THE TASKS PERFORMED BY THE ARTIS SYSTEMS

The ARTIS tool and process monitoring systems can be used in a wide range of ways. Some examples are presented here alongside information on the way the systems function in typical areas of application.

 

» Tool Monitoring
» Machine Condition Monitoring

» Adaptive Control (AC)

» Collision Monitoring

» Monitoring Thread Cutting Processes

» Automatic Thread Inspection

TOOL MONITORING

During the metal cutting process, the condition of the tools is monitored to detect breakage, wear or missing tools.

WERKZEUGUBERWACHUNG

Benefits:

  • Reduced number of rejects arising from damaged, worn or missing tools
  • Lower tool costs by preventing tool damage
  • Lower maintenance costs thanks to the avoidance of damage to machine components
  • Increased operational times for machines because they have to be shut down less frequently as a consequence of damage to the workpieces, tools or machine components
  • Safeguards the specified quality standards stipulated for the workpieces

MACHINE CONDITION MONITORING

These modules can be integrated within ARTIS process monitoring systems to monitor the condition of selected components such as bearings and guides in e.g. motor spindles, rotating spindles or carriages.

EINSATZ_MASCHINENZUSTAND

Benefits:

  • Contributes to early damage detection
  • Avoids damage to machine components
  • Reduces repair costs
  • Reduces unplanned outage times by replacing worn components at the proper time.
ADAPTIVE CONTROL (AC)

Adaptive Control is an optional function for ARTIS process monitoring to optimize processing speeds.

EINSATZ_ADAPTIVE

Benefits:

  • Reduced cycle times
  • Prevents damage to machines, tools and workpieces which can be caused by excessive metal cutting forces
  • Optimizes the operational lifetimes of machines by continuously adapting the processing speed to the condition of the materials and the tools

 

» ARTIS Adaptive Control AC (Video)
» ARTIS_PM_AC_en_online (PDF)

COLLISION MONITORING

Collision monitoring systems always work independently of process monitoring and machine control systems for safety reasons.

EINSATZ_KOLLISION

Benefits:

  • Reports the events in less than 1 ms to the controller enable
  • Saves information on collisions in the password-protected crash recorder
  • Can also be accessed by the teleservice if required
MONITORING THREAD CUTTING PROCESSES

During thread cutting and shaping, the ARTIS in-process monitoring system reliably detects damaged tools, damaged threads, excessively large core holes, or inadequately deep threads. The properties of the material are also monitored. In addition, all of the important process data can be documented as required.

The DDU sensor system works with a rotor integrated directly onto the tool holder to measure the torque and the feed force.

EINSATZ_GEWINDELEHREN

Benefits:

  • Detects errors immediately
  • Takes into consideration all of the relevant process parameters
  • Transfers the data directly for further processing and incorporation in the production statistics
AUTOMATIC THREAD INSPECTION

Post-process inspection is stipulated as part of the quality management in many production processes. This aspect also benefits from the use of ARTIS systems. The thread inspection technology jointly developed with the tool manufacturer EMUGE can be realized on the thread cutting machine as well as in a separate operation, e.g. with a robot.

This enables the reliable detection of damaged threads, and excessively large or small thread diameters. All of the process data can be documented as required.

EINSATZ_GEWINDEUEBERWACHUNG

Benefits:

  • Reliably inspects threads in the machine (no subsequent testing station required)
  • Tests the threads directly after processing (diminishes the number of rejects)
  • Process monitoring and thread inspection by the same system (simple operation)
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