Caron Engineering Inc

Wells,  ME 
United States
http://www.caroneng.com
  • Booth: 5452

CARON ENGINEERING INC. is a global leader in the field of hardware and software for the machine tool industry. Caron Engineering has been in business for 30 years, providing advanced solutions for more intelligent, automated, error-free machining. 

CARON ENGINEERING PRODUCTS

TMAC-MP - Tool Monitoring Adaptive Control maximizes tool life and reduces cycle time.  Capable of monitoring multiple processes simultaneously.

AutoComp - Processes gauge data and updates tool offsets automatically; providing fast, error-free tool offset control.

DTect-IT - Detects irregularities anywhere on your CNC machine using Caron Engineering USB sensor including vibration, strain & analog. DTect-IT also has a built-in audio sensor. Monitoring modes include limit analysis, bearing analysis, fault detection, & data collection analysis.

Tool Connect - Automatically transfers tool presetter data from RFID tags in tool holders to the machine control.

SmartLight - Replaces your existing status light to easily assess a part's progress.  Has 1000 available modes and programmable audible alarm, so you'll always know what your machines are doing.

www.caroneng.com


 Press Releases

  • Caron Engineering’s most recognized product, TMAC, (Tool Monitoring Adaptive Control), now has the added capability of monitoring spindle bearing health. 

    Currently used worldwide, TMAC has become the standard tool monitoring system on many CNC machines. TMAC maximizes tool life by monitoring true power, with immediate machine stop and retract when a tool breaks to minimize damage.

    TMAC is excellent for unattended operation. The adaptive control feature automatically adjusts the feed rate to maintain a constant tool load, which greatly reduces cycle time with difficult to machine materials. Additionally, TMAC can monitor vibration, strain, coolant pressure, coolant flow, and spindle speed.

    Caron Engineering has recently added bearing analysis to the features list for TMAC.  A Caron Engineering vibration sensor is attached to the spindle and then hardwired to TMAC. The vibration signal is analyzed for the acceleration signature which tells the health of the bearings, and the velocity signature which detects misalignment, imbalance, and looseness. 

     

    The bearing analysis is initiated through the CNC part program. Results are displayed within five seconds, and TMAC saves reports to a file for analysis.  A visual color indicator on the TMAC screen shows the result of the most recent analysis.  The icon appears green when the bearings are in good or excellent health, yellow for “needs attention”, and red for “needs immediate attention”.  Clicking the icon will display the detailed results of the analysis and the comprehensive event log. 

    Bad spindle bearings that go undetected can lead to excessive chatter and ultimately spindle failure.  TMAC’s bearing analysis feature identifies when bearings need attention to help avoid costly problems.

    For more information, contact:

    Caron Engineering, Inc.

    1931 Sanford Rd.

    Wells, ME  04090

    207-646-6071

    marketing@caroneng.com

    www.caroneng.com

     

  • Caron Engineering, Inc.

    EASTEC 2017 Product Preview – Press Release

    “Solutions for Total Process Control”

    EASTEC BOOTH # 5452

    Caron Engineering provides a product line of solutions that communicate directly with the CNC machine control to enhance and automate the machining process.  At Eastec 2017 (booth #5452), they will showcase a Tsugami B0205 Swiss-type machine with Fanuc Robot unload, and Keyence Laser measurement technology.  The machine will be outfitted with Caron Engineering hardware and software solutions for live demonstrations. These solutions from Caron Engineering will reduce cycle time, allow unattended operation, provide machine process diagnostics, eliminate operator data entry errors, and much more.

    During cutting, Caron Engineering’s Tool Monitoring Adaptive Control System with multi-process monitoring capability (TMAC MP) will be optimizing the cutting process on the Tsugami. The milling will be enhanced by TMAC MP’s Adaptive Control feature. With adaptive control, TMAC learns the optimum power for each tool and continuously maintains a constant tool load.  This results in typical cycle time savings of 20% - 50%, along with longer cutter life, and more machine uptime.

