Scheduled chuck maintenance *
If you want to know exactly when your chuck needs lubrication, maintenance or repair. With the iJaw data, you can see how the clamping force of your chuck decreases over time. This allows you to plan ahead for maintenance and avoid surprise machine downtime.
* Function only in conjunction with cloud connection. Cloud connection not yet available.
Why is the machine down? When does it do chip removal? How productive is it?
These are all questions that you can also answer with the iJaw. A simple analysis shows you uptime and downtime. This allows you to start further analyses at shop floor level and optimization. Especially in times of rising energy costs, optimization of production processes is a must. The iJaw makes potentials transparent!
With the iJaw, clamping forces can be measured in real-time during machining. Different physical influences on the applied clamping force are fully recorded. With the evaluation of the data, either by the machine operator or an automated evaluation, machining processes can be set more precisely, safely and efficiently.
The iJaw measures the clamping force between the clamping jaw and the workpiece even before machining. The seat of the workpiece in the clamping device influences the applied clamping force. By evaluating the measurement of the applied clamping forces, it is possible to determine whether a workpiece is correctly seated in the clamping device. Depending on the workpiece geometry, it makes sense to use a second or third measuring jaw. This makes it possible to monitor automated processes in particular, where the workpiece is inserted into the clamping device via an automatic feed, for example
Cycle time optimization
Knowing the right effective forces means approaching the workpiece with the maximum possible machining forces. Feed and speed are optimally adjusted so that the machining time for a workpiece can be dramatically reduced. Not only in series production does this mean more throughput and lower part costs.
Detection of production errors
The clamping force curve is like the fingerprint of the production step. Each component has its own signature. Significant deviations from part to part in series production indicate malfunctions and faulty production. Parts with a deviating fingerprint can be identified quickly. This speeds up quality assurance.
Carrying out analyses
The iJaw measures the clamping force between the clamping jaw and workpiece, during and after machining. The data is stored and documents the machining process. During the production of critical components, analyses can be carried out retrospectively. This is, for example, for damage analysis or to investigate weak points in complex and lengthy manufacturing processes.