Modern process monitoring systems for the mass production industry have been our business for many years, and we are considered as one the market leaders in this field. Many innovations and technological advancements have been initiated by us.
Our systems are an integral part of the manufacturing process of our customers, and help them to remain competitive. We ensure a more productive mode of operation at higher quality levels when producing high volume parts such as fasteners, stamping, pressings, turned parts, or whenassembling or testing components.
Our process monitors “observe” a manufacturing process through suitable sensors, “learn” the correct sensor signal profile for a machine cycle, and then check if each following sensor signal is identical or nearly identical to the “learnt” profile, and that it falls within acceptable control limits. Such sensor signals can be force, torque, acoustic emission, strain, tension, electrical motor load or other methods suitable to measure the production process.
The captured sensor profiles are analyzed by different methods and strategies ensuring an optimum monitoring result. High resolution envelope monitoring, for example, is today considered to be one of the most effective and reliable procedures to analyze and monitor production machinery, even at highest production speeds.
If the signal does not match the calculated envelope, or misses other criteria, something has gone wrong inside the process. Perhaps a tool broke, a part was missing, or there is a problem with the machine. Whatever the cause, the monitor will display an error message, warn the operator, and stop the machine to prevent further damage. Process monitors will help your machines to run more productively. They even allow you to run your machines unattended through breaks and blind shifts.
Two compatible product lines (standard or with built-in PC) are offered to cover the entire range of industrial monitoring requirements. All of our monitors are powered by our own high-perfomance digital signal processor (DSP) which warrants that even the fastest machinery can be monitored with the same degree of accuracy and reliability.
Of course, all of our process monitors are capable of being networked to our central data acquisition system SK-go!® and to perform as a full machine data terminal for collecting machine up and down times, recording down codes, and keeping track of production counts.
We offer suitable process monitoring units for all the different types of machines that are used in the production of formed parts such as:
– single and double blow cold headers
– ball headers
– rotary die headers
– 2-die/3- or 4-blow cold headers
– multi die cold formers
– semi-hot and hot formers
– flat die thread rolling machines
– rotary and segmented die thread rolling machines
– tapping machines (thread cutting)
– trimming presses
– pointing machines
– flanging machines
– secondary operation machines (turning, drilling, etc.)