Industry 4.0, or the fourth industrial revolution, is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. Bürkert supports this development with the Efficient Device Integration Platform (EDIP), which enables intelligent networking down to the sensor and actuator level. The I/O modules now make it possible to integrate all sensors and actuators in EDIP networks. In addition, the graphical programming interface f(x) offers many different possibilities, depending on customer requirements.
 

Buerkert graphical programming f(x) with MFCs.

The introduction of the Type ME24 I/O modules and the Type 8922 graphical programming f(x) supplement the existing features of EDIP to include completely new capabilities for process automation and monitoring. The number of inputs and outputs is not limited to physical connections: All EDIP-based devices that are connected via the same network can be used as additional input and output channels. In addition, all sensors and actuators with analogue and digital signals can be integrated in such a network via the I/O modules. The I/O modules are used with the type 8905 Online Analysis System for water treatment and the types 8741, 8742 and 8746 mass flow controllers and flow meters.