Position Monitoring System indicates tool status.

Press Release Summary:

OTT/JAKOB employs electronic analog sensor, which detects position and allows user to monitor drawbar for performance and wear. Electronic unit, attached to machine controller, transmits data, while system indicates whether tools are clamped, unclamped, or not present. Tool head accuracy and longevity are increased by monitoring cycles and hours, which indicate whether tools are properly held. Position-controller evaluates current signal and sets output signals at adjustable limits.

Original Press Release:

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. Introduces the OTT/JAKOB Position Monitoring System

Advanced Machine & Engineering Co. (AME) Rockford, IL introduces the OTT/JAKOB Position Monitoring System with the Electronic Analog Sensor, which allows you to monitor your drawbar for performance and wear. An electronic analog sensor detects the position and an electronic unit attached to the machine controller transmits the data. This system indicates whether your tools are clamped, unclamped or not present. It can increase tool head accuracy and longevity by monitoring cycles and hours, indicating whether your tools are properly held. Because these units transmit information quickly to the controls, mechanical signal rings with inductive sensors are now obsolete. Negative influences of the signal rings at higher RPM can therefore be avoided.

Components of the Monitoring System Include:

o Sensor

The OTT/JAKOB unclamp unit contains a cylindrical, inductive analog sensor consisting of a primary and secondary coil. During clamping or unclamping, as the drawbar connection moves axially through the analog sensor the target ring on the drawbar connection triggers the output signal. The signal increases the further the target ring enters the sensor, indicating the position. The position is also monitored during the milling process.

o Sensor Electronics

The sensor electronics supply the primary coil with constant frequency and amplitude. A demodulator transforms the signal of the secondary coil into a stable DC output signal.

o Position-Controller

The position-controller evaluates the current signal and sets the output signals at the adjustable limits. A digital filter compensates existing peak values. The position-controller is equipped with a meter for operating hours and operating cycles.

For more information, please visit our website at www.ame.com and stop by our Booth #E2279 at IMTS.

Please direct inquiries to Kris Drennen, Marketing Admin. Asst. at:

Advanced Machine & Engineering
2500 Latham Street
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 962-6076

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