RivSmart PLConnect launches to link RivSmart battery riveter with production networks

RivSmart PLConnect has been released to make it easy to connect the RivSmart line of battery riveters to production networks (PLC).

Premiering in 2017, when it scooped the Innovation Prize at Stuttgart’s Fastener Fair, RivSmart is a compact and lightweight (1.3kg) battery rivet tool.

The PLConnect acts as an interface between the intelligent and connective RivSmart range, counting the number of rivets set. Dummy strokes are always reliably ignored.

Further possible functions through PLConnect are the transmission of error and service messages to a PLC, and the visualisation of the job and process moni­toring function of the RivSmart on a PLC.

RivSmart PLConnect can be quickly and easily integrated into existing control cabinets and linked to the PLC. In addition to the digital output module, ana­logue and other bus systems are also available on request.

RivSmart PLConnect is based on industrial PC components from the RevPi Core3 system. It meets industrial standards such as 24 V DC power supply or standardised DIN rail mounting (EN 50022). It makes for an extremely flexible and modular system design.

RivSmart PLConnect has two main components:

  • Processor unit incl. USB WiFi antenna with cable for external positioning and installation software
  • Output module tailored to your requirements
  • Optional: Power pack for DIN rail installation

There are more details on the VVG site.