electrical or pneumatic operation
Continuous monitoring of die clamping
● Continuous condition monitoring – detection of stripping forces in the die
● Tool breakage and wear detection
● Avoidance of downtimes
● Maintenance detection – fast troubleshooting
● Remote maintenance option
● Process stability
Measured data and evaluated information
• Clamping force in real time
• Overload of the clamping element
• Unusual stripping forces
• Process forces at the clamping point or die
• Error analysis by recording the clamping force curve
• Protocol for the service case
In automated die clamping systems for continuous monitoring of the clamping point or the manufacturing process.
The rapid-clamping system Flexline I 4.0 is equipped with sensors that continuously measure the clamping force and clamping pressure of the used clamping element in real time.
Thus the condition of the die clamping is recorded and monitored. Unusual stripping forces in the die or an overload at the clamping point can be detected and suitable measures can be taken immediately.
The measured data can be transferred to the press control and evaluated via a data interface, e.g. IO-Link.
As an alternative, a control with evaluation software can also be supplied, which graphically displays the status of the die clamping in a forcetime diagram.
A further sensor enables conclusions to be drawn about the degree of contamination of the pressure medium, from which maintenance measures can be determined to prevent the clamping element from failing.
A pusher chain driven with an electric motor moves the rapid clamping system with it's attached clamping cylinder automatically to the clamping edge of the die.
The T-slot in the machine provides guidance for the pusher chain and the clamping element.Clamping and unclamping of the cylinder is made by applying pressure to the cylinder, depending on the design. During unclamping, the clamping element moves automatically from the clamping position to the parking position.
Rapid clamping systems are used for the automatic clamping of dies of varying sizes on the press ram.
Flexline rapid clamping systems can be supplied in the following variants:
The electrically or pneumatically driven push chain moves the clamping element attached to the rapid clamping system automatically from the parking position to the clamping position at the clamping edge and then back to the parking position.
The T-slot of the machine serves as the guide for the push chain and clamping element. The push chain also serves as the energy chain for accommodating the hydraulic and electric lines of the clamping element.
Rapid clamping system with pusher chain fixed to the press ram of a double-column press. A hollow-piston cylinder serves as clamping element.
Rapid clamping system at multi-stage press
Clamping force 100 kN/ clamping position, travelling path 1000 mm
Rapid clamping system with pusher chain in a press line.
12 clamping positions are clamped or unclamped within 5 seconds at the push of a button
Detail view: Rapid clamping system with pusher chain at the press ram. Mounted clamping element: Clamping cylinders with locking and automatic self-locking
Pneumatic automatic adjustment of the mounted clamping cylinders.