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Marposs Announces Plug and Play Machine Monitoring System

Provides eight operating modes and five alarms

Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 12:00

(Marposs: Auburn Hills, MI) -- Marposs Corp. has announced the availability of its Genior Modular GEMCMS-02 single-channel, compact machine monitoring system for collision monitoring and crash damage mitigation in machine tools. The GEMCMS-02 can be used as a stand-alone system or in combination with other Genior Modular solutions, achieving both collision detection and process monitoring simultaneously and visualizing the processes in parallel.

As with the entire Genior Modular system, the GEMCMS-02 is independent of control or machine type and can be retrofit to existing machines. It can be integrated into machine tools, equipment, or robots, providing a better way to protect and safeguard machine tools and minimizing the risk of downtime that can occur by programming, setup, or operating errors. It provides protection from the very first part, with no teach cut required.

The GEMCMS-02 monitors the deformation of the spindle housing structure via a piezo strain sensor that detects irregularities in the production process. It measures elastic deformation in the range of 1/10 of a micron, and both slow and dynamically (impact or shock) increasing forces which can indicate damage potential. It then generates a stop signal within 1 millisecond, helping to alleviate or even eliminate machine crashes that can result in high repair costs and long down times.

The system kit consists of an electronic module, a sensor and a software package for configuration, visualization, and data management achieved by connecting an Ethernet cable to a Windows-based industrial PC unit, machine control panel running in Windows OS, or IPC4 dedicated monitor. There are three operation modes and three limits per mode (warning, and soft-stop and hard-stop output limits). Detailed event records are captured including date, time, and other signals and can be used for further evaluation. Operators of all skill levels can benefit from it immediately and without having to attend complex training courses.

To date, CMS collision systems have been installed on more than 10,000 machine tools, handling systems, and industrial robots worldwide. More information on the Marposs GEMCMS-02 monitoring solution can be found at www.marposs.com/eng/marposs-machine-protection, by calling toll-free (888) 627-7677, or by email to marposs@us.marposs.com.

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Marposs supplies precision gauging equipment to industries worldwide for measuring to the thousandth of a millimeter in the workshop environment, production lines, and on board machine tools. Main customers are machine tool manufacturers, automotive and their subcontractors, aerospace, bearings, glass, electrical motors, appliances, consumer durables industries, and gauge and fixture makers. Marposs supplies individual gauging components, turnkey machines, or fully automated lines. Headquartered in Bentivoglio, Italy, Marposs’ U.S. office is in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

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Marposs Monitoring System

It's fascinating that one set of equipment can make such an impact on quality control for the company. I'm sure this will end up saving the company a lot of money in the long run as opposed to running several different machines with those different functions. Does the company have an estimate on when they'll see the return on investments for this machinery?