Caron Engineering Inc

116 Willie Hill Rd
Wells,  ME  04090

United States
207-646-6071
https://www.caroneng.com
  • Booth: 2112

CARON ENGINEERING INC. develops CNC optimization solutions to improve performance, productivity and profitability for the metalworking manufacturing industry. Caron's product line of smart technologies include: 

TMAC- Tool Monitoring Adaptive Control maximizes tool life and reduces cycle time.  TMAC measures tool wear in real-time and directly interfaces with the CNC control to allow unattended operation.

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

DTect-ITDetects irregularities anywhere on your CNC machine using Caron Engineering USB sensors including vibration, strain, power, & analog. Monitoring modes include limit analysis, bearing analysis, fault detection, & data collection analysis.

ToolConnect - 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 develops CNC machine optimization solutions that are essential for any Smart Factory.  They are excited to introduce their newest Tool Monitoring Adaptive Control system…TMAC 3.0. TMAC monitors tools using customized sensors for power, vibration, or strain to measure tool wear.  TMAC learns the cut, allowing the operator to visualize the actual cutting to make the necessary adjustments to run at optimum efficiency.

    By measuring tool wear in real-time, TMAC will automatically expire a tool if excessive wear is detected (and can signal a redundant tool) or immediately stop the machine and retract the tool in the event of breakage. This direct interface with the CNC control allows machines to run unattended.

    The new TMAC 3.0 offers an intuitive user interface designed to handle the complexity of the software while providing simplicity for the user.  The web-based UI has completely customizable user views with a dynamic display that can be accessed from any device (including smart phones) and allows monitoring multiple processes and even multiple machine channels simultaneously. 

    TMAC can optimize almost any cutting operation but also mitigates specific manufacturing challenges with difficult to machine materials, such as hard aerospace components.  Typically, programmers must plan for the worst material condition, which leads to lengthy cycle times and accelerated tool wear.  This is especially true with aerospace components since they are machined from alloys and composite materials, and from either a casting or forging or single solid block of material.  TMAC Adaptive Control overrides the machine tool feedrate to automatically make adjustments based on the cutting power load of the tool.  Thus, TMAC is increasing the feedrate with low power cuts and decreasing with high power cuts and as tools wear.  By making real-time adaptive control feedrate adjustments TMAC optimizes the entire cutting process, extends tool life, and reduces cycle time up to 60%. 

    TMAC collects a large amount of data for analysis.  It utilizes a separate high-speed processor capable of quickly processing data from multiple different sensors including power, vibration, strain, coolant pressure, coolant flow, and spindle speed.  Users can overlay cutting data to compare cuts, interrogate alarms and events, access historical tool wear data, inspect CNC position data, and even analyze bearing health with the bearing analysis feature. 

    Typical installation time for TMAC is one day or less. This can vary slightly depending on the number of sensor options and monitoring capacity the customer requires.  Standard training is two days to learn the system, though more can be added at the customer’s request.  There is also free online training for TMAC, which is also built into the software, so customers can have training and tutorials at their fingertips.  Customers often see a ROI within the first three months of implementing the system.

    At Houstex 2019, Caron Engineering Booth 2112 will feature a demonstration kiosk with TMAC 3.0 and their entire product line of optimization solutions.

  • Caron Engineering’s latest version of ToolConnect is a more robust version of their tool identification and data transfer system. ToolConnect is a retrofit hardware and software package for machine tools that eliminates human error and reduces setup time by automating the transfer of CNC tool data to and from the control.

    ToolConnect uses RFID tags, embedded in tool holders. Utilizing a tool presetter, the measurement data is written to the RFID tag. The tool is then placed in a custom RFID read station at the machine, and the data is read by ToolConnect. ToolConnect automatically updates tool offsets to the control. When machining is complete all tool life information is updated back to the RFID tag, which can be read anywhere.

    This latest version of ToolConnect has a new flexible design which is completely customizable. The system is built specifically to the customers’ requirements, from the (drag and drop) design of the UI to the overall process and functionality of the system. And with the new web-based interface, the UI can be displayed on any connected PC.

