Caron Engineering, Inc.
Houstex 2017 Product Preview – Press Release
“Caron Engineering Announces New Product Features”
Houstex 2017 Booth #2112
Caron Engineering’s booth will include a custom kiosk running demonstrations of their entire product line at Houstex 2017. Together, with their new Texas integrator, Wolfram Manufacturing, they will highlight the newest Caron Engineering product features in Booth #2112.
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 which detects misalignment, imbalance, and looseness. Results are generated within 5 seconds, and TMAC saves reports to a file for analysis.
Likewise, 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 barfeeder 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.
The kiosk will show Caron Engineering’s AutoComp software, which processes gauge data and automatically adjusts tool offsets to the CNC control, for error-free tooling control; and Tool Connect, which automates the transfer of tool presetter data from RFID tags in tool holders to the CNC control. Lastly, the kiosk will be equipped with a CEI Smart Light system, which provides easy assessment of a part’s progress on a CNC machine.
For more information, contact:
Caron Engineering, Inc.
1931 Sanford Rd.
Wells, ME 04090