4/26/2018

Collision Monitoring System Reacts in 1 Millisecond

Originally titled 'Collision Monitoring System Reacts in 1 Millisecond'
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Marposs Corp.’s Brankamp CMS-02 stand-alone system for collision monitoring and crash damage mitigation in machine tools reacts in 1 millisecond, sending a stop signal to E-Stop that helps to alleviate or even eliminate machine crashes.

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Marposs Corp.’s Brankamp CMS-02 stand-alone system for collision monitoring and crash damage mitigation in machine tools employs a ceramic strain sensor to detect irregularities in the production process by measuring elastic deformation of 0.1 micron and both slow and dynamically increasing forces that have damage potential. It then reacts in 1 millisecond, sending a stop signal to E-Stop that helps to alleviate or even eliminate machine crashes that can result in high repair costs and long downtimes.

The system is a compact, single channel unit. It has 16-bit resolution, 25-kHz sampling rate, three operation modes and three limits per mode, stop-event data recording and signal values log file. Visualization of the data, analysis and statistics, as well as the HMI, is realized by connecting an Ethernet cable to a Windows-based industrial PC unit or an IPC4 dedicated monitor.

The system can be retrofitted to existing machines. It does support several communication paths such as discrete I/Os, Profibus-DP and Profinet. 

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