Inductive coupling systems are always used when a particularly large amount of power is transmitted. This is the case, for example, in robotics applications involving controlling gripper arms.
Inductive coupling for energy and fast exchange of data
“Inductive coupling are indis-pensable in many different applications today,” says Balluff Product Manag-er Dr. László Herczeg. The new BIC M30 inductive couplers from Balluff leave comparable models far behind in terms of performance. They can transmit up to 1.5 amps of continuous output. The energy is transmitted without contact. The IO-Link interface of the inductive couplers enables a frictionless, transparent, and very fast exchange of data between the IO-Link device and the IO-Link network module. “A unique feature is the second IO-Link channel, which can be used for process and diagnostic data and thus for condition monitoring,” explains Herczeg.
Flexibility for packaging or automotive industries or special machines
With the compact stainless-steel housing in IP67 and UL certification, the inductive couplers can be used flexibly – for example in the packaging or automotive industries or on special machines.
“The contactless energy transmission and transparent bi-directional COM2/COM3 IO-Link data transmission is particularly suitable for product lines where flexibility is re-quired,” says Herczeg. Thanks to their extended operating temperature range of -5 to +70 degrees Celsius and their robust stainless-steel housing, the inductive couplers can even cope with harsh environmental conditions.