Predictive Maintenance for Thyracont Smartline Transducers

Thyracont’s digital SmartlineTM transducers with modern combination sensors measure in range of rough to high vacuum, offering outstanding reliability and precision. Besides the classic analogue 0-10 V output, their digital interfaces RS485, EtherCAT and Profinet allow intelligent connection to PLCs.

All transducers with RS485 interface already provide all necessary parameters to support predictive maintenance. By beginning of the new year, these maintenance parameters will also be accessible via the transducers’ Profinet interface. This enables a direct integration into an existing Profinet network with PLC, which can take over the entire monitoring of the process.

Users can check the degree of sensor wear and corrosion, the time of the last adjustment as well as operation hours. Thereby, service intervals can be better planned, possible spare parts ordered in time and systems run times optimized. Naturally, all parameters can also be accessed by means of Thyracont’s VacuGrapTM-Software.

By implementation of Profinet and the associated opening against OPC UA (e.g. by a PLC) Thyracont SmartlineTM transducers establish a basis for industry 4.0. The functionality of these devices will remain geared to the latest standards of industry 4.0 in the future.

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