Sensor data acquisition in manufacturing

FL BLE 1300 Integrate industrial Bluetooth Low Energy sensors

The FL BLE 1300 allows the integration of Bluetooth-Low-Energy-capable sensors into industrial controllers and IoT systems. The acquired operational data and information form the basis for innovative IoT applications which you can use to optimize your production processes.

At the same time, the FL BLE 1300 can be used as a Bluetooth Low Energy communication interface for data exchange between the controller and sensors or to carry out simple threshold value comparisons independently.

Your advantages

  • Reliable and long-term operation, even in industrial environments
  • Future-proof integration of almost all Bluetooth Low Energy sensors
  • Individual and tailored integration into your system
Side view of the FL BLE 1300 wireless module

The compact FL BLE 1300 wireless module allows space-saving use in industrial environments

FL BLE 1300 was developed for industrial use

The compact FL BLE 1300 wireless module with integrated antenna can be installed practically anywhere. With IP65 degree of protection, an industrial temperature range, and robust M12 connections, the device is also suitable for harsh ambient conditions – precisely where the sensors are also located.

Easy mounting via two drill-holes directly onto a housing wall saves time and money.

A woman works on the work plan with a robot

The Generic Attribute Profile (GATT) allows easy and flexible access to the sensor data

Bluetooth Low Energy offers a future-proof standard

Bluetooth Low Energy is the first choice for wireless communication with sensors. The low energy requirement enables the construction of battery-driven sensors with a very long runtime.

The Generic Attribute Profile (GATT) allows easy and flexible access to the sensor data. The Bluetooth Low Energy 5 standard allows the latest encryption methods and is also backward-compatible with sensors that meet the Standard Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2 and 4.0 standards.

Flexible communication with the BLE 1300

Access to up to eight sensors with one BLE 1300

Flexible communication with the FL BLE 1300

Access to the BLE 1300, and therefore to up to eight sensors via TCP, allows the simple and flexible integration of almost all controllers and PC-based software systems. The wireless module therefore closes the gap between sensors and the machine.

Alternatively, the BLE 1300 can also perform simple monitoring tasks independently, without an additional PLC. The integrated switching output is then set depending on flexibly configurable sensor values.

Applications of the FL BLE 1300

Predictive maintenance in motors
Production line with human-machine collaboration
Integrating Bluetooth Low Energy sensors
Predictive maintenance in motors

Analyzing sensor data, such as vibrations and temperatures over a long time period, can provide information on how wear develops. A worn bearing will become warm, vibrate more, and generate a different running noise.

Such changes can be used to identify worn components long before they fail completely. Replacement can be planned appropriately and will not result in any system downtime. Using the sensor data in this way can save money.

Production line with human-machine collaboration

With critical components, certain parameters must be documented during the production process. They can include the tightening torque of a screw or the dimensional accuracy of the installed component.

A lot of tools and measuring equipment already have an integrated Bluetooth Low Energy wireless interface. Now this data can be used and processed easily by your automation or IoT system.

Integrating Bluetooth Low Energy sensors

Access to the BLE 1300, and therefore to up to eight sensors via TCP, allows the simple and flexible integration of almost all controllers and PC-based software systems.

The wireless module therefore closes the gap between sensors and the machine. Alternatively, the BLE 1300 can also perform simple monitoring tasks independently, without an additional PLC.