HANNOVER MESSE 2019,
01 - 05 April
Scientists of Fraunhofer IWU give metal cutting machine tools a sense of touch via the tactile workpiece SensoTool. SensoTool captures temperatures and forces where they arise and in this manner permits direct process monitoring and adaption. The core tool of the system is a sensor element with piezoelectric layers, which is directly positioned behind the indexable insert of the tool carrier. The force to be measured is converted into a charge which afterwards is preprocessed by an integrated electronic system. The tool transfers the acquired data wirelessly to the machine. By doing this the sensor element enables the close-to-process measuring of high dynamic forces from a few Newton up to three Kilonewton. In this way SensoTool can capture current cutting forces, the temperature on the tool blade but also vibrations of the rotating tool near the contactpoint.
In addition, Fraunhofer IWU demonstrates highlights from the department adaptronics at the main booth, for example digital processes for the functionalization of ...
Another highlight of intelligent production technology is demonstrated by the experts in adaptronics of Fraunhofer IWU: “PermaVib”, a vibrational system for drilling ...
If damage occurs in press lines in critical components such as the main drive, the hydraulics of the die cushion or the press transfer, the press comes to a standstill, ...
A cursory glance at shop floors is all it takes to see human-robot collaboration has gone mainstream in manufacturing. However, a second glance reveals that this ...
The additive manufacture of large-volume plastic components is a time-consuming undertaking. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming ...