Our Tool Monitoring Adaptive Control (TMAC) system protects your CNC machine while providing valuable information about your cutting process. TMAC reduces the high costs associated with broken tools, lost production, and rejected parts by effectively measuring tool wear in real time. It operates on the principle that the power required to cut a part increases as the tool’s cutting edges deteriorate.
The “Adaptive” control feature of TMAC reduces cycle time and optimizes cutting time under changing cutting conditions to improve tool life.
TMAC maximizes tool life by monitoring true power, not guessing with cycle count or time in cut.
Adaptive Control regulates feedrates to maintain a constant spindle motor power for optimum cutting and reduced cycle time.
WITH & WITHOUT ADAPTIVE CONTROL
WITH & WITHOUT TMAC
Accepts input from a spindle encoder or proximity switch to accurately measure spindle speed independent of the CNC control.
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. Results are displayed within 5 seconds and TMAC saves reports to a file for analysis. The vibration signal is analyzed for acceleration to detect the health of the bearings, and velocity to detect misalignment, imbalance, and looseness.
Scytec’s DataXchange application integrates with TMAC so you can easily view the status of all your TMAC systems on a shop floor and analyze the data.
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