The CS2 line's systems perform an in-process tool condition monitoring during machining operations; by using different sensor technologies they are particularly suitable to keep the cutting force under control. This will allow to show immediately the missing tool condition, the tool wear, the exceeding tool effort to prevent the tool breakage or the tool breakage as well. The sensors range includes both easy cabinet installation and customized high technology sensor solutions. The former ones, by means of the motors drive current absorption monitoring, perform an indirect cutting force measure. The force sensors, static or dynamic, are used instead where an higher sensitivity is needed or for special conditions. Operating near the machining tool, in fact, they represent the best tool monitoring solution. For this second type of sensors mechanical solutions are studied to grant the best integration inside the machine and to cover each possible machining needs. The CS2 line's systems manage alarm signals towards the machine with the provision of different alarm strategies that will suit on each different machining and tools types; moreover, different solutions are available for the use with one or two sensors of different type either.
Alarms handling with double password level, machine alarm events black box recording, alarm thresholds setting up to 254 different tools or cycles for each channel, Ethernet output and graphical display of sensors' values are some relevant features included.