The Sarissa PositionBox is an innovative x-y-z coordinate sensor which makes it possible to determine the 3D position of handling devices or tools, without any additional length or angle measuring systems and with virtually zero wear-and-tear.
The PositionBox transfers the xyz position data in real time via an Ethernet TCP / IP connection. The evaluation and representation of the spatial coordinates takes place in the customer system. As an intelligent 3D sensor, the Sarissa PositionBox can be integrated into all production situations. Parameters of the system are set via TCP / IP and the necessary location information of the tool, the workpiece or the hands can be queried and evaluated at any time. We are pleased to provide you sample software for Siemens S7 and .net applications to facilitate the development of drivers for 3rd party / customer systems quickly and efficiently.
The tried-and-tested command set of the PositionBox enables you to start the master system by production control, to query results and to set digital outputs. Ask us for detailed technical documentation.
New receiver 2.0
The basic – and extremely successful – Sarissa receiver system with USB interface has now been supplemented with an Ethernet interface and digital I/Os. Communication via Ethernet makes access to the Internet of Things a reality. With only a single cable between the PC and the receiver is needed, a large-scale installation of many receivers is easily made possible. These new generation receivers are optimized with a compact housing, extreme robustness, and easy installation options. High volumes of data can be quickly transmitted over very long distances. The new Receiver 2.0 has a simplified power supply through the use of Power over Ethernet. Power supply of 48V (through PoE switches, via Ethernet cable) is concurrent with data transmission. Another plus point is that the system can be located remotely from power sockets. If power supply via PoE is not possible, the receiver can also be run using a standard 24 Volt input.
Sarissa assistance systems fit perfectly into a networked production environment. In terms of Industry 4.0, the PositionBox and the QualityAssist provide exact, quality-relevant location information. Via TCP / IP connection and a real-time data protocol, the LPS communicates with higher-level controllers, whether PC or PLC. With powerful commands, the LPS can be remotely controlled. Work instructions can thus be put together in real-time from existing basic information generated by the production control of the user.
The result: a highly flexible control of the production of products according to customer requirements, true Batch Size One production. Human errors of neglect, omission, and confusion are no longer possible. In order to connect tools, the LPS has four open-protocol interfaces. Modbus-TCP to digital inputs and outputs completes the communication possibilities. For remote assistance or maintenance, the second network interface can be used with TeamViewer®.
Standard interfaces PROFINET and EtherCAT
With the new standard interfaces PROFINET and EtherCAT, communication between the Sarissa LPS-PositionBox and the PLC is made even easier. These interfaces significantly simplify integration due to their installation friendliness and maximum flexibility. For communication in the high-level language domain, XML or web services can be used. The cyclic process image makes it possible for PLC programmers and system integrators to obtain the position data sent by Sarissa’s assistance and position recognition system with the highest reliability and to incorporate it into the workflow. In the reverse direction, the PLC program controls the LPS PositionBox.
Using the new Ethernet interface, it is now possible to simultaneously operate several processes with one receiver and one PC. Every worker can avoid mistakes by following the workflow on his or her workstation screen. The system is robust, requires little space, and is easily scalable with growing tasks without additional hardware.
- For diagnostic purposes, XYZ coordinates of the running operation can be accessed on a mobile device, such as a tablet or a smartphone.
- Similarly, mobile workstations can be equipped with the new technology.
- A PoE switch also provides power through the Ethernet cable, making additional power supplies obsolete.