Problem-free machining of cubic workpieces with a high degree of automation
Thanks to their flexibility, milling machines and machining centers are among the most commonly found machine tools.
Their range of types extends from simple 3-axis-systems to complex multi-axis machining centers to hybrid machines that combine, for example, milling and laser machining.
Maximum assumptions for the cubic workpieces: Correct positioning and exact tool guiding at high speed. Which is a challenge for the controlling measuring systems. This is because the degree of automation is also constantly increasing. Above all if interconnected machines are used for the production of mass production parts.
BIP inductive positioning systems from Balluff supply the important information about tool clamping: Unclamped, clamped with tool, clamped without tool.
Combined with our BSP pressure sensors, the plausibility of the sensor signals can also be checked in hydraulic clamping systems via a second channel.
With Fieldbus Block, the commissioning of the machine controller for the individual sensor is decidedly simpler and more economical than with the classical star wiring.
Because the modules are designed for all standard fieldbus systems, you can use them to realize a variety of controllers having the same wiring topology.
Moreover, via IO-Link, the modules are predisposed for Industry 4.0. This is because they enable the exchange of parameters, process and diagnostic data.
Whoever would like to check the travel of machine shafts has two options: Classic with BNS mechanical position switches according to the principle of normally closed contacts connected in series or contactlessly with BES inductive sensors.
With our incremental BML magnetic encoder, the sensor signals are sometimes also used for reference point runs.
In order to monitor the rotation along the Z-axis, for example, auxiliary axes (for example, C) are also used increasingly in addition to the main axes X, Y and Z.
Our BML magnetic encoder is used for high-precision detection of the angle of rotation. Its measurement principle enables a lot of clearance in the center of the axis. As a result, media such as cooling lubricants as well as the power supply and signal lines can be fed through more efficiently.
BIS C industrial RFID systems in LF (low frequency) or BIS M in HF (high frequency) ensure that the correct tool data (number, diameter, length, number of cutting edges, ...) are made available to the CNC controller in milling machines and machining centers.
Reliably identified and transferred, these parameters are the basis for optimized, high-quality tool management including downtime monitoring.
Pallet systems with automatic external loading and unloading of workpieces reduce internal setup times to nearly zero so that the machine can produce continuously.
Our BIS M 13.56-MHz HF system has established itself as the standard for reliable assignment and tracking with RFID. The system reads and writes key data storage media coded on both sides as well as databolts attached directly to the palette or the workpiece.