Artis Systems to Introduce New CTM-V5 SystemMarch 1, 2012
The new CTM-V5 machine condition and tool monitoring system includes a graphical interface for the machine operator. This screen shows a broken tool using Artis System's unique visualization. The green color represents the "learn cut," the blue color represents what is within "learn" on subsequent cuts and the red color represents the value in excess of "learn cut" on following cuts.
Artis Systems, a unit of Marposs S.p.A., will present its new CTM-V5 system for monitoring and controlling metalcutting processes on various types of machine tools at WESTEC 2012.
The CTM-V5 system is suitable for a variety of applications in metalcutting. Various options are available to permit monitoring of tool breakage and missing tools, monitoring of tool wear, machine condition and collision monitoring, tool and machine protection, automatic process control, process analysis and statistics and process visualization. The system can be used in single item or series production. The status of various machine components can also be recorded with the CTM-V5 system for preventive maintenance. The monitoring and adaptive control capabilities make the CTM-V5 system particularly beneficial for protecting large and/or high-value components such as those in aerospace manufacturing, the company said.
"Use of the CTM-V5 system can increase machine productivity and reduce operating costs," said a company spokesperson. "Additional benefits of the CTM-V5 system include safeguarding the machining processes, reduction of cycle times, optimizing tool service life, rapid machine stop to prevent further damage, detection of changed process input parameters, gathering of detailed information for process optimization and minimizing intervention by the machine operator."
The Artis Systems CTM-V5 utilizes a plug-in card for simple installation. It can be installed in new or existing machine tools and is independent of control or machine manufacturer.
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3300 Cross Creek Parkway
Auburn Hills, MI 48326