Positioning systems are usually multiple-axis systems that ensure that work pieces or tools are placed exactly where they need to be in machines and engineering facilities. Most machine builders now understand that automatic adjustment of machine formats offers great advantages. Compared with adjustments using hand wheels, it not only saves a lot of time, but minimizes scrap because the format adjustment is always precisely reproducible and automatically executed. Positioning system and format adjustment specialist halstrup-walcher is adding two additional customer benefits in their solutions on display at HANNOVER MESSE 2014.
With its new PSE / PSS / PSW product generation, halstrup-walcher offers a comprehensive modular system that lets mechanical engineers adapt both the IP protection class and bus communication system to customer specifications, without changing the relevant dimensions. The effort needed to rework and adjust to a given customer’s machine designs is thus significantly reduced. The second innovation is the machine’s improved condition monitoring, which is powerfully supported by numerous monitored parameters in the positioning system and thus provides higher availability.