Marposs' compact machine monitoring system

Marposs' compact machine monitoring system

March 20, 2018

Marposs Corp
Machining Centers Quality/Metrology

Auburn Hills, Michigan – Marposs Corp. officials announce the availability of its new Brankamp CMS-02 stand-alone system for collision monitoring and crash damage mitigation in machine tools. The system employs a ceramic strain sensor to detect irregularities in the production process by measuring elastic deformation in the range of 0.1µm, and slow and dynamically increasing forces which have damage potential. It then reacts quickly – in the range of 1ms – by sending a stop signal to E-STOP, helping to alleviate or even eliminate machine crashes that can result in high repair costs and long down times.

Compared to previous Brankamp (CMS-1) offerings, the CMS-2 is very compact, single channel unit. It has 16 bits resolution, 25kHz sampling rate, three operation modes, and three limits per mode (warning, soft, and hard stop outputs limits), stop-event data recording, and signal values log file. Visualization of the data, analysis, and statistics, as well as the HMI, is realized by connecting an Ethernet cable to a Windows-based industrial PC unit or the newest IPC4 dedicated monitor.

The system is easy to install and can be retrofitted to existing machines. It supports communication paths such as discrete I/Os, Profibus-DP, and Profinet.

The system can be expanded to work in conjunction with the Genior Modular monitoring solution, achieving both collision detection and process monitoring simultaneously and visualizing the processes in parallel.