Need a packed approach to monitoring tooling wear?
The combination of a signatureACE®
and the Signature Technologies BL
Series Ball-lock Load Cells or CSL Series
Standard Load Cells provides a winning combination that provides
of-the-shelf serviceability. With
Signature Technologies SamView™ software package
can be used to monitor the force profiles of punches and forming tools.
The system works by placing a load
cell behind the punch, and converting the punch force to an electrical signal
that the SAM™
module uses to display the force profile of the tool.
The Load cell no way alters the easy replacement feature of the Ball-Lock
fixture, and requires only a counter-bored recess under the punch holder for the
load cell to install in, AND a hole for the load cell cable to exit through.
The Load cell is sized to match all
the common sized fixtures, and calibrated to withstand the loading of the full
range of punches normally used with them. NO
LIMITED 150% overload limit customary with most conventional load cells...The ST load cells are capable of withstanding
significant overloads as would be expected in stamping "mishaps".
The measurement can either be
calibrated, or comparative depending on the application. Calibrated measurements
will give the Tool Force in the user’s selection of
units, and with the use of the Signature Technologies FeatureView™
software the user can generate a
calibrated “Work” measurement that is sensitive to tool wear in many cases.
Multiple sensors can be used if
multiple assembly operations are performed simultaneously.
module can handle inputs in groups of 8 up to 56 total points.
can supply a wide variety of solutions
to various manufacturing process
problems dealing with measurement, verification of properties, tool condition,
and machine health. We can also
“close the loop” by performing process adjustments in response to specific
variations in force, location, or shape of the work piece, as well as more
simple controls which can track and reject specific parts which don’t meet
specific quality criteria.
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