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Vision System Simplifies Tool Detection and Alignment

UNITED GRINDING North America Inc. and Walter Maschinenbau GmbH have released the WALTER TOOL VISION SYSTEM, which allows for the automatic detection and alignment of tools, blanks and other workpieces.

Developed by WALTER for simplified measurement operations for advanced tool grinding/eroding machines equipped with robotic part loaders, the new system is intended to help manufacturers further optimize the production of small high-precision parts.

The contact-free detection system in the WALTER TOOL VISION SYSTEM quickly identifies the orientation of tools or blanks, such as those with brazed PCD plates on the front, sintered PCD veins or cooling channels. The detecting is performed automatically during idle time. "This allows for significant time saving as compared to manual measurement, in addition to the elimination of human errors or the risk of probe contact damaging the part," said a company spokesperson.

A permanent part of robotic cells, the TOOL VISION SYSTEM may be equipped with two lenses depending on part size. One lens is appropriate for parts between 1.7 mm and 12 mm in diameter, while the other lens handles parts with diameters between 6 mm and 32 mm.

For more information contact:

UNITED GRINDING North America, Inc.


Miamisburg, OH 45342


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