Presentation on theme: "You want to eliminate operator error from manually adjusting tool offsets You are gaging parts at the machine? You are running lean manufacturing You."— Presentation transcript:
You want to eliminate operator error from manually adjusting tool offsets You are gaging parts at the machine? You are running lean manufacturing You are upgrading gages and want to implement electronic gaging You have a robot loaded machine with automatic gaging AutoComp will complete the loop. It will process the gage data and update the tool offsets automatically providing error free tool control
Part is machined 1 Part is measured 2 AutoComp determines if compensation is required 3 Tool offsets are adjusted 4
CMMs Zeiss, Mitutoyo, Brown & Sharp, Sheffield… Digital Tooling Mitutoyo, Mahr/Federal, Starrett, B&S….. Gage fixture with LVDTs Marposs, Stotz, Kurt Gage…. Laser Micrometer Blum Vision systems Mitutoyo, Hommel, HelioScope…… Other devices are available and new drivers can be written for almost any type of measuring equipment
Easy indication of dimension status Tracks amount of tool offset and provides alarm indication Dimension data can come from multiple devices Okuma THINC control and other CNC controls running Windows require no additional PC Fanuc controls with Focus1/2 require only an ethernet cable for connectivity
1.Input dimension name 2.Input nominal dimension and tolerance 3.Relate this dimension to a gage feature 4.Set tool compensation limits 5.Set tool offset information 6.Set tool wear maximum.
Dimension Number Dimension Name Amount of Tool life used (%) Current Part Data Real Time data graph Previous part data Green Indicates A good part Yellow Indicates Tool Compensation Is required RED Indicates Out of Tolerance Dimension Tolerance Limits Tool Compensation Limits
Red indicates the tool has exceeded its life limit Yellow indicates the tool is approaching its life limit
The parameters for each dimension can be edited during operation and the tool wear can be reset
By using AutoComp’s Part View feature, the operator can easily a location and status of each measured dimension
If the trend is set (2-9) then the running average of that number of readings is used to determine if tool compensation is required Running average of 3 1 st 2 nd 3rd When trend is not used any dimension that exceeds the compensation limit will cause a tool offset to be sent. 4 th For each dimension, tolerance limits, tool compensation limits and trend are use to calculate tool compensation.
Once the running average is calculated, the result is compared to the tool compensation limits (shown in yellow) If this value is greater than the upper limit or less then the lower limit, a tool compensation value is sent to the CNC control If the value exceeds either of the TOLERANCE limits no tool compensation is sent (REJECTED PART)
AutoComp will enhance your manufacturing by : Eliminating operator data entry errors Providing statistical control of tool offsets Informing the operator that a tool needs to be changed when it is worn Providing historical data of how much a tool is wearing over time and providing data that can be used to improve the process