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Flexibility makes point-of-use placement and user-defined segments a reality

Balluff’s new flexible mode SmartLight provides two never-before-seen applications: user-defined segments and point-of-use indication. The flexible mode allows every LED segment to be controlled individually, delivering new capabilities and expanded value of the SmartLight tower light.

“The flexible mode of the SmartLight is a game changer in two ways. First, you have infinite programmability for a tower light. Users are no longer constrained by the number of segments that we decide someone needs,” said Tom Rosenberg, vice president of marketing and engineering at Balluff Inc. “Second, along with that, you can define segments by the intended user, using a larger element for workers who need visual data from a distance and smaller elements for those in the work envelope. That’s never been done before. No one can do that on the market.”

Smaller elements mean the lights are no longer regulated to only the top of the machines. They provide so much flexibility they can be brought to the point of use. From point-of-use applications for the operators at the machine to status indication for management on plant operations, the flexible mode allows for increased visibility into the process.

The flexible mode is available in software version 3.0 or later of Balluff’s already thriving SmartLight product line.

Customize to your application with flexible configuration

The new flexible mode expands the value of the SmartLight tower light by enabling you to be creative with indication solutions. From point-of-use applications for the operators at the machine to status indication for management on plant operations, the flexible mode allows for increased visibility into your process.

SmartLight tower lights add tremendous value to the plant floor as it combines multiple modes of operations and functions in a single programmable light. The SmartLight tower light offers four programmable modes of functionality: segment or stack light, level indication or bar graph, run light, and flexible mode. Additionally, a SmartLight tower light with a buzzer option is available for audible feedback.

Features:

  • Control color and brightness intensity of each LED segment ring
  • Define your own segment structure (i.e., six segments)
  • Program unique movement patterns (in control system)
  • Allows for the most creativity and unique indication solutions