Full process control with ToolScope
Thanks to digital monitoring for process optimisation in your production
Why do you need process monitoring?
As soon as processing machines are to operate as autonomously as possible, there is no getting around automatic monitoring of the tools used and the connected processes: cutting edge wear or tool breakage are just a few aspects that can impair efficient production. But thanks to fast-acting monitoring mechanisms, tool defects can already be detected during machining and machining can be stopped -- even before damage to the tool or workpiece endangers production.
Keep a close eye on your processes
Do you want more digitalisation in machining? We set the course with our ToolScope monitoring and control system. Our system permanently records signals from the machine that are generated during the production process. This data is visualised in a clearly understandable way and used in a variety of ways to monitor and control the machine. For this purpose, there are different, freely selectable modules that can be combined with each other for individualised process control.
What is ToolScope?
✔️ Process control
✔️ Machine protection
✔️ Documentation & digitalisation
The most important features of ToolScope
TS-PM: Process monitoring
ToolScope automatically learns the optimal sequence of your process and then reacts to any deviation in machining.
ToolScope detects worn tools based on the average process force. Thus, the tool's reserves are fully utilised without risking tool breakage.
TS-AFC: Adaptive feed control
The feed rate control speeds up the process where this is safely possible and at the same time protects the tool by absorbing load peaks.
CD: Collision detection
Responds faster than the machine itself! ToolScope's collision monitoring detects impact collisions with the help of an acceleration sensor and thus even before the machine reacts. An emergency stop is initiated within <1 ms, thus preventing major damage.
TS-CM: Condition monitoring
Here, the so-called fingerprint of the machine is recorded. This makes it possible to display trends in the machine's condition, which makes it easier for maintenance to take the necessary measures in good time.
Records tool usage via tool life counters to reduce administrative effort. ToolScope, for example, analyses deviations in tool life and thus uncovers optimisation potential.
TS-MDA: Machine data analysis
Records machine operating data such as machine downtimes and their reasons and stores them for further evaluation. The analysis of this data offers enormous potential for high productivity increases.
TS-QRep: Quality documentation
Monitoring and real-time documentation as proof of quality for critical processes. Especially for special monitoring standards of aviation "GEP11TF12" and "MTV548-4" ToolScope ensures the required high quality standards.
TS-Connect: Network functions
The integration of ToolScope into the company network enables automatic data transfer to a server or to a network drive. The advantage of this is that long-term data storage, an automatic back-up function and remote access are guaranteed.
ToolScope ft. iTendo²
Sensitive dream team for efficient processes
A duo for full process control, even in the smallest diameter range
Process monitoring with ToolScope is extremely reliable; especially for milling operations. In order to determine reliable process data for milling cutters with diameters of 0.3 mm upwards and for finishing processes, we now offer a package with the intelligent iTENDO² hydraulic holder. Its sensor system is so sensitive that it can even detect the smallest of vibrations, forward this to ToolScope and present it to the user.
ToolScope in use
The features of our ToolScope have aroused your interest? Now you would like to learn more about how you too can optimise your machining with this smart monitoring system? Then take a look at the numerous examples of successful applications with ToolScope.
For you, the digitalisation of machining is not just a vague image, but you have clear ideas about which data you would like to have processed and evaluated? Or are you still far away from it and are looking for advice on which data can help you to achieve more process control and reliable tool monitoring?
In both cases CERATIZIT is the right partner for you, because with our CERAsmart Cockpit we combine all aspects of digital machining and provide you with an individual combination of evaluated data - from the cutter to the spindle to the machine. So that you always have an optimum overview of your production processes.
ToolScope ex works in your new machine
You order a new machining centre or a milling machine and want to benefit from the ToolScope features without any detours? It's easy, because thanks to our close cooperation with some of the leading machine manufacturers such as Grob, Hermle and Starrag Heckert, you can order ToolScope directly in the ordering process. You can find out which other manufacturers and machine types this is possible with from your personal customer advisor and on our separate landing page.
Success stories of our partners & customers
Our YouTube programme "THE CUT"
On YouTube we also collect interesting information about machining from the entire CERATIZIT Group. For example, in the fifth episode of the English-language programme 'THE CUT' we talk about the possibilities of the ToolScope digital monitoring system and how our customers can use it to gain full control over the production processes.