21 May 2024

Enhancing manufacturing efficiency

Enhancing manufacturing efficiency with smart products from norelem

In the article below norelem discusses its smart products streamlining the manufacturing processes, ensuring precision, efficiency and seamless integration into Industry 4.0.

In the dynamic landscape of Industry 4.0, the evolution towards smart factories is revolutionising manufacturing processes. With the integration of intelligent machines and sensors, production facilities are transitioning towards error-free machining with the use of smart products.

Smart products are designed to independently collect and transmit production and operating data, facilitating seamless communication between devices, and allowing for self-operation and control of the production process. This simplifies and enhances complex processes within production – and norelem offers a range of components to make the development of these products possible.

Smart products are indispensable for achieving error-free machining and ensuring precision and reliability throughout the production process. norelem offers a variety of smart components tailored to various applications.

Firstly, the intelligent support bolt (02015) has a support surface of 30mm which enables precise positioning of workpieces with matching holes. Next, the force sensor (05899) for quick-release clamps enables precise control of the clamping process, ensuring perfect workpiece clamping with enhanced repeat accuracy. Lastly, the clamping strap with force sensor (04060), monitors real-time clamping force, ensuring optimal clamping performance.

A selection of norelem’s smart product components works with its Bluetooth Module. For streamlined data transfer and visualisation, norelem’s Bluetooth Module offers wireless, compact transmission capabilities and is universally applicable to smart products. Its easy installation provides an intuitive and quick visual display of the sensor status.

Similarly, norelem’s Gateway serves as the interface between smart products and machine control, enabling real-time recording of actuation states and precise process control. The norelem app can be used with this for convenient monitoring of multiple tools across different machining centres and production facilities, enhancing visibility and control.

Marcus Schneck, CEO of norelem, comments: “Smart manufacturing can optimise efficiency, productivity, and safety in manufacturing processes. Dedicated to going above and beyond the role of a manufacturer, we are proud to develop components that play a pivotal role in the development of smart products. It is fantastic to know that we are a part of the evolution towards smart factories, and we are excited to see how these progress in the future, empowering our customers to optimise their operations.”

norelem’s smart product range represents a cornerstone in the journey towards enhanced manufacturing efficiency. By seamlessly integrating into existing workflows and enabling real-time data-driven decision-making, these products help manufacturers achieve error-free machining, optimise processes and maintain a competitive edge in the Industry 4.0 era.