Tensor IxB tools allow us to continue production with maintained process control of the workstation. Even when there is no wireless connection, tools can be managed in radio shadow.
In a production environment there are often wireless connectivity challenges due to metallic obstacles, interference with other devices and operators blocking the tool antennas. When tools cannot clearly communicate to the production system, there is a high risk that the production line will stop.
The aerospace industry is a tricky place for sustainable cordless connection with lots of closed metal environments and huge facility areas. Usage of wireless tools with controllers is almost impossible without getting into the radio shadow environment, which leads to many challenges.
The tools can autonomously run in radio shadow thanks to the powerful integrated controller which can autonomously:
The controller will also send all the data to the production system, when the connection is restored.
The Tensor IxB tools have dual antennas to reduce the risk of bad connection due to obstacles or interference with the operator's hands. This together with the buffer battery will maximize wireless connectivity uptime.
Wi-Fi status can be seen on the tool display, to quickly troubleshoot and solve the connection problems. You can also see the real time Wi-Fi status on any devices, including larger screen laptops for deeper investigation.
The Tensor IxB tool family is ready to be integrated directly into your production system, fully managed by the integrated controller without the need for any intermediate controller box. Reducing the hardware footprint on the line and enabling a transformation towards the Smart Factory and Industry 4.0.
The Tensor IxB platform will revolutionize industrial manufacturing and contribute to the Smart Factory and Industry 4.0. Tensor IxB is a collection of tools that improve quality, profitability, and make production more efficient. The Tensor IxB tools are engineered to overcome modern production issues, enabling improved processes and support in achieving production goals.