TMAC uses high-resolution sensor data to measure tool wear in real-time. Through direct interfacing with the CNC control, TMAC makes automatic and instantaneous corrective adjustments during cutting, without the need for human intervention.
TMAC maximizes your investment in the entire machining process through optimization and the elimination of downtime, resulting in more profitability.
TMAC measures tool wear and detects breakage in real-time by monitoring true spindle motor power. TMAC learns the optimum power for each tool and cutting section, and compares it to the user defined limits to calculate wear as the tool is cutting. It operates on the principle that the power required to cut a part increases as the tool’s cutting edges deteriorate.
Adaptive Control regulates feedrates to maintain a constant spindle motor power for optimum cutting and reduced cycle time.
Multiple sensor channels can be monitored simultaneously
For instance, you can monitor power, vibration and coolant for a specific tool and section at the same time, and have unique limits for each sensor and channel.
TMAC monitors spindle bearing health. A CEI vibration sensor is attached to the spindle, hardwired to TMAC, and the bearing analysis is initiated in the CNC part program.
The vibration signal is analyzed for acceleration to detect the health of the bearings, and velocity to detect misalignment, imbalance, and looseness.