Modern production facilities are only profitable if they work perfectly and produce to capacity. Without respective tool and process monitoring, however, this can no longer be achieved. For this reason, fully automated production processes require the automated monitoring of machining processes.
The Risks: Production facilities are increasingly operated with full utilization of their performance potential. In machining centres, rotary transfer machines, transfer lines, tool machines and special machines (or other automated production plants) scrap and production downtimes lead to high losses due to consequential damages. The reason can be tool breakage or an incorrectly fed or missing tool. Clamping and ejection errors are problematic as well.
The Safety Solution: Reliable process monitoring systems guarantee a safe control of the production process. They detect slightest deviations from the nominal state and generate an instantaneous machine stop in order to avoid further damages or production losses. The quick and precise fault indication significantly reduces the time needed to remedy the problems. The benefit for the user lies in a higher degree of automation and lower operating costs.