Product News: Sensors, Monitors & Transducers
Force Measuring Device targets machine tool clamping systems.
Press Release Summary:
May 28, 2014 - Designed to measure pull-in force of machine tool clamping systems, F-senso Device can detect changes in force before they affect machining quality. Product is engineered for use with clamping systems for smaller tool shanks, including HSK A 25, A 32, and A 40 as well as steep taper SK [CAT/BT 30. Fitted with adapters for HSK or steep taper shanks, F-senso is pulled into spindle taper of machine tool and provides exact measure of pull-in force, covering range of 0–3,370 lb.
Original Press Release
RHM Offers New Version of F-senso Spindle Pull-in Force Measuring Device
Press release date: May 19, 2014
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — A new version of the F-senso spindle pull-in force measuring device from RHM Products of America is engineered for use with clamping systems for smaller tool shanks including HSK A 25, A 32 and A 40 and steep taper SK [CAT/BT 30. Initially introduced for shank sizes from HSK 50 – HSK 125 or SK 40 – SK 60, the F-senso device measures the pull-in force of machine tool clamping systems, making it possible to detect changes in force before they affect machining quality.
Fitted with adapters for HSK or steep taper shanks, the F-senso device is pulled into the spindle taper of the machine tool and provides an exact measure of pull-in force. Force readings cover a range of 0 – 15 kN (3,370 lbs.)
The adapters are contoured to permit use with a machine’s automatic tool changer, and a revolving ring with a scale makes it possible to simulate the tolerances of the tool and the machine spindle over a wide range.
User-friendly features of the F-senso device include the ability to automatically save the last displayed reading for reference, and extended operating times provided by a 9V battery.
The pull-in force of a spindle’s tool clamping system has a crucial role in processing quality and safety. The new compact F-senso design makes it easy to monitor and detect changes at an early stage and take any countermeasures necessary.
About Rhm Products of America
Headquartered in Lawrenceville, Georgia, Rhm Products of America, a division of the Rhm Group, has been a leading provider of high-quality clamping and gripping technology to the North American metalworking industry since 1978. The company’s broad and powerful product portfolio encompasses drill chucks, live centers, lathe chucks, vices, automation technology, power chuck technology, mandrels, tool clamping systems and customized solutions for turning, milling, drilling and grinding applications. The company also takes pride in providing world-class support and services to ensure trouble-free machining processes for its customers within the aerospace, automotive, energy, engineering, micro technology and rail vehicle manufacturing sectors. For more information, please visit www.rohm-products.com.