Ixthus Instrumentation Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
New Burster 9110 ForceMaster manual press monitor available from Ixthus
New monitoring kit for manual presses provides a low cost solution for increased parts quality
The recently announced Burster ForceMaster 9100 manual press monitor is available exclusively in the UK from Ixthus Instrumentation, the sensor and measurement instrumentation specialist. The new ForceMaster provides a low-cost plug and play solution for 100% monitoring that maintains consistency, reliability and quality on manual press processes such as press fitting gear pinions or bearings, parts assembly, compressing powders, forming and product calibration manufacturing procedures that are becoming increasingly subject to the same stringent requirements and production standards as more complex automated processes.
The ForceMaster 9100 comprises a loadcell and a control unit with the optional mounting kit that allows easy installation to retrofit to existing and new presses. In this basic configuration force/time data can monitored; an optional linear displacement transducer is available to allow force/time/displacement for additional position monitoring. An innovative smart card system, called Card & Go provides tamper-proof auto configuration with access rights for set-up and operation where component data is quickly and reliably transferred to the unit, making even small production runs straightforward and economic.
The control unit includes a two line LCD display for force and displacement with OK and NOK indicator lights as well as an integrated signaling device that acoustically indicates whether the produced parts are pass or fail. With adjustable tone and volume control it is possible to differentiate between several ForceMaster 9100s that are located close together. The control unit also includes a USB/RS232 interface and the supplied FMControl configuration, parameterisation and evaluation software allows users to set-up and monitor the press though a PC. An optional USB memory flash card provides the user with an extremely cost-effective method of storing and transferring the test curves at the machine as well as archiving and evaluating them later to a remote PC. Additional control unit options include a PLC sequence control function that can allow for instance, tasks such as pneumatic workpiece clamping, pressed parts removal, restricting the return stroke or control of OK/NOK sorting diverters.
Ixthus Instrumentation is the exclusive UK distributor for Riftek with many successful non-contact position and displacement measurement applications across aerospace, medical, process, packaging, metal industries and more. Ixthus works closely with leading global suppliers of non-contact sensing technologies as well as force, torque and vibration sensor and transducer manufacturers, providing a complete service with its knowledgeable technical staff available to solve customers' measurement problems - from the first enquiry with complete after-sales support.
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