Cutting Tool Engineering

December 2012 / IMTS 2012 Roundup


Marposs emphasizes process monitoring
Cutting Tool Engineering
The Genior Modular system’s main module connects with a machine control’s Profibus system to monitor the machine’s spindle and feed drives.

Marposs Corp. announced its Genior Modular, a new process monitoring and control system for machine tools. A main feature of the system is the signal visualization that can be used selectively. With this system, experienced machine operators can detect process anomalies in the early stages and take appropriate countermeasures, according to the Auburn Hills, Mich.,-based company.

Genior Modular consists of a main module for connection with the machine control’s Profibus system to monitor the machine’s spindle and feed drives, and a universal measuring transducer for various Artis Systems sensors to measure conditions such as force-strain, acoustic emission, vibration and acceleration.

Genior Modular is simple to install, requires little adjustment to existing NC programs and requires no special operator training, according to the company. To help reduces costs for the visualization software, the high-quality operator panels already present on machines are used instead of expensive external displays.

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