In order to increase the utilization and overall system effectiveness of machine tools, the production engineers plan automation solutions for the automatic loading and unloading of workpieces in the CNC machining center or the CNC lathe. Machine tool builders offer appropriate automation equipment as an option when purchasing new machines.Read more
Experts more and more promote “cloud solutions” in industrial production. So it may be a good moment to look into the pros and cons of classical “on premise solutions”. We look into the example of tool identification systems.Read more
Quality problems in the production of stamped and bent metal parts require data for analysis and sensors that provide it. Condition monitoring captures many data points that allow analysis and thus faster detection of the root causes of defects.Read more
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.Read more
Being aware of the advantages of Tool Identification the users in production long for this solution to be also available for their existing machines on the shop floor. But how to cope with the variety of machine tool types?Read more
Production processes in milling centers typically use cooling liquids (in order to reduce friction, to cool tool as well as workpiece and to remove metal chips). This way cooling liquids assist to optimize the machining processes.Read more
Continuous control of process media significantly contributes to the reliability of industrial production. Not only in process industry liquid media are used. More and more process technology is involved in industrial manufacturingRead more