November 28-29, 2016 in Yekaterinburg as part of the business program of the exhibition Advanced Automation Technologies. PTA-Ural 2016 ”will host the VII Specialized Conference“ APSS-Ural 2016. Automation: Projects. Systems. Facilities".
The technical director of the BALLUFF company will make a report in the section "Sensors and measuring systems" on the topic "Solving the problem of precise positioning over long distances."
Technicians often have to solve the problem of determining the absolute position of an object at a great distance with high accuracy. This may be the position of the crane, moving the platform or trolley. The main problems when measuring are dirt, cutting fluids, shock and vibration loads, as well as other difficult conditions of the production environment. Existing optical solutions for positioning objects have disadvantages when working in the harsh conditions that occur, for example, in metallurgy. The use of encoders for wheeled vehicles is also not always acceptable due to the accumulation of measurement errors due to wheel slippage.
A BALLUFF report will discuss a non-optical and non-contact method for measuring the position of Magnettrack objects at distances from tens of meters to several kilometers with high accuracy and an object’s speed of up to 10 m / s. The Magnettrack system easily bypasses the problems listed above: the sensor is mounted on a movable installation, and position markers (magnets) are placed along the trajectory, thereby creating a unique magnetic path. Magnettrack's comprehensive displacement measuring system is absolute, that is, after a power restart, there is no need to bring the measurement object to the zero position.
The program of the conference “APSS-Ural 2016” also includes sections on controllers and electronic components, building automation systems, specialized control systems in various industries, information protection, and intelligent security systems. Particular attention will be paid to defense technologies, control algorithms and automation elements of the future that may find application in enterprises. Gofenberg Alexander Oskarovich, Doctor of Engineering, member of the expert council of the military-industrial complex of the Government of the Russian Federation, vice president of the Russian Academy of Engineering, academician, member of expert councils of the Ministry of Industry and the Ministry of Communications, will act as moderator.