Solutions for spindles, chucks, rotary and swivel tables
Solutions for spindles, chucks, rotary and swivel tables

Among machine tool manufacturers, the race is won by the one whose offering most closely meets the requirements of the customer – both in size scaling and in functionality. To take advantage of these market opportunities economically, individual solutions are increasingly devised from modules and assemblies. Such mechatronic components, which are made up of actuators and integrated sensors, must optimally perform their tasks even in limited space conditions. Intelligent enough to adapt to varying installation situations and machine sizes, they then score high marks when compared to the competition.

Application examples

  • Safety for clamping fixtures

    With BNI galvanically isolated sensor/actuator hubs

    The solution

    Our galvanically isolated sensor/actuator hubs ensure safety on the clamping fixture of the pneumatic workpiece holder. These IO-Link modules for safety applications permit applications up to PLd/SIL2 and are equally suited for connecting commonly available binary sensors and actuators.

    The features

    • Suitable for safety applications up to PLd/SIL2
    • Low maintenance costs when service is needed – diagnosis is thorough and component replacement simple
    • Cost savings thanks to uniform M12 single-ended cordsets
    • Remote maintenance for reduced downtimes
    • Saving in blocks by grouping and standardizing machine functions
    Safety for clamping fixtures
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  • Sending signals and data on swivel tables

    With BIC inductive couplers

    The solution

    If you want to install sensors and actuators on the swivel table, inductive couplers are ideal. These contactless systems transmit power and signals without connectors. As hermetically sealed non-contact slip ring transmitters, they work very reliably and are especially rugged.

    The features

    • Highly reliable and rugged, hermetically sealed
    • No mechanical connection, no cable breaks
    • Units can be disconnected quickly
    Sending signals and data  on swivel tables
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  • Monitoring tool clamping distances – inductive sensors

    With BES inductive sensors

    The solution

    Tools are typically clamped using tapered geometries. With the help of three inductive sensors you can check three conditions without contact: unclamped, clamped without a tool, and clamped with a tool. Since the sensors are installed at a defined distance from each other, you use this type of clamping distance monitoring especially for larger strokes.

    The features

    • Simple to integrate: small form factors
    • For longer strokes
    • Highly reliable: extremely rugged, high protection rating
    Monitoring tool clamping distances
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  • Monitoring tool clamping distances – inductive distance sensors

    With BES inductive sensors

    The solution

    Tools are typically clamped using tapered geometries. With the help of three inductive sensors you can check three conditions without contact: unclamped, clamped without a tool, and clamped with a tool. Since the sensors are installed at a defined distance from each other, you use this type of clamping distance monitoring especially for larger strokes.

    The features

    • Simple to integrate: small form factors
    • For longer strokes
    • Highly reliable: extremely rugged, high protection rating
    Monitoring tool clamping distances
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  • Monitoring tool clamping distances – inductive positioning systems

    With BIP inductive positioning systems

    The solution

    Using linear position measurement you can implement clamping distance even when the clamping mechanism rotates. Our inductive position measurement system detects the position of a metallic cam as it laterally passes by the sensor. Measuring sensors for various travel distances are available depending on the requirements.

    The features

    • Measurement ranges adjustable from 0…133 mm
    • Temperature output, for diagnostics
    • Simple position indicating metal target which can be embedded in the clamping system
    Monitoring tool clamping distances
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  • Determining travel on rotary tables

    With BML magnetic encoders

    The solution

    The magnetic encoder is outstanding for precisely detecting rotation angle. With its combination of sensor and actuator in one assembly, it meets the requirement for compactness. Its compatibility with all standard encoder inputs makes integration into your application simple.

    The features

    • High reliability
    • Slim design, light and compact
    • Extremely accurate
    Determining travel on  rotary tables
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  • Detecting piston position in clamping cylinders

    With BHS pressure-rated inductive sensors

    The solution

    To monitor the clamping position of the hydraulic piston on swing clamps, use our high-pressure rated inductive sensors. Their inductive measuring principle reliably detects the position in block cylinders. Thanks to the large number of different versions of these rugged sensors, special applications are also easy to solve.

    The features

    • Pressure-rated up to 500 bar
    • Media-resistant housing for ruggedness
    • Versatile application thanks to housing diameter and thread size options
    Detecting piston position in clamping cylinders
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