Martin Kurz

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Process control in metalforming and stamping

In Metalworking a significant part of the products are realized by forming and stamping processes, especially for series applications. The monitoring technology for press control has achieved a remarkable progress within the last years.

Optimized cycle rates lead to increased productivity and output. At the same time, there is a rising risk of asset damage, especially if unexpected errors occur. Automated protection of the tools and dies helps to increase OEE. Sensors for process monitoring are key elements.

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Tool Identification in Metalworking

With start of industry 3.0 the users of machine tools began to avoid routine work like manually entering tool data. CNC machine tools gained more market share in metalworking applications. These machines are often equipped with automatic tool change systems.

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