Marposs, a world leader in measurement, inspection and test technologies, announced on July 7, 2020 its new Artis GEMGP stand-alone solution for detecting process anomalies during metal cutting in machine tools. By measuring force and strain, GEMGP is able to detect and report on tool breakage, missing tools, overload, tool wear and fluid flow in real time, according to Marposs. This helps to prevent damage to the machine, reduce scrap and improve productivity.
The GEMGP can accommodate two sensors for measuring force and strain values obtained from the spindle during the machining process. A highly flexible solution, the GEMGP offers three different monitoring strategies and can handle up to 127 different cutting cycles with varying types of limits for each cycle. Any events that exceed the pre-fixed limits are recorded in a log-file.
The compact GEMGP is designed for easy installation and operation and can be housed within machine electrical cabinets, robots, handling systems or other devices. All necessary functions and interfaces are integrated in the module. Featuring a digital I/O interface, the GEMGP is independent of the NC type and can be run from any PLC, enabling a discrete connection to the module.
The GEMGP can be used in stand-alone mode with the operating software run on Windows (WIN 7/10) machine control panels or Siemens Linux systems (TCU). The software can be installed on industrial PCs from Marposs or on any Windows PC (WIN 7/10).
As part of the Genior Modular product family, the GEMGP capability can be built upon or integrated into the Genior Modular system for process monitoring purposes, delivering the strain, force and flow data to the processing unit for further evaluation.