Tool breakage has been one of the key challenges in manufacturing facilities. Tool wear, over usage, and operator error are some of the reasons for tool failure during machining operations. Tool wear occurs naturally and can cause breakage if not changed at the correct intervals. It is common knowledge that tool breakages cost time and money. What are other consequences? They can affect product quality, cause machine downtime, and ultimately hamper your brand image. With so many CNC machine shops competing to find customers, do you want this to happen? If not, you should look to add a reliable CNC tool breakage detection system. This post discusses these tool breakage detection systems in detail, including their technologies and benefits. Continue reading
Production monitoring has been performed in manufacturing for many years. It is a daily or weekly inspection of production processes for quality improvement and error detection. This has typically been done manually by the machine operators writing down production counts from the day. Advancements in electronics and computing technologies have been eliminated the need for manual data entry allowing for the process to be partially or fully automated. This has increased productivity and decreased manual intervention and errors. As automation increases throughout different industries so has the need for production monitoring.
In any manufacturing unit, machines and tools are used to manufacture a certain part or product and hence undergo continuous use. This may lead to wear and tear and, at times malfunctioning, which needs to be prevented at any cost. Tool monitoring systems are used by manufacturers to monitor the health of their machines and equipment periodically. This forms a significant part of their capital investments but helps cut down on unnecessary costs and downtime. This is because they evaluate machine components and processes to ensure efficient machining and allow the operator to take required steps to avoid downtime and overall repair costs. Most tool monitoring systems can perform different monitoring functions. This post introduces you to some common monitoring functions performed by these tools.
Tool monitoring systems are used in manufacturing facilities to determine the working conditions of different machines. Over the years, these systems have become an indispensable part of the manufacturing industry. They help interpret capabilities and working conditions of different machine parts and tools. Although all tool monitoring systems may look similar and help identify tool and machine errors, they work differently. These systems are distinguished on the basis of their underlying tool monitoring technologies. Acoustic emission, power monitoring, vibration analysis, and position monitoring are four common technologies utilized by tool monitoring systems. How do tool monitoring systems powered by these technologies work? Read this post to know the answers.Continue reading
Tool monitoring is an important aspect of any manufacturing process. It helps evaluate the machining process to ensure proper machining and help the operator take the necessary steps to avoid downtime and prevent defective production. Owing to these features, machine monitoring tool find it’s application across multiple industries. These systems gather information sensors and interpret the data to offer insights on the machine, power consumption, and other details. Choosing the right machine tool monitoring system is important. However, the selection of a machine tool monitoring system isn’t easy as it may sound. This is because there are different types of systems with various specifications which may or may not work for your application. There are several things to consider before making a decision. Are you intrigued to know what they are? If so, then read the following post.Continue reading
Tools in good working conditions play a vital role in several machining processes across manufacturing facilities of various sectors. Earlier, almost all manufacturing units employed human labor for monitoring tools. However, this was time-consuming and had a lot of scope for human error. With technological advancements, now most players use tool monitoring systems to check the health of their machines and tools. This reduces time, the scope for errors, and identifies bugs that can be fixed in time. High-quality and precision tool monitoring systems not only help you monitor broken and missing tools but also reduce tool wear. These systems are best at maintaining quality assurance and also preventing severe damage when the tool breaks. This post discusses the benefits of tool monitoring systems in detail. So, stay tuned.
A manufacturing process has various stages such as ideation and conceptualization, product design, analysis, production and testing. Since production is an important aspect it needs to be monitored at every step. This techna check production process contains many steps and monitoring/controlling these steps manually is not an easy task and opens the door for human errors.Continue reading
Precision Hirth gears are one of the important types of gears used in different industrial machines to connect two shaft pieces. These gears feature precision ground surfaces that help improve their performance in crankshafts, medical devices, gas turbines, and agricultural machines. There are fewer companies that offer these gears, and Techna-Tool stands tall among them. How surface grinding of these gears add to their performance? How Techna-Tool performs the Techna gear grinding at its facility? What are the advantages of using precision Hirth gears in your applications? Do all these questions interest you? If yes, you must read this post to know the answers.Continue reading
The year 2020 is about to end. The most awaited and wonderful time of year is upon us. It is the time to retrospect the year, make new resolutions, meet family and friends, and indulge in festivities. Like everyone else, we at Techna-Tool, are busy building a new roadmap for our journey in 2021 while acknowledging the efforts of all those who have added to our business bottom line with their efforts, orders, and support in various ways. Since the 1990s, we have successfully installed more than 90000 process monitoring tools for our clients. Although the year 2020 was challenging for us, as for most people, we would have never made it without our customers, employees, business partners, and well-wishers.Continue reading
A tool monitoring system is an integrated system designed for monitoring tool conditions in various machines and applications. These systems are utilized for checking for broken/missing tools, object position and free space. These tool monitoring systems are commonly used for CNC machines and automated production processes. There are several tool monitoring systems in the market. Although they all serve the same purpose, they are not made the same. Techna-Tool provides one of the most popular tools and process monitoring systems – BK Mikro. The design of this system is one of the key reasons for its popularity. This post discusses the design of this tool monitoring system.Continue reading