Tool Monitoring Solution Detects Machine Tool Process Anomalies
Photo Credit: Marposs
Marposs launches its Artis GEMGP stand-alone tool monitoring solution for detecting process anomalies during metal cutting in machine tools. Accommodating two sensors for measuring force and strain values obtained from the spindle during the machining process, the GEMGP is said to be able to detect and report on tool breakage, missing tools, overload, tool wear and fluid flow in real time which prevents damage to the machine, reduce scrap and improve productivity.
Designed for easy installation and operation, the GEMGP offers three different monitoring strategies and is said to handle up to 127 different cutting cycles with varying types of limits for each cycle. Any events that exceed the pre-fixed limits are recorded in a log-file.
Further, the system can be housed within machine electrical cabinets, robots, handling systems or other devices. All necessary functions and interfaces are integrated in the module. Featuring a digital I/O interface, the GEMGP is independent of the NC type and can be run from any PLC, enabling a discrete connection to the module. It can also be used in stand-alone mode with the operating software run on Windows (WIN 7/10) machine control panels or Siemens Linux systems (TCU). The software can be installed on industrial PCs from Marposs or on any Windows PC (WIN 7/10).
As part of the Genior Modular product family, the GEMGP capability can be built upon or integrated into the Genior Modular system for process monitoring purposes, delivering the strain, force and flow data to the processing unit for further evaluation.
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