The company's cutting force dynamometer is said to enable investigations of high speed machining processes and monitoring machining of critical tool. The dynamometer has a lightweight construction to enable speeds up to 25,000 rpm. The stationary head is mounted to the machine tool and receives data by wireless transmission, which is said to eliminate mechanical contact systems. Three measuring ranges of force can be selected and measurement can be started either manually or via the serial interface.
The sensors use piezoelectric technology and provide outputs of force and moments at ±10 V. Measuring error associated with conventional units is reduced as the cutting tool is attached to the dynamometer.
The dynamometer is designed for most common tool spindles and ruggedized for machine floor application, the company says. It can be placed in any orientation and has an internal coolant supply.