Special modules

Building on the ToolScope basic function, further functional modules can be activated flexibly

  • Process monitoring parallel to machining (tool breakage, statistical process control)
  • Formation and comparison of key performance indicators via production parallel to the process
  • Optimisation of feed speed depending on the spindle load
  • Reduction of feed speed of oscillations occur
  • Monitoring according to special aviation standards
  • Help for your operating staff through process data visualisation during set-up of tools and processes

The thus equipped machine tool generates documentation accompanying the process related to the machining process flow. Thanks to statistical process control, your Quality Assurance department can provide valid data sheets evaluating the process after work has stopped for the day.

Functions not licenced when the modules were purchased can be retrofitted by firmware update. This means the product is a highly secure investment.

Condition monitoring / production equipment monitoring

In contrast to process or tool monitoring, condition monitoring is not concerned with monitoring the process or the tools but rather the operating equipment.
This module is used to monitor the machine condition and change in machine behaviour. Typically, the following assemblies are checked: bearings (vibration), ball screws (vibration), pumps/coolants (pressure, flow and temperature), spindles (temperature and vibration), axes (structure-borne noise), motors (efficiency), chucks (elongation) etc.

Condition Monitoring

Breakage monitoring with multiple criteria

One of the latest modules for breakage monitoring and tool monitoring  is the multi-criteria evaluation of any signals. With this method, the active feed axis or active force axis is selected automatically. Depending on the current tool, the system recognises, for example, whether the current process is a drilling or milling process and automatically selects the relevant feed axis for monitoring as well as the spindles. The operator does not have to enter anything. In addition, if a vibration sensor is connected, this is also automatically used for evaluating certain processes (e.g. during milling). All signals are weighted differently for the evaluation process and summarised in a joint signal. This method makes tool monitoring much more robust and less fault-prone. It also reduces false alarms to a minimum.

Mehrkriterielle Bruchüberwachung