Broken tool detection system "WBA-neu"
This system is used in fully automated production processes on machining centers.
Especially for the detection of
- broken tools
- missing tools
The unit is preferably used on machining centers with vertical tool chains, containing a wide variety of tools to be observed.
The measurable tool length is dependent on the scanning arm used and accounts 0 to 650mm fo the 660mm scanning-arm and 0 to 900mm for the 900mm scanning-arm.
The position of the scanning device in relation to the tool axis as well as the scanning angle are fixed by the design of the machine.
The WBA-neu compromises the scanning device and the control electronics, which is installed in the control cabinet.
In a so-called reference sequence, the correlation between the measured angle and the equivalent distance is calculated by the control electronics. After that initial procedure subsequent measurements can take place.