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Marposs Announces New GEMGP Stand-Alone Tool Monitoring Solution

Detects and reports on tool breakage, missing tools, overload, tool wear and fluid flow in real time

Published: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:00

(Marposs: Auburn Hills, MI) -- Marposs, a world leader in measurement, inspection, and test technologies, has announced its new Artis GEMGP stand-alone solution for detecting process anomalies during metal cutting in machine tools. By measuring force and strain, GEMGP is able to detect and report on tool breakage, missing tools, overload, tool wear, and fluid flow in real time. This helps to prevent damage to the machine, reduce scrap, and improve productivity.

The GEMGP can accommodate two sensors for measuring force and strain values obtained from the spindle during the machining process. A highly flexible solution, the GEMGP offers three different monitoring strategies and can handle up to 127 different cutting cycles with varying types of limits for each cycle. Any events that exceed the pre-fixed limits are recorded in a log file.

The compact GEMGP is designed for easy installation and operation and can be housed within machine electrical cabinets, robots, handling systems, or other devices. All necessary functions and interfaces are integrated in the module. Featuring a digital I/O interface, the GEMGP is independent of the NC type and can be run from any PLC, enabling a discrete connection to the module.

The GEMGP can be used in stand-alone mode with the operating software run on Windows (WIN 7/10) machine control panels or Siemens Linux systems (TCU). The software can be installed on industrial PCs from Marposs or on any Windows PC (WIN 7/10).

As part of the Genior Modular product family, the GEMGP capability can be built upon or integrated into the Genior Modular system for process monitoring purposes, delivering the strain, force, and flow data to the processing unit for further evaluation.

About Genior Modular

An autonomous intelligent tool and process monitoring system, Genior Modular provides an automatic real-time image of a current production process. It provides a multi-criteria monitoring strategy that automatically adapts to machining processes, meaning that the system records all relevant signals and sets the limits based on special algorithms. During the following machining cycles, it then adjusts the automatic limits to compensate for changes in tooling and machine. The modular system design enables configuration to dedicated systems or machines as well as the ability to add capability as needed.

For complete information on the Genior Modular solution, modules and accessories, visit https://artis.de/eng/application/monitoring-solutions-for-machining-center, or call 1-888-627-7677 or E-mail marposs@us.marposs.com. Follow our company activity at Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

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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.