SPS IPC Drives Hall 7A, Booth 330
Ecom (Pepperl + Fuchs) addresses the topics of asset tracking and automation in times of digital transformation and shows how companies can implement and innovatively implement technological innovations in the industry's interest 4.0: These include solutions for real-time localization and efficient, networked asset management.
The focus is on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons Loc-Ex 01 for Atex / IECEx Zone 1 and Loc 01 for non-hazardous areas, which have been specially developed for sectors with extensive factory premises or potentially explosive areas. The BLE Beacons cost-effectively connect people, areas, assets and systems. They combine digital and physical data in one business intelligence unit and help shape the entire value chain to reduce costs while increasing productivity and efficiency.
With the small BLE Beacons, assets become intelligent, localizable objects that can provide information such as temperature or level, and even respond to events such as keystrokes, brightness, shock, or position change. In addition to the spatial information, additional data is transmitted in real time via local process parameters. Neighborhood relations and alarms can also be defined if, for example, hazardous substances collide or are stored side by side.
The Bluetooth 4.1 standard ensures that the beacons are compatible with both current and special tablets and smartphones for potentially explosive areas such as the Tab-Ex 01 and Smart-Ex 01. In combination with suitable applications, they form a consistent system for the digitization strategy. The BLE Beacons are thus part of an interconnected, explosion-proof solution portfolio that includes smartphones, tablets, peripherals, applications and software.