Marposs offers its next-generation Artis CTM V6 tool, machine and process monitoring system, which safeguards and optimizes complex production processes thanks to aligned, in-process monitoring. The flexible, visual interface concept enables integration in environments ranging from entry solutions with no fieldbus connections to branched Ethernet architectures, such as Profinet, Ethernet/IP and Modbus.
For hobbing applications, the monitoring system improves quality and extends the productive life of hobbing tools by using wear-based method safeguards as opposed to replacement at fixed regular interval methods.
In the basic installation, the system is interfaced with the machine control and accepts inputs from various measuring transducers. Data capturing is accomplished using a digital torque adaptor (DTA), which collects selected drive data to evaluate the torque of the spindle and feed axis. Additional or alternative sensors are available for measuring strain and force, true power, torque, vibration and acceleration, acoustic emission, and standard power or voltage signals.
Evaluation and control are performed using process-dependent strategies. Instead of searching for the smallest common denominator, the system provides a range of strategies to optimally monitor the process. Each individual parameter can be finely adjusted and precisely adapted. Optionally, the CTM V6 system can provide Adaptive Control for adjusting the feed speed to compensate for material deviations. This function protects both machine and tool under high load by reducing the feed force.
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The program revolves around Sinutrain, a PC-based CNC simulation system that enables instruction in CNC programming for milling and turning.