CERATIZIT is paving the way for the digital future of machining. A central element of this is the ToolScope monitoring and control system, which continuously records signals from the machine that are generated during the production process. This data is visualised and used to monitor and adjust the machine.
TS-PM: Process monitoring
ToolScope automatically learns the optimum process flow and responds to deviations in the machining operation.
TS-WEAR: Wear monitoring
ToolScope identifies worn tools based on the average process force. This makes it possible to fully exploit the reserve of the tool.
TS-AFC: Adaptive feed control
Feed control accelerates the process where it is safe to do so and simultaneously protects the tool by intercepting load peaks.
CD: Collision detection
Collision detection detects impact collisions during G0 and jog mode through an acceleration sensor. An emergency stop is triggered in less than 1 ms to prevent major damage.
TS-CM: Condition monitoring
This captures the „fingerprint“ of the machine, allowing machine status trends to be displayed. Observing the trend makes it easier for the maintenance team to implement the required action.
TS-TCLog: Tool change log
Records tool usage based on the number of pieces machined or the tool life counter to reduce administrative workload. Analysing deviations in the tool life allows potential areas for optimisation to be identified.
TS-MDA: Machine data analysis
Records machine production data and saves this data for further analysis. Production data includes machine downtimes and the reasons for this. The analysis of this data can enable large productivity increases.
TS-QRep: Quality documentation
Monitoring and real-time documentation as proof of quality for critical processes. Special monitoring standards „GEP11TF12“ and „MTV548-4“ for the aerospace industry to assure quality standards are also supported.
TS-Connect: Network functions
When ToolScope is incorporated in a company network, data can be automatically transferred to a server or network drive. This guarantees long-term data storage, an automated back-up function and remote access.
1. Reduction in cycle times of up to 15%
2. Increase in process security of up to 25%
3. Increase in tool life of up to 30%