Acoustic Emission Sensors
AE-C / AE-C Micro
Artis AE sensors (Acoustic Emission Sensors) measure high-frequency energy signals that are generated during material removal from the workpiece and the machine elements involved in the process. The acoustic emissions (also known as structural noise, depending on the medium in which they are propagated) are inaudible ultrasonic signals. The electrical signals measured in this way consist of characteristic frequencies and sound amplitudes that are specific to the cutting processes and can therefore be used for process monitoring.
The sensor signals are evaluated and visualized by the connected monitoring systems. Since even the smallest signal deviations are detected, they are best suited for applications that generate very small cutting forces where the level is very low. Therefore, the sensors are mainly used for break and wear detection of small tools, as well as for material contact, dressing and grinding processes. Often the integration is done optionally together with other sensors or sensorless solutions for Artis tool and process monitoring.
Artis AE sensors are relatively easy to install in existing or new machines and do not affect the integrity and rigidity of the machine. The selection of the correct sensor position is essential for signal quality and thus for reliable monitoring. Two housing variants are available to facilitate installation. The recorded signals are evaluated via connected Artis systems and monitoring is carried out via defined or automatic limits.
- Detection of smallest signal deviations
- Suitable for monitoring small cutting forces
- Ideal for detection of material contact and dressing
- Can also be used in harsh environments (resistant to cooling lubricants)
Artis AE sensors can be used in combination with the CTM and GENIOR MODULAR tool and process monitoring systems.
- AE-C Acoustic emission sensor
- AE-C Micro Acoustic emission sensor