Rugged Boring Heads Connect to Internet of Things
Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018: Big Kaiser’s EWE boring heads are intended to provide measurable performance advantages, significantly reducing finishing cost and cycle time.
The precision and ruggedness of Big Kaiser’s EWE boring heads are intended to provide measurable performance advantages, significantly reducing finishing cost and cycle time.
The EWE boring head connects to Big Kaiser’s user-friendly smartphone and tablet app, making it easier to monitor and configure the head while assembling and running boring tools. In addition to reading changes in cutting diameter, the app helps operators to determine optimal cutting parameters from their tool assemblies. The app also logs historical adjustments for all tools ever synced with it, providing essential information for companies adopting data-driven manufacturing practices.
In addition to their connectivity, EWE boring heads are designed for precision production boring on machining centers, jig mills, boring mills, transfer machines and high-speed milling machines. Their fully enclosed, compact and rugged design enables reliable operation under extreme cutting conditions or with coolant.
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