Caron Engineering Inc

Wells,  ME 
United States
  • Booth: 1520

Founded in 1986, Caron Engineering, Inc. is an aggressive, energetic company, where keeping current with today's technologies is not just a business, it's a passion. 

Located in Wells, ME, Caron Engineering develops advanced hardware and software solutions for more intelligent machining.


  • 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 vibration irregularities anywhere on your CNC machine. Includes bearing analysis & fault detection.
  • TOOL CONNECT - Automatically transfers tool presetter data from RFID tags in tool holders to the machine control.
  • CEI SMART LIGHT SYSTEM - Replaces your existing status light to easily assess a part's progress.  Has 1000 available modes and programmable audible alarm.

Caron Engineering also specializes in the integration of Blum Laser Systems for tool setting and tool breakage detection, and both Blum and Renishaw Machine Tool Probing Systems.

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  • Caron Engineering’s newest product, DTect-IT, might just be the cost-effective breakthrough manufacturers are looking for to assess the health of their machines.  Simple to install, the USB sensors can attach to any area of concern on your CNC machine, and the sensor data is instantly graphed on a display PC. This application runs standalone or integrates with the CNC control, allows the user to set limits, and connects to any Windows PC with an available USB port.

    The motivation for developing this application stemmed from customers’ need to easily detect bar feeder vibration near the main spindle on a lathe.  If a bent bar is introduced to the bar feeder, it will have excessive vibration. Using DTect-IT and attaching the vibration sensor somewhere near the main spindle, the vibration can be detected.  The vibration level can be sent to the CNC control in a macro variable to be interrogated. If vibration is excessive, the spindle RPM can be reduced until the vibration level is acceptable to make good parts.  If the RPM has to be reduced too much, and parts cannot be cut, an alarm can be generated to inform an operator to remove the bar.  DTect-IT can help save valuable time and money by eliminating manufacturing bad parts from a bent bar.

    Detecting bar feeder vibration is only the beginning for this new application.  DTect-IT can monitor vibration of any part of the machine tool or fixture to detect vibration irregularities anywhere on the CNC machine.


    BEARING ANALYSIS - By measuring spindle vibration, DTect-IT can monitor bearing health for analysis.  The vibration signal is analyzed for (1) acceleration signature which indicates the health of the bearings, and the (2) velocity signature which detects misalignment, imbalance, or looseness.  This application will generate and save reports over time for analysis.

    FAULT DETECTION - Using a vibration sensor, DTect-IT will recognize when set control limits are exceeded, identifying an excessive condition (i.e. machine impact, overheating, extreme vibration.  This application indicates and time-stamps machine faults, and records data on either side of the fault for future analysis.  Upper and lower limit latching will ensure alarms are not missed.  Includes optional security setting that will require a password on alarm reset or settings adjustment.

    FORCE MONITORING - Strain gauge sensors can be connected and used to measure very small amounts of force. This can be used to monitor the force of machine tools or components so that corrective action may be taken. 

    Founded in 1986, Caron Engineering, Inc. is an aggressive, energetic company where keeping current with today’s emerging technologies is not just a business, it’s a passion.

    Located in Wells, ME, Caron Engineering develops advanced hardware and software solutions for more intelligent machining; focusing on unattended operation, machine process diagnostics, cycle time reduction, and eliminating operator error.

    For more information, please contact:

    Caron Engineering, Inc.

    1931 Sanford Rd.

    Wells, ME  04090




  • DTect-IT
    Detects vibration irregularities anywhere on your CNC machine using Caron Engineering USB sensors. Runs standalone or integrates with the CNC control. Options include: bearing analysis, crash detection, and strain monitoring....

  • Caron Engineering's newest product, DTect-IT, monitors any area of concern on your CNC machine.  Using USB sensors, it detects machine anomalies and immediately graphs the data on the display PC.  


    • Easily detects excessive bar feed vibration (bent bar)
    • Uses Caron Engineering USB sensors as input
    • Runs on any Windows PC with an available USB port
    • Able to run standalone without the CNC connected
    • User can select any connected sensor to be monitored and graphed
    • Simple setup for connection to the CNC
    • Graphing and monitoring can be initialized from the user interface or the CNC control
    • Limits available for low level (blue), warning (yellow), upper level (red)


    Additional Analysis Options

    Bearing Analysis - Measures spindle vibration to monitor bearing health for analysis.  The vibration signal analyzes the acceleration signature which tells the health of the bearings, and the velocity signature which detects misalignment, imbalance, and looseness.

    Fault Detection - Recognizes when set control limits are exceeded, identifying a machine fault, such as machine impact, overheating, or excessive vibration.  This software will indicate and time stamp a machine fault and record before and after data of the fault for analysis.



    Caron Engineering's Tool Monitoring Adaptive Control System maximizes tool life and reduces machine cycle time. This system can monitor multiple processes simultaneously....

  • Tool Monitoring reduces the high costs associated with broken tools, lost production, and damaged parts by measuring wear in real-time. Adaptive Control regulates feedrates to maintain a constant spindle motor power for optimum cutting and reduced cycle time, also preventing tools from breaking. TMAC maximizes your investment in the entire machining process through optimization and the elimination of downtime, resulting in more profitability. 

    • Maximizes tool life by monitoring power, not guessing with cycle count or time in cut
    • Immediate machine stop and retract when a tool breaks to minimize damage
    • Extreme sensitivity - 0.001 hp resolution for small tools and light cuts
    • Graphical display of cutting data for analysis
    • Remote notification of machine alarms
    • Excellent for unattended operation 


    CNC programmers are challenged with varying material, cutting conditions and other factors. They are forced to program slower feedrates to handle any of these conditions. TMAC Adaptive Control takes the guesswork out of this process. TMAC learns the best horsepower for each tool and continuously maintains a constant tool load. The result? Decreased cycle time, longer cutter life, and more machine uptime, especially with difficult to machine materials. 

    • Typical cycle time savings 20% - 40%
    • Allows tools to run at optimum feedrates
    • Adjusts for variations in material and tooling 

    TMAC has multiple sensor options to meet your specific needs, including:

    • Power Transducer 
    • Multi-Range Vibration Sensor
    • 3-Axis Accelerometer
    • Micro Tool Sensor
    • Coolant Pressure
    • Coolant Flow
    • Spindle Speed
  • AutoComp
    PC CONTROL FOR YOUR TOOLS. Processes gauge data and updates the tool offsets automatically, providing fast, error free tool offset control....

  • AutoComp software now makes automatic tool offsetting and error-free tooling control a reality.

    • Eliminates operator data entry errors
    • Notifies machine operator when a tool change is needed
    • Statistically controls your tool offsets to maintain acceptable tolerances of your machined parts
    • Compiles and reports historical tool- wear measurements
    • Accepts part measurements from most electronic gauges including Wi-Fi gauges
    • The PartView feature displays dimension data superimposed on a picture of your part 

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