HANNOVER MESSE 2020, 20 - 24 April


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Fraunhofer IWU

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Logo SensoTool

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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.

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