The demand for manufacturing and thus product quality is becoming visibly higher in a wide variety of industrial sectors. One reason for this is usually the increasing complexity of the products and solutions to be manufactured. This in turn requires a high level of process reliability with a consistently high level of reproducibility of specific production processes.
Against this background, sensors for monitoring tools, handling systems or clamping devices, for example, are becoming increasingly important, for example to ensure the correct positioning of workpieces. However, querying a large number of sensors via a plant control system (PLC) extends cycle times and also increases the need for inputs and signal lines. If, in addition, there are not enough inputs available on the control side, logic modules or logic distributors are recommended, which logically AND or OR digital sensor signals with each other on site.
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