The TMU TP tool monitoring unit is an entry level monitoring product that can detect tool breakage, missing tools, overload and tool wear during simple operations. Measurement is based upon the electrical power which is consumed by the spindle during the machining process.
The compact unit can be easily installed into cabinets and housings of machines, robots or other power controlled equipment. All necessary functions and interfaces are integrated into the module. The intelligent modular system is suitable for Industry 4.0 applications, because it works autonomously and in real-time parallel to operation. The unit can be managed remotely via a network connection.