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
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
In this contribution you can read about what technical prerequisites have to be met for RFID to play such an important role in tool identifi cation and workpiece tracking, and what RFID means for modern production. Tool Identification and Workpiece Tracking RFID – A key technology in modern production Tool-IDRead more