Sensor solutions guarantee high system availability
Fixtures, valves, fastener elements and engine and transmission parts in auto engines, industrial machines and household appliances: We work with these metallic series production components on a daily basis.
Your production is especially favorable if it can be processed in the turning process and for this purpose designed rotationally symmetric to a large extent. Especially with parts that are produced in a clamping operation and automatically fed and removed.
Balluff supports this convenient automatic production. This is because sensors contribute decisively to the fact that the processes are monitored with the shortest possible clock cycle time and a high degree of automation.
With inductive BES sensors from Balluff, you monitor the feeding of the rod material at multiple points. This ensures a smooth production process with optimum machine utilization and supports you in running unmanned shifts.
With our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors, you can position the tailstock of your lathe very reliably and efficiently. For example, with a hydraulic or a simple engine shaft.
For the fine positioning, a second measurement system can easily be installed..
Steady rests support the machining process for longer or heavier turned parts. A rod-shaped BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensor monitors the piston position. For both compact and precise steady rest positioning the actuator and sensor are thus merged.
To machine a workpiece correctly and with consistent quality, it must be securely seated in the lathe chuck. Sensors with switching output and increasingly also BIP inductive positioning systems with a continuous output signal, reliably and precisely check the tool clamping.
Balluff offers a wide range of measurement systems for various dimensions. From just a few millimeters to 130 mm in length.
BES inductive sensors detect whether the tool turret has reached the correct indexing position after a rotary movement. These sensors detect both the revolver clamping and the locking.
In order to transmit rotary movements, machine tools often use drive belts. Their presence and function must be continuously checked.
Depending on the design, BCS capacitive sensors or BES inductive sensors from Balluff are suitable for this task. In the event of an error, they release the stop of the drive.