    The part will be unloaded using a Fanuc Robot. The robot will place the part in the Keyence Laser 2D measurement Gauge. The Keyence Gauge will send the measurement data to Caron Engineering’s AutoComp software to process the data and determine if any tool offsets need to be adjusted to keep the part in tolerance. AutoComp will automatically make the necessary adjustments.

    The Tsugami B0205 will also be equipped with Caron Engineering’s Smart Light system, to provide easy assessment of the part’s progress.  The CEI Smart Light system is a very intuitive status light system, that can be programmed to show any machine status.  In addition to the visual status indicators the light provides, there is also a programmable audible alarm which can be set to alert for any machine indication.

    A DTect-IT vibration sensor will be attached near the spindle on the Tsugami to monitor spindle bearing health for analysis.  Caron Engineering’s latest product DTect-IT uses cutting-edge technology to monitor any area of concern on your CNC machine tool or fixture. DTect-IT can identify machine irregularities using vibration, strain, and power sensors, combined with several monitoring modes including limit analysis, bearing analysis, fault detection, and data collection analysis.

    In addition to the on-machine demonstrations, Caron Engineering will have two product kiosks set up in their booth to demonstrate the full capabilities of all their products.  The kiosk demonstrations will include Caron Engineering’s Tool Connect system. Tool Connect is a tool identification system that automatically transfers tool presetter data to the machine control, utilizing RFID tags in tool holders.  Tool connect stores tool data on the RFID tags, which can be read anywhere.  When the tool is removed, all tool life info is updated automatically from the CNC control to the RFID tag. 

    To see demonstrations of Caron Engineering’s entire product line, visit Booth #5452 at Eastec 2017.

    For more information, contact:

    Caron Engineering, Inc.

    1931 Sanford Rd.

    Wells, ME  04090

    207-646-6071

    marketing@caroneng.com

    www.caroneng.com


 Products

  • TMAC MP
    Caron Engineering's Tool Monitoring Adaptive Control (TMAC ) system has added the ability to monitor spindle bearing health. A CEI vibration sensor is attached to the spindle and hardwired to TMAC. Bearing analysis is initiated in the CNC part program....

  • Caron Engineering’s most recognized product, TMAC, (Tool Monitoring Adaptive Control), monitors tool wear and breakage, with immediate machine stop and retract when a tool breaks to minimize damage. TMAC is excellent for unattended operation. TMAC adaptive control monitors power and automatically adjusts the feedrate to maintain a constant tool load. Additionally, TMAC can monitor vibration, strain, coolant pressure, coolant flow, and spindle speed.

    TMAC now has the added capability of running spindle bearing analysis.  The Caron Engineering vibration sensor is attached to the spindle, hardwired to TMAC, and the analysis is initiated through CNC part program.

    The vibration signal is analyzed for acceleration which tells the health of the bearings, and velocity with detects misalignment, imbalance, and looseness.  Results are generated within 5 seconds, and TMAC saves reports to a file for analysis.

  • DTect-IT
    Caron Engineering’s newest product DTect-IT, released in 2016, has enhanced product features. This product was initially developed to detect excessive bar feeder vibration from a bent bar, but can detect vibration irregularities anywhere on a CNC machine....

  • Caron Engineering’s newest product DTect-IT, released in 2016, has enhanced product features to unveil at Houstex. This product was initially developed to detect excessive bar feeder vibration from a bent bar, but is capable of detecting vibration irregularities anywhere on a CNC machine tool or fixture.   In addition to vibration monitoring, DTect-IT can monitor small amounts of force, or anything with a 0-10 VDC signal through connection of an analog sensor.                                                                                            

    The latest features for DTect-IT include a built-in audio sensor which records from any audio device on the DTect-IT windows PC and graphs the data.  DTect-IT also offers a new Data Collection analysis mode.  This provides the added capability to collect raw data from any DTect-IT sensor, up to 62,500 data points per second.  This marks the fourth analysis mode for DTect-IT, along with Limit Analysis, Bearing Analysis, and Fault Detection.