Auburn Hills, Michigan, July 13, 2017 – Marposs, a world leader in measurement and process monitoring technologies, will highlight its new Artis VM-03 vibration monitoring module with temperature and gravity sensing capability at WESTEC in booth #1126. Located on the machine spindle, the VM-03 determines the position of the spindle in space while monitoring machine tool temperature, velocity of vibrations and acceleration, helping to minimize potential machine and tool damage caused by spindle issues.
Bearing failures are responsible for 85 percent of spindle damages and 40 percent of bearing damages are due to collisions. Indications that there may be damages to the spindle can be recognized through a reduction of workpiece quality, an increase in bearing temperature, and through vibrations caused by bearing fatigue and raceway damage. The VM-03 aids in avoiding these issues by providing machine protection through detection of overload and potential crash; process monitoring to optimize cutting process parameters; and machine condition monitoring through predictive maintenance.
The VM-03 provides alarm output for acceleration in the form of warning, soft stop or hard stop; a temperature warning and a gravity value warning with registration of alarms occurring within + 5 seconds of an event occurrence. All of this event data is recorded, illustrating operational processes and revealing any anomalies. For OEMs, access to this level of data can help protect from potential warranty claims.
As part of the Genior Modular tool and process monitoring systems, visualization of the VM-03 collected data for machine monitoring can be achieved with a GEM VISU plug-in, which provides resolution of 1ms and a data log file available through hookup to a PC. Recording of the spindle working hours is divided into velocity of vibration classes and black box capability for the last 1000 recorded events.
For machine condition monitoring, the VM-03 VISUSCOPE software needs to be installed on an external Windows x86 PC with selectable resolution between 0.05ms to 1ms.
The Genior system is a comprehensive, fully automatic solution with multi-sensor and multi-screen visualization capability to effectively monitor the machine, spindles, axis, and the tool to optimize the cutting process.
Complete information on the new Artis Genior Modular monitoring and control system can be found on-line at www.artis-systems.com, by calling toll-free 1-888-627-7677 or by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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CAPTION: The Artis VM-03 vibration monitoring nodule offers new temperature and gravity sensing capability to improve machining operations.
Marposs Corporation is part of Marposs S.p.A., headquartered in Bentivoglio, Italy and a world leader in measurement technology focused on improving quality and productivity while reducing manufacturing costs. Products include individual gauging components; in-process gauges and compensation systems for grinders and other machine tools; automatic measurement and inspection systems; hardware and software for data collection; tool, machine and process monitoring and control systems; and equipment for non-destructive testing. Markets served include automotive, aerospace, energy, biomedical, hi-tech, glass and general manufacturing.