Marposs can supply a wide range of measurement and process control applications for machine tools.
These systems are designed to provide metrology lab performances in a shop floor environment (high repeatability and accuracy).
This site contains information on: process control on grinding machines (grinders), lathes, milling machines, machining centers, transfer machines, transfer lines, flexible cells, in process gages, sensors, spindle probes, flexible measurement, closed loop machine tool control (feedback), productivity improvement.
Applications on grinders
Marposs in-process gauges continuously measure parts during the grinding process: the machine cycle is adjusted based on the amount of material stock to be removed and the feed rates are optimized to produce parts with excellent surface finishes and very tight tolerances.
These applications are resistant to the harshest working environments and are available for any type of grinding machine (centerless, cylindrical grinders, etc. ) both for OD and ID measurements on smooth or interrupted surfaces with quick set-up devices.
Marposs wheel balancers are the best solution to continuously monitor the grinding wheel condition and immediately compensate any unbalancing during the cycle, improving the surface quality of individual parts, extending spindle life and reducing the grinder downtime.
Both external (flange type) and internal (spindle type) balancing heads are available, with either hard wired and contactless signal transmission.
Marposs acoustic sensors detect changes in the sounds produced during grinding and provide precise feed rate control when the wheel is touching the part or the dresser, thus preventing collisions and detecting machine and tool abnormalities, chipped grinding wheels and dresser faults.
The acoustic sensors allow to improve cycle time and reduce costs.
Sensors can be integrated into the in-process measurement and the wheel balancing functions.