The Artis GEMGP monitoring device from Marposs Corp. (Auburn Hills, MI) measures force and strain values obtained from the spindle during machining to detect and report on tool breakage, missing tools, overload, tool wear, and fluid flow in real time.
The highly flexible and compact device offers three monitoring strategies and handles 127 cutting cycles with varying types of limits for each cycle. Events that exceed the prefixed limits are recorded in a log-file.
Designed for easy installation and operation with all necessary functions and interfaces integrated, the standalone device can be housed in machine electrical cabinets, robots, handling systems, or other devices. Featuring a digital I/O interface, the GEMGP is independent of NC type and can be run from any PLC, enabling a discrete connection to the module.
The device can be used in standalone mode with operating software run on Windows (WIN 7/10) machine control panels or Siemens Linux systems (TCU). The software can be installed on industrial PCs from Marposs or on any Windows PC (WIN 7/10).
GEMGP capability can be built on or integrated into Marposs’ Genior Modular intelligent tool and process monitoring system, which provides a real-time image of a current production process. Its multicriteria monitoring strategy automatically adapts to machining processes, meaning the system records all relevant signals and sets limits based on special algorithms. During subsequent machining cycles, it adjusts the automatic limits to compensate for changes in tooling and machine. The modular system design enables configuration to dedicated systems or machines as well as the ability to add capability as needed.
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