Complete Packages for Production Monitoring

Marlboro - Quality monitoring is constantly increasing in importance in modern production. The metrology technology specialist HBM offers a comprehensive range of products in the Industrial Process Control (IPC) sector for various applications, for example, switch checks or monitoring of press-fit or forming processes. These products range from sensors via amplifiers right up to the controllers and applicable software.

In order to make entry into production monitoring even easier for users, HBM now offers its IPC products in cost-effective complete packages. These can include sensors, cables, amplifiers for min-max value monitoring, controllers with production-relevant evaluation algorithms and software for installers and operators, thereby offering real "Plug & Play."

The so-called "digital force/displacement package" can be used in instances like efficiently monitoring press-fit or fitting processes. The WX displacement transducer and U9/C9 force transducer are used as the sensors. The sensor signals are acquired in the MP85A (DP) process controller and evaluated directly. The evaluation algorithms used in the process controller rapidly and reliably determine whether all values lie within the specified tolerances during the press-fit process. This allows a direct statement to be made about the quality of the production steps - "OK" or "NOK" - and so permit tool wear to be detected. The process controller can be seamlessly integrated in the controller of a corresponding production system via a fieldbus interface such as Profibus, CANbus or Fast-Ethernet. The package additionally includes the FASTpress software suite, which also has a link for modern quality data management. These modular components allow the user to set up an appropriate application rapidly and efficiently.

The complete packages, with their precisely matched components, offer turnkey solutions with which tasks in production monitoring can be quickly and easily realized. For more information, go to

Founded in Germany in 1950, HBM is today the technology and market leader in the field of test and measurement. HBM's product range comprises solutions for the entire measurement chain, from virtual to physical testing. The company has production facilities in Germany, USA and China and is represented in over 80 countries worldwide.
HBM, Inc.

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Tel.: +1 217-328-5359, Ext. 25

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