Machining: Turning
Machining: Turning

You deal with them every day – fittings, valves, fastening elements, motor and transmission parts in automobile engines, industrial machines and household appliances. But how do you manufacture such high-volume metal components economically? By clamping them in a lathe and constructing them rotation-symmetrical. This is especially true of parts produced in a clamping process where they are automatically fed and removed. Sensors play a decisive role in monitoring these processes with a short cycle and a high level of automation.

Application examples

  • Protection devices monitor and lock out

    With BID safety guard locking devices

    The solution

    Non-contact, transponder-coded safety interlocks are ideal for securing and monitoring guard doors and safety flaps to protect persons from potential hazards or the interruption of processes. The high coding level provides you with outstanding antitamper protection.

    Features

    • Suitable for safety applications up to PLe/SIL3
    • Immune to vibration and mechanical play
    • Economical and efficient – save time and money with simple installation and assembly
    • Suitable for heavy protective equipment
    • Tamper-proof
    • Standardized M12 connection technology
    Protection devices monitor and lock out
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  • Bar loader monitoring

    With BES inductive sensors

    The solution

    Monitor feeding of the bar material using inductive sensors. Simply install multiple sensors at various locations. This permits you to achieve a seamless production process with optimal machine utilization. This also gives you the ability to implement unmanned shifts.

    The features

    • Rugged and reliable solution
    • Long service life, wear-free
    • Generous switching distance, simple installation
    Bar loader monitoring
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  • Tailstock positioning

    With BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors

    The solution

    Our BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors enable reliable and cost-effective tailstock positioning, such as with a hydraulic or a simple motor-driven axis. A second measuring system can be installed for the fine-positioning.

    The features

    • Highly precise and rugged
    • Flexible installation and handling
    • Optimal price/performance ratio: reduced overall cost
    Tailstock positioning
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  • Steady rest alignment

    With BTL magnetostrictive linear position sensors

    The solution

    Steady rests assist the machining process for long or heavy turning parts. Here a rod-style magnetostrictive linear displacement transducer monitors the piston position. For both compact and precise steady rest positioning the actuator and sensor are integrated.

    The features

    • Contact-free, so wear- and maintenance-free
    • Hermetically sealed housing
    • Highly rugged, long service life
    Steady rest alignment
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  • Checking workpiece clamping

    With BIP inductive positioning systems

    The solution

    Only if a workpiece is securely chucked can it be machined correctly and with consistent quality. In addition to sensors with a switching output, inductive position measuring systems with a continuous output signal are increasingly taking over this task. Our wide range of measuring systems – from just a few millimeters long up to 130 mm – ensures that you have the greatest precision with varying dimensions.

    Features

    • Wide variety of variants for handling a broad range of applications
    • High precision and repeat accuracy
    • Continuous checking
    Checking workpiece clamping
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  • Detecting the turret position

    With BES inductive sensors

    The solution

    If you need to know whether the tool turret has reached its correct index position after a rotational move, our inductive sensors are the right choice. They detect not only the turret position but also the locking.

    The features

    • Highly reliable and rugged
    • Economical
    • Wide product range with small form factors

     

     

    Detecting the turret position
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  • Monitoring drive belts

    With BCS capacitive or BES inductive sensors

    The solution

    Machine tools often use drive belts for transferring rotary motion. Depending on the drive belt design, either our BCS capacitive or BES inductive sensors can monitor its presence and function. They initiate stopping of the drive in cases of a fault or error.

    The features

    • Economical and simple to implement
    • Fast detection of faults
    Monitoring drive belts
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