A Brief Discussion on Different Types of Sensors Used by Techna-Check

CNC Machining is a  widely utilized process in today’s industries for making highly detailed cut outs of a wide range of materials including metals, plastics, wood, glass, foam, and composites. In CNC machining, pre-programmed computer software controls the machine tools such as lathes, mills, and grinders, among others. As it is an automated process, it is imperative to have a reliable tool monitoring system that monitors broken, worn and missing tools. The tool monitoring system detects disturbances in the machining process at the early stage, allowing the technician to take necessary preventive measures. Techna-Tool offers various models of tool monitoring systems including Techna-Check that monitors the functioning of HMC, VMC, lathes, drills and taps, reamers, gun drills, milling cutters, among others. Techna-Check is designed for accurate monitoring of CNC tools. One of the important components of tool monitoring system that enables the accurate monitoring is sensors. This post discusses the various types of sensors used in the revolutionary Techna-Check tool monitoring system.

Know about the Various Sensors in Techna-Check Monitoring Systems

Techna-Check utilizes various types of load transducers, which convert mechanical force into interpretable electrical signals. . Here, we will discuss two main types of load transducer sensors that contribute to their reliable functioning Techna-Check:

  • PWM3110T Load Transducer: Designed with 13 programmable measurement ranges including 0.01, 0.025, 0.05, 0.1, 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2.5, 5, 10, 25, 50 or 100%, this model guarantees ultra-fast measurement, without compromising the precision.

The model PWM3110T Techna-Tool load transducers sensors are available in the following specifications.

Mechanical Electrical
Housing : Polycarbonate. Voltage Input:    3 x 0-500 VAC/VDC max
Mounting:  35 mm DIN-rail. Current Input:    3 x 200/500/1000 A, 0 Hz – 60 kHz
Protection Class: IP40 Power Range:    160, 398 or 797 kW at 460 VAC
Temp. Range: -15 to + 50 C. TTbus output:    RS485 – proprietary protocol
Weight: App. 200g.
Dimensions: 120 x 23, 5 x 113 mm
  • PWM3120T Load Transducer: Available in 8 programmable measurement ranges such as 1, 2.5, 5, 10, 15, 25, 50 or 100%, PWM3120T load transducer sensors helps prevent high cost of replacement tools, lost production, and rejected parts.

The model is available in the following specifications.

Mechanical Electrical
Housing: Polycarbonate Voltage Input: 3 x 0-500 VAC max.
Mounting: 35 mm DIN-rail Current Input: 3 x 6 Amp or 3 x 30 Amp
Protection Class: IP40 0 Hz – 60kHz
Temp. Range: -15 to + 50 C Power Range: 0 – 4.780 kW AC (6A, 460 V)
Weight: App. 200g 0 – 23.902 kW AC (30A, 460V)
Dimensions: 118 x 30 x 110 mm Supply: 18-36 V DC max. 4.0 Watt
TTbus output: RS485 – proprietary protocol.

Manufactured utilizing the most advanced technologies, the offered load transducers sensors will bring to you the expected result accurately. You might be having several technical questions regarding Techna-Check. We are here to help you understand the technology and the functioning better.