Variants of BK Mikro Scanners

BK Mikro Scanners

Machine and tool detection systems are now an important part of machine health and production monitoring systems. They help manufacturers optimize production volumes and eliminate unwanted downtimes by recording data in real-time and analyzing it. This is done using certain probes that are integrated with the software. These tools detect not only broken tools but also check defective parts, perform an inspection of objects as well position recognition. BK Mikro scanner is a type of tool and process monitoring system that helps in detecting tool breakage through the process of scanning. It is also used for other industrial applications, including position recognition, checking part defects, object inspection, and so on. Techna Tool offers different variants of BK Mikro scanners for multiple industrial applications. Are you intrigued to know more about these scanners? If yes, read the post below. This post offers you a brief overview of BK Mikro scanners and their variants.

An Overview of BK Mikro Scanners

BK Mikro scanners are flexible devices for tool and process monitoring. It is also used for object and free space monitoring applications. These scanning tools are chips and coolant resistant and easy to maintain. These scanner systems comprise an encoder and a servo motor that allows you to check the tool position through a probe. The tool position is memorized by the scanner and is later used to verify whether the tool is in the same condition. If the probe notices any difference in the tool position, the scanner generates a signal which tells the operator that the tool is broken. The operators can immediately analyze and fix the breakage, thus eliminating further loss and production downtime. Continue reading

Key Factors to Consider Before Investing in Tool Monitoring Systems

As manufacturers are competing for large market shares, they are keen to invest in technologies that help them improve their efficiencies, performance, and turnaround times while reducing their operation costs. A tool monitoring system is one such system that many manufacturers find useful. These systems help them track the usage of tools and equipment and provide valuable data that can be used to augment the manufacturing process and make adjustments to the tooling strategy. By having a system in place to monitor tools, manufacturing centers can avoid costly downtime and disruptions. There are several tool monitoring systems available in the market today. With the advent of new technologies, the features and functionalities of these systems have become quite advanced. However, not all of them are created equal and it is important to choose the right system for your needs.

Questions to be Asked When Choosing Tool Monitors

As the manufacturing landscape becomes more digitized, the benefits of investing in a tool monitoring system for your facility becomes more and more apparent. However, with so many different tool monitoring systems on the market, it can be hard to know which one is right for your facility. To help you make the best decision for your business, here listed a few questions you should ask before purchasing the system. Continue reading

Techna-Tool to Participate at PMTS 2023

Techna Tool - PMTS Event 2023

The precision machining industry is one of the fastest growing in the world. According to a report by Grand View Research, the global precision engineering machines market was valued at $11.8 billion in 2020. It is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% from 2021 to 2028. The demand for advanced machining solutions with an emphasis on improved production efficiencies, reduced downtimes, improved accuracies, and optimized machining has contributed to this growth. What if you can see these machines in action? If yes, you must head to the Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) 2023. This event will be held at Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio, from April 18 to 20, 2023. You can look for Techna-Tool at booth # 6001.

7 Quick Facts About PMTS 2023 You Need to Know

PMTS 2023 is a biennial event, which was inaugurated in 2001 and is one of the only shows dedicated to the precision machining industry. The following features of this event may impress you.

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Different BK Mikro Controllers Explained

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Process automation has benefited many industries and has gained traction over the last few years. Many manufacturing units use automation in assembly lines, bots for mundane tasks, and have an integrated software in place that manages and controls all the programs. This improves process control, keeps processes in-house, reduces possible human errors, accelerates deliveries, and so on. With countless undeniable benefits, advanced and automated machines are a valuable asset for any facility. With increasing demands, machines operate on a continual basis because of which machine health monitoring has gained prominence. While they undergo regular monitoring and maintenance, there needs to be a tool monitoring system in place that can monitor machine movements, productivity, and many other aspects on a continual basis. Many tool and process monitoring systems are in use today, and BK MIKRO is the most popular among them. This blog mainly focuses on BK Mikro controllers in detail. Continue reading

Know Why CNC Production Monitoring Systems are in Demand

Computer numerical control machine or CNC machines have revolutionized manufacturing. They have set new benchmarks for quality, quantity, and cost-effectiveness. This technique offers several benefits, which makes it popular over other traditional methods. However, it still offers some challenges to manufacturers or machine shops. Although designed for continuous working, CNC machines may sometimes not work as expected. There may be small component or part issues, which if not attended on time would lead to downtimes and part failures. To mitigate this problem, manufacturers rely on various CNC monitoring systems. Are you intrigued to know how these systems work? If yes, this post informs you about the same. It also guides you through the working of Techna-Check-PM-2.

CNC Production Monitoring Systems: Why They Are Preferred by Most Competitive CNC Machine Shops in the US

CNC production monitoring systems have been a benefit for CNC machine shops, as they help machine operators to collect a wide range of data including: Continue reading

Top 5 Benefits of Investing in an Industrial Machine Monitoring System

Most manufacturers today are investing in advanced systems. They are regularly updating their equipment and systems to improve product quality, operational efficiencies, and above all meet customer demands. Aside from these, they are also keen to optimize the value of their technology investments. As a result, they are investing in industrial machine monitoring systems These systems gather data about machines and provide information that can be used to improve the efficiency of the machines and overall production. It can be rightly said that manufacturers have become increasingly reliant on production monitoring systems or industrial machine monitoring systems to ensure efficient and effective operations. Despite these benefits, many manufacturers are reluctant to invest in them due a lack of understanding of the system and benefits they can give. This post gives them 5 reasons why they should consider these machines. Continue reading

Pump-Monitoring System

Learn How Techna –Guard Helps in Effective Pump Monitoring

Electric pumps are used in many industrial facilities for fluid transfer. Although designed for challenging work environments, these pumps can be damaged easily due to dry running, cavitation, load tripping, etc. These conditions must be monitored regularly to avoid downtimes. This can be easily achieved using pump monitoring systems like Techna-Guard, developed by Techna-Tool. There are several load monitoring systems in the market, however, Techna-Guard stands tall among them due to its features. Now you may ask, what makes Techna-Guard the best pump monitoring system and what challenges can be mitigated using them? Read this post to know more.

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Worn Tool Protection

Know About Worn Tool Protection

Tool monitoring is an important aspect of machine health, and machine health is integral to high productivity and efficiency, along with a good operational life and reduced wear. While an audiovisual inspection and quick analysis may help identify machine health to some extent, it is important to install a good electronic monitoring system to monitor worn out tools through vibration analysis. Another aspect is monitoring of power consumption by a machine which helps monitor machine health through load and performance analysis. This post discusses pointers for tool wear protection and more.

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Why Your CNC machine Shop Needs a Good CNC Tool Breakage Detection System?

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

Importance of Production Monitoring in Manufacturing Facilities

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.

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