    As an added benefit to the user, ToolConnect can now be programmed remotely. As the user requires more functionality from the system, new features can be added without waiting for an on-site service call.

    For more information, contact:

    Caron Engineering, Inc.
    116 Willie Hill Rd.
    Wells, ME 04090 207-646-6071

    marketing@caroneng.com www.caroneng.com


 Products

  • TMAC 3.0
    Caron Engineering's Tool Monitoring Adaptive Control (TMAC) system monitors tools using sensors for power, vibration, or strain to measure tool wear in real-time to maximize tool life and prevent breakage....

  • Caron Engineering develops CNC machine optimization solutions that are essential for any Smart Factory.  They are excited to introduce their newest Tool Monitoring Adaptive Control system…TMAC 3.0. TMAC monitors tools using customized sensors for power, vibration, or strain to measure tool wear.  TMAC learns the cut, allowing the operator to visualize the actual cutting to make the necessary adjustments to run at optimum efficiency.

    By measuring tool wear in real-time, TMAC will automatically expire a tool if excessive wear is detected (and can signal a redundant tool) or immediately stop the machine and retract the tool in the event of breakage. This direct interface with the CNC control allows machines to run unattended.

    The new TMAC 3.0 offers an intuitive user interface designed to handle the complexity of the software while providing simplicity for the user.  The web-based UI has completely customizable user views with a dynamic display that can be accessed from any device (including smart phones) and allows monitoring multiple processes and even multiple machine channels simultaneously. 

    TMAC can optimize almost any cutting operation but also mitigates specific manufacturing challenges with difficult to machine materials, such as hard aerospace components.  Typically, programmers must plan for the worst material condition, which leads to lengthy cycle times and accelerated tool wear.  This is especially true with aerospace components since they are machined from alloys and composite materials, and from either a casting or forging or single solid block of material.  TMAC Adaptive Control overrides the machine tool feedrate to automatically make adjustments based on the cutting power load of the tool.  Thus, TMAC is increasing the feedrate with low power cuts and decreasing with high power cuts and as tools wear.  By making real-time adaptive control feedrate adjustments TMAC optimizes the entire cutting process, extends tool life, and reduces cycle time up to 60%. 

    TMAC collects a large amount of data for analysis.  It utilizes a separate high-speed processor capable of quickly processing data from multiple different sensors including power, vibration, strain, coolant pressure, coolant flow, and spindle speed.  Users can overlay cutting data to compare cuts, interrogate alarms and events, access historical tool wear data, inspect CNC position data, and even analyze bearing health with the bearing analysis feature. 

    Typical installation time for TMAC is one day or less. This can vary slightly depending on the number of sensor options and monitoring capacity the customer requires.  Standard training is two days to learn the system, though more can be added at the customer’s request.  There is also free online training for TMAC, which is also built into the software, so customers can have training and tutorials at their fingertips.  Customers often see a ROI within the first three months of implementing the system.

    At Houstex 2019, Caron Engineering Booth 2112 will feature a demonstration kiosk with TMAC 3.0 and their entire product line of optimization solutions.

  • ToolConnect
    ToolConnect is a retrofit hardware and software package for machine tools that eliminates human error and reduces setup time by automating the transfer of CNC tool data to and from the control....

  • Caron Engineering’s latest version of ToolConnect is a more robust version of their tool identification and data transfer system. ToolConnect is a retrofit hardware and software package for machine tools that eliminates human error and reduces setup time by automating the transfer of CNC tool data to and from the control.

    ToolConnect uses RFID tags, embedded in tool holders. Utilizing a tool presetter, the measurement data is written to the RFID tag. The tool is then placed in a custom RFID read station at the machine, and the data is read by ToolConnect. ToolConnect automatically updates tool offsets to the control. When machining is complete all tool life information is updated back to the RFID tag, which can be read anywhere.

    This latest version of ToolConnect has a new flexible design which is completely customizable. The system is built specifically to the customers’ requirements, from the (drag and drop) design of the UI to the overall process and functionality of the system. And with the new web-based interface, the UI can be displayed on any connected PC.

    As an added benefit to the user, ToolConnect can now be programmed remotely. As the user requires more functionality from the system, new features can be added without waiting for an on-site service call.

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