Siko AP10 Electronic Position Indicator with a communication interface is used for monitored format adjustment to reduce setup times and increase machine efficiency. Readability is optimized for intuitive user prompting: The backlit display clearly shows the setpoint and actual value, and the two LEDs clearly indicate the direction in which the adjustment must be made. The IO link interface enables easy and reliable integration into modular machines.
Fieldbus and Ethernet communication for positioning displays of the AP range
Besides the RS485 and CAN bus interfaces, additional interfaces can be realized by means of a protocol converter such as Profibus, Profinet, EtherNet/IP, EtherCAT, CC-Link, and DeviceNet. Functional modules, which facilitate the configuration of the electronic displays in the programming environment of your control are available for selected interfaces and controllers.
Electronic position indicators are focused on the user
This monitored spindle adjustment offers significantly better process reliability and shortens setup times for format adjustment. At the same time, this increases machine efficiency and the viability of the production equipment. The target value is displayed directly on the axle and the correct actual value entered manually is reported back, making incorrectly set stops and tool positions a thing of the past. The overall unit is not approved until all spindle positions have been reported as correct. As a result, there is no longer any scrappage or damaged tools due to incorrectly set adjustable axles.
The AP range is used even in more complex machine environments for easy-to-manage, semi-automated adjustment processes. The “team-based” communication is standardized, and incorrect adjustments are immediately visible in bus-operated mode.
Benefits of Siko AP10 Electronic Position Indicator
- Freely programmable display values (spindle pitch, sense of rotation, and decimal place)
- Linear or angular mode
- Reset function
- Display of positive and negative values
- High display accuracy
- Easy battery change Mechanically compatible with mechanical position indicators