Baumer has been selected as a recipient of a John Deere supplier innovation award for 2015. The award is presented to a select group of suppliers who have demonstrated innovation in a product or service they provide to John Deere. A specially developed Baumer inductive sensor is a key enabling technology for one of the latest John Deere product innovations.
The inductive sensor measures a distance on a target with high speed and high precision. This enables equipment condition assessment. Thus maintenance, output quality and cost of operation of the equipment is being optimized.
Award selections are based on four factors – creativity, feasibility, collaboration, and bottom-line impact. John Deere created the supplier innovation awards in 2010 to promote innovation in the company’s supply base and recognize suppliers who think creatively.
The innovative sensor solution was made possible by close collaboration between the OEM and Baumer, Frauenfeld. The demanding requirements of the application ruled out the usage of standard sensors. Baumer’s capability to analyze the application and the requirements during the collaboration resulted in specifically optimized inductive sensors. These Baumer sensors allow for fast and high resolution distance determination even during operation.
Further information is available at http://www.baumer.com