How To Detect Tool Breakage Without Interrupting The Machining Cycle
July 29, 2016
Undetected broken drills or taps are notorious time and materials wasters. Almost as bad is a detection system that interrupts the machining process to check the tools. In this video Gosiger engineers demonstrate how a BK Mikro checking device can be used in-magazine to check for tool breakage outside of the cutting area.
Installed in an Okuma Genos 460 machining center, the system uses a servo motor and encoder to identify the tool position and will send a signal to the CNC machine control when it identifies a broken part.
This optional system saves considerable cycle time over tool breakage detectors that must intrude on the cutting area to check drills or taps.
To learn more contact your local Gosiger facility.