New Machine Monitoring System Model Compact and Easy to Use

With so much happening in a busy show year between NPE2018, Amerimold 2018 and IMTS 2018, MoldMaking Technology is revisiting some of the technology that was on display. In case you missed it: Brankamp machine monitoring system from Marposs features a compact unit and fast reaction times. The company had Brankamp on display at Amerimold 2018.


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Marposs offers the Brankamp CMS-02 stand-alone system for collision monitoring and crash-damage mitigation in machine tools. The system employs a ceramic strain sensor to detect irregularities in the production process by measuring elastic deformation in the range of 0.1 µ and both slowly and dynamically increasing the forces that have damage potential. It reacts with a speed in the range of 1 millisecond by sending a stop signal to E-STOP, helping to alleviate or eliminate machine crashes.

In comparison to the Brankamp (CMS-1), the CMS-2 is very compact, single channel unit. It has 16 bits resolution, 25kHz sampling rate, three operation modes and three limits per mode (warning, soft and hard stop outputs limits), stop-event data recording and a signal values log file. Visualization of the data, analysis and statistics and the HMI is realized by connecting an Ethernet cable to a Windows-based industrial PC unit or the newest IPC4 dedicated monitor. Marposs says that the system is easy to install and can be retrofitted to existing machines. It supports several communication paths like discrete I/Os, Profibus-DP and Profinet. Operators of all skill levels can use it immediately without attending complex training courses.

Additionally, the system can be expanded to work in conjunction with the Genior Modular monitoring solution, achieving both collision detection and process monitoring simultaneously and visualizing the processes in parallel. Marposs says that to date, Brankamp CMS collision systems have been installed on more than 10,000 machine tools, handling systems and industrial robots worldwide.


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