture and offers this benefit irrespective of the hardware and software. This means that any user with standard terminals, such as a PC, tablet or even smartphone, can access the system with a browser, make settings or simply operate it. The precondition is simply access via the machine or the Intranet of the user. In addition, this technology now offers real Plug & Play functionality, which E+L will present at its stand.

Wide band sensor for the evaluation of up to four edges

The networking concept is rounded off with the infrared wide band sensor FR 61, which is available with a fork length of up to 480mm and can be equally seamlessly integrated into the described system architecture.

Web tension measurement and control

Naturally, the web tension measuring amplifier PA 62 and the web tension controller DC 62 can be networked with the machine in the same way as the products named above, thus closing the circle of total networking, with the resulting benefits for the customer, such as a two-channel measuring amplifier, LCD display for displaying the actual web tension value, a trend curve or the individual values for the left and right side of the web. Alarm functions on exceeding limit values, which can be configured individually, are naturally included.

Erhardt+Leimer can be found at Stand 4443.