In the Industry 4.0 sector, we have already developed capacitive sensor technology with I/O Link interface and started mass production. This interface allows for switch parameterisation, ideally adapting to the function of the end consumer. With it, tedious schematics and long part number lists are a thing of the past, as the customer can generate his own variants.
Wireless networking is a constant theme for Industry 4.0. In this regard, we are able to perfectly apply our know-how from years of experience. We developed a functionally secure Bluetooth remote control that meets current standards for work safety requirements.
Subcomponents of more complex devices were created by brehmermechatronics and contribute to the success of Industry 4.0. Industrial trucks often use conventional iPads or tablets for their logistics systems and software. In order to ensure long-term device functionality, brehmermechatronics developed an innovative USB charging technology that ensures the operation of multiple devices in all preconditions. The USB double charging outlet developed by brehmermechatronics can provide up to 2x2, 4A charge with an input voltage of up to 48V.
Specially designed for the industry of tomorrow, our capacitive Sensor M22 features a high degree of protection for the demands of future industrial applications.
It is a trailblazing product from the brehmermechatronics lab that already enjoys tremendous popularity today and is undergoing constant development.
In the utility vehicle, construction machinery, and automation industries, the use of smart devices to plan tasks and to control machines is becoming more and more important. Due to the increasing digitization of production and logistics, especially in the context of Industry 4.0, the demand for the use of wireless control elements for the control of machines and plants is increasing. At present, special industrial tablets are being used, which can be integrated into the safety concept of a machine, since these are constructed in accordance with current safety guidelines and thus offer functional safety with regard to the protective functions.
These HMI devices are equipped with appropriate enable or confirm buttons as well as emergency stop switches and therefore meet the requirements of the higher-level standard (DIN EN ISO 13849). Smart devices from the consumer market segment do not meet these requirements. So far, only data that does not trigger direct control of the machine can be exchanged with these devices. However, these devices offer the advantage of providing the user with a familiar interface (Look & Feel), allowing companies to build a workflow with existing enterprise apps, and significantly lower the cost of devices and software development compared to industrial tablets. In this project, a solution is to be developed which makes smart devices functionally secure (SDeFS). The SDeFS should be an extension for consumer smart devices, which complements the necessary safety functions for controlling machines. For users of the SDeFS, this results in the advantage that existing machines can be operated with little effort with relatively inexpensive smart devices and, if necessary, existing applications / programs can continue to be used. Have a look at our SDeFS Video for additional information or download our special newsletter (only available in German). In addition you will find some press releases.