Hainbuch Clamping force measurement can be added to controls

Editor: Eric Culp

Germany – Hainbuch has announced that its clamping force software is now available on Sinumerik CNC controllers from Siemens.

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If limit values are under-ranged, a warning message is output, with the Testit clamping force gauge, the company said.
If limit values are under-ranged, a warning message is output, with the Testit clamping force gauge, the company said.
(Source: Hainbuch)

The Hainbuch Testit software can be installed on the controllers, eliminating both the need for a separate laptop and manufacturing with “theoretical” forces. With the system, users know what clamping forces exist and where, and the actual maintenance status of the clamp, Hainbuch said.

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The company noted that the system can help shops adhere to the DIN EN 1550 safety standard. The Testit clamping force gauge (photo) and the Siemens CNC controller offer a target-actual comparison of the maintenance status of a clamping device, Hainbuch explained, adding that if the limit values are under-ranged, a warning message is output.

Advantages are said to include measurement for O.D. and I.D. clamping, use with rotating and stationary applications, and the direct input into the Siemens CNC controller.

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