Press Setup & Die Protection Solutions
Die-sets and tools in use today are of particularly high quality and precision. They are most often designed for high production quantities.
Noone can afford long downtimes, because every minute counts. And every persistent production delay ultimately costs a lot of money. Especially if damage to expensive assets makes it necessary to replace or repair them.
To detect the exact press position during operation cycles, sensor solutions are therefore used in many locations. They enable you to detect mis-feeds, issues with the strip or un-seated blanks or malfunctions immediately, stop the press and prevent collateral damage. This is because your presses & tools are equipped with sensor technology.
Hydraulic presses reach their nominal force over the entire stroke length. Our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors reliably handle position monitoring.
The position magnet is applied to the ram with the position measuring element mounted to a stationary part of the press. The system is resistant to mechanical shocks that may occur. In this way, the high precision and update rates enable you to have optimum machine use.
To protect expensive die-sets, sensors are frequently integrated into to the tool itself for die protection or in-die sensing. Many people use hard-wired home run cables to connect these sensors to the press control. These connections are easily and regularly damaged causing downtime and repair costs.
With the inductive BIC couplers from Balluff, the sensors are supplied with power. Moreover, the contact-free system transfers data recorded by the sensors between the tool and press controller. In this way, the system ensures that you can change tools in an automated way, that is, without manual connection of plug connectors.
BAW inductive distance sensors prevent the incorrect delivery with sheet material.
They monitor whether sheets are double fed and detect the sheet thickness. A continuous output signal or IO-Link is available for this purpose. Depending on the application, requirements for precision and sheet mounting type, one or two sensors are used used mounted from the side, the top or the bottom.
Our BUS ultrasonic distance sensors with continuous output signal support the automatic feeding of sheet strips.
The tempo here is harmonized with the clock rate of the press or stamping operation. The distance between sheet and sensor serves as a signal for controlling the motor speed.
Using our BSP pressure sensors, you determine the pressing forces in a simple manner via the accumulated pressure.
Thus, you as the user of hydraulic presses get a high quality tool for the dynamic monitoring of these forces.