The automobile industry involves sophisticated machining processes to produce precision high volume parts. It is not at all a good idea to employ human labor to manually monitor tools, which may result in scrapped work pieces, machine damage, cutting tool breakage and downtime. Here comes the relevance of advanced tool monitoring systems which help you monitor for broken, worn and missing tools through spindle power monitoring or vibration analysis.
Tool monitoring systems are inevitable especially in unattended tool cutting operations. If a tool is missing or broken, the monitor in the device gives you an indication, and thus, it stops proceeding with the machining operation. Also, advanced monitoring becomes crucial to avoid unexpected machine downtime, machine breakage, tool damage, material scrap and the likely issues. Along with maintaining quality assurance, these kinds of monitoring systems save the entire machine from damage when the tool breaks.