Extending the maXYmos product range to control and monitor production processes and quality assurance
Rosemont, IL, USA – At The Assembly Show 2014 from 28-30 October, Kistler will be showcasing a new joining system comprising maXYmos NC, the IndraDrive servo amplifier, and the established and field-proven NC joining modules. The newly developed maXYmos NC monitors and controls the joining process. Equipped with an intuitive touch screen, the new system is easy-to-use while the integrated sequence control offers a high level of flexibility for straightforward to highly complex joining processes.
Process control made easy
The XY monitors from Kistler's maXYmos series enable customers to visualize and evaluate production processes – allowing them to operate in a consistent, process- integrated manner while maximizing quality assurance. To accomplish this, they monitor XY curves where two measured variables must be in a certain relation to each other. Force displacement curves are a good example of this, which arise from bearings being press-fitted into a pocket. A further development to the maXYmos product range, the maXYmos NC (Numeric Control), enables NC joining systems to also be monitored and controlled. Such NC joining systems are predominantly used in the automotive and supply industry in the widest range of manufacturing processes, such as gearbox, motor, chassis or pump installation. The maXYmos NC evaluates and documents the XY curves of joining and press-fitting operations in combination with NC joining modules and the associated IndraDrive servo amplifier. Due to the shape of measurement curves, each stage of the production and assembly line – and even the entire product – can be monitored and operated via SERCOS III in real-time. As a result, optimum cycle times can be achieved with the highest degree of repeat accuracy, thereby reducing downtimes and allowing for increased machine availability in order to optimize the overall production process and throughput.
Increased flexibility for users
The integrated sequence control ('Sequencer Mode') enables processes to be illustrated without the need for expensive, external PLC programming. The programs are set up in a clear, straightforward manner using the intuitive user interface of the touch screen. Up to 128 programs can be stored with the option of defining each one with an independent sequence of up to 255 elements. As a result even highly complex processes can be illustrated simply and effectively. Such processes are evaluated by means of the curve patterns of two measured variables in relation to one another, which are then rated as good (OK) or bad (NOK). For that purpose, ten evaluation objectives are available in each program. Process deviations are reliably detected, while complex process sequences are regulated and controlled. Moreover, the new Multi-View function can be used to simultaneously visualize and compare various processes on the same monitor.
Easily integrated and intuitively operated
The flexible housing concept of maXYmos monitors enables easy integration into existing or newly developed systems. The maXYmos NC comprises two components: the measuring and evaluation module (MEM) and the display module (DIM). These two components can either be installed separately or as a compact unit. Moreover, up to eight joining processes can be displayed on the same monitor, guaranteeing maximum flexibility during installation while saving space and reducing production costs. The most common interfaces, such as PROFIBUS, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT, are integrated and can be selected via a menu on the touch screen. This allows users to respond to changing requirements with regards to sensor or fieldbus types. Furthermore, the standardization of MEM development keeps costs for spare part handling to a minimum.
Kistler is presenting the maXYmos NC at The Assembly Show in Rosemont, IL, USA from 28-30 October 2014, Stand 1013.
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About the Kistler Group
The Swiss-based Kistler Group is one of the world's leading providers of dynamic technology for measuring pressure, force, torque, and acceleration. Kistler technology is used to analyze physical processes, control industrial processes, and optimize product quality.
Kistler offers a comprehensive range of sensors, electronics, and systems for engine development, automotive engineering, plastics processing, metalworking, assembly engineering, and biomechanics.
The Group is internationally represented thanks to its 26 sales and production companies, tech centers on every continent, and more than 30 agencies. This allows customers to benefit from local contacts, as well as application support tailored to their needs.
The Kistler Group employs 1,250 people and, in the 2013 financial year, achieved sales of 285 million CHF.
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