Press Release Summary:
Through pre-positioned sensors, Argotech PA-4 provides continuous monitoring of repeating machine processes in real-time. Four sensor inputs provide tool wear or fracture detection, collision protection, machine and tool load, as well as 1 or 2 critical dimensions of parts. Display shows optimum production and deviations from pre-set tolerance limits where alarm can be generated and production is shut down. In addition, system can be used in unmanned production operations.
Original Press Release:
New Argotech PA-4 Process Monitoring System from IBAG North America
North Haven, CT November 4, 2008... The Argotech PA-4 process analyzer provides continuous monitoring of repeating machine processes in real time through pre-positioned sensors on the machine, according to IBAG North America, the exclusive sales and service representative in North America for Argotech Gmbh.
Particularly ideal for high production of miniature parts, the PA-4 can be used to detect a range of condtions which may result in poor quality production, unnecessary downtime and costly 100% inspection of "finished" parts. With four sensor inputs, the PA-4 can detect many conditions including tool wear or fracture, collision protection, machine and tool loads as well as measure one or two critical dimensions of a part to ensure the highest product quality part to part. In addition, the unit can be used in unmanned production operations.
The PA-4 is user friendly with a high contrast display to show optimum production and deviations from pre-set tolerance limits where an alarm can be generated and production is shut down. The PA-4 has been successfully used with a wide range of the world's leading multi spindle lathes, CNC Swiss Type Machines as well as CNC Turning Centers.
IBAG North America offers a full line of machine tool high speed and micro spindles with complete repair and rebuilding services as well as vacuum workholding systems to serve metalworking manufacturers and precision product and component applications.