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Marposs Enhances Monitoring of Forming and Thread Rolling Processes With Automatic Die Match

Automatically controls the die match in form or thread rolling if the dies are not aligned

Published: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 12:00

(Marposs: Auburn Hills, Michigan) -- Marposs, a world leader in measurement and process monitoring technologies, has announced the availability of its Automatic Die Match (ADM) option, which automatically controls the die match in form or thread rolling if the dies are not aligned, as an option on its Brankamp X5 in-process monitoring systems. The ADM feature helps the operator find an optimum setting during set-up for dynamic operation at nominal machine speed. After setup, the Brankamp X5 system continuously monitors the rolling process, detecting roll backs and automatically controlling the ADM if the dies are not aligned.

In cold forming, the insertion of the blank into the forming tools plays a crucial role in process stability and reducing the potential of failures. This is particularly true in thread or form rolling with flat dies where the insertion of the blanks into the rolling tools significantly determines the quality of the forming. With ADM, the system transmits positioning information to the machine control system in the event there are changes of the vertical force signals. If the vertical force falls below the specified limit value, Brankamp X5 generates a corresponding warning message, and the adjustment is stopped and only activated again when it is exceeded again.

To ensure that the quality monitoring integrated into the process does not impair the productivity of the machine, parts detected as faulty are separated from the good parts by a sorting device without interrupting the production.

The X5 systems enable manufacturers to optimize machine efficiency, improve part quality, and limit unplanned downtime and tooling costs, helping lead to 100 percent workpiece quality control.

Complete information about Marposs solutions for forming applications can be found at www.marposs.com or www.brankamp.com or by contacting Marposs Corp. by phone at (248) 370-0404 or by emailing marposs@us.marposs.com

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Marposs has enhanced its Brankamp X5 in-processing monitoring systems with Automatic Die Match (ADM)

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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.