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Technologies for Automation and Process Control

Caron Engineering will be featuring its newest monitoring, automation and process control technologies on a Tsugami SS327-5AX for a fully automated machining demonstration at EASTEC 2023.

The highlight will be its latest software innovation, MiConnect Technology. MiConnect Technology is a flexible and customizable application builder specifically designed for the CNC manufacturing environment. MiConnect makes it possible for its network of integration specialists to efficiently develop unique manufacturing applications for their customers without the need for custom coding.

"From a simple operation of parsing a single piece of meaningful data to handling all inter-device communication across a fully automated cell, MiConnect can easily be configured for your desired process and flow," said a company spokesperson. "The graphical programming of the software makes it easy to tailor applications and adapt to changing requirements. And, with the continually growing inventory of pre-built drivers (CNCs, robots, barcode scanners, I/O, Modbus, files, SQL, REST API, etc.) and numerous building blocks of operations, it allows our integration specialists to seamlessly customize any application for the customer."

For the EASTEC automation demo, MiConnect will be controlling the interaction between the Tsugami CNC, an Omron collaborative robot and Fowler Precision portable CMM.

Additionally, Caron will have full demonstrations of its entire product line, including:

  • ToolConnect: A customizable tool data management system that reads and processes presetter written RFID tags and 2D printed barcode tags to automatically update tool information directly to the CNC control. ToolConnect automates the process of loading tools into the machine to reduce set-up time, eliminate human error and prevent a wrong tool from being loaded.
  • TMAC 3.0: An adaptive tool monitoring system that measures tool wear and detects breakage in real time, with adaptive feedrate control to optimize cutting and reduce cycle time up to 60%. TMAC protects the entire machining process and has multiple integrated sensor options that can be monitored simultaneously.
  • AutoComp: Automated tool wear compensation software that processes almost any electronic gauge data and calculates and compensates tool offsets in the CNC control automatically, providing fast, error-free tool offset control.
  • DTect-IT: A CNC sensor analysis system used to detect and correct anomalies occurring in the normal machining process. Prominent applications include vibration analysis, bar feeder vibration detection, bearing analysis, signature analysis and surface roughness analysis.
  • CEI Smart Light: Intuitive status light system with over 1,000 available modes and programmable audible alarm to indicate any machine status or condition.
  • Blum-Novotest Products: In-process laser measurement and machine tool probing solutions.

For more information contact:

Caron Engineering, Inc.

116 Willie Hill Rd.

Wells, ME 04090


EASTEC Booth 5359

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