Latest Industry 4.0 Sensors Utilize IO-Link v1.0 Fieldbus Connectivity

Press Release Summary:

  • Provide brake status and operational data to maximize machine efficiency
  • Detect brake engagement or disengagement, indicate brake wear, and aid in precise positioning
  • Ideal for assembly/inspection, automotive, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, and factory automation applications

Original Press Release:

Nexen Introduces Industry 4.0 Sensor Solutions for Brake Applications to Maximize Machine Efficiency

Vadnais Heights, MN – December 11, 2020 – Nexen Group, Inc. announces the release of the of Industry 4.0 Sensors included with the Zero-Backlash Spring Engaged (ZSE) brake, Servo Motor brake, and Slide Rail brake families.The inductive proximity sensor technology, integrated with Nexen brakes, provides important brake status and operational data to maximize machine efficiency.

Utilizing IO-Link v1.0 Fieldbus connectivity, the sensors detect brake engagement or disengagement, indicate brake wear, aid in precise positioning, and provide critical preventative maintenance information.

With the new Industry 4.0 connectivity options, Nexen ZSE brakes are ideal for applications in a variety of markets, including assembly/inspection, automotive, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, and factory automation.

Basic sensor specifications:

  • PNP or NPN normally open output options
  • 10 to 30 V supply voltage
  • Operates in ambient -25C to +70C
  • 3 Pin M8 DIN connector

Media Contact:
Tim Dillon | Nexen Group | tdillon@nexengroup.com | Office: 651.484.5900
Julie Eleftheriou | Longren & Parks | julie@longrenparks.com | Mobile: 952.913.3065

About Nexen Group, Inc.
Our heritage is built on producing technically superior products while providing the highest level of customer support. As a leading manufacturer of precision motion control components, power transmission and web tension control products, Nexen works to remain at the forefront of cutting edge engineering and production excellence. Our production capabilities include computerized control and testing systems, dry cutting applications, special coating processes, over 80 multi-axis precision CNC machine tools and automated assembly. By working with Nexen, our customers experience innovations that adhere to industry specifications, optimize their metrics and provide solutions focused on increased uptime, longer machine life and reduced maintenance.

For more information, please visit www.nexengroup.com or call 800-843-7445.

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