Revolutionizing CNC Machining with Smart Measurement Sensors

In CNC machining, the pursuit of efficiency, precision, and cost-effectiveness is a constant challenge. Modern machining centers, driven by the demands of diverse materials and cutting speeds, rely on spindles equipped with automatic tool-changing capabilities to optimize throughput. However, the intricate process of tool changes can turn disastrous if a new tool fails to engage completely. The consequences could range from damaged tools and workpieces to spindle malfunctions.

Contrinex’s Smart Digital Measurement Sensors play a pivotal role in monitoring the position of the drawbar during tool changes .  These cutting-edge embeddable sensors, provides a solution that not only ensures precision but also prevents potential damage through real-time monitoring and intelligent decision-making.

Smart Tasks:

Precision Real-Time Measurement:

Contrinex's Smart Sensors excel in providing precision real-time measurements of drawbar positions. This level of accuracy is crucial for identifying even the slightest deviation during tool changes, allowing for immediate intervention if needed.

User-Configured Setpoints:

Tailoring to user preferences, these sensors offer configurable setpoints, guaranteeing accurate end-of-travel position sensing. Customization is the key to adaptability, ensuring that the system aligns perfectly with specific machining requirements.

High-Speed Notification:

Time is of the essence in machining operations. Contrinex's Smart Sensors deliver high-speed notifications for time-critical events, minimizing downtime and maximizing operational efficiency.

Threshold Alarms:

An added layer of security comes in the form of threshold alarms. These alarms not only identify overtemperature situations but also signal the end of a sensor's service life, allowing for proactive maintenance and replacement.

Automatic Backup via IO-Link Master:

The convenience of automatic sensor configuration backup on the local IO-Link Master ensures that valuable settings are preserved, minimizing setup hassles and ensuring consistent performance.

Self-Test Function:

To further enhance reliability, Contrinex's Smart Sensors incorporate a self-test function that acts as a safeguard against sensor failure. This proactive approach adds an extra layer of confidence in the system's performance.

Customer Benefits

Damage Prevention:

The embeddable inductive Smart Sensor diligently monitors drawbar position, promptly detecting incomplete tool engagement. This proactive stance inhibits further motion before any damage occurs, safeguarding tools, workpieces, and spindles.

Simplicity and Affordability:

Contrinex's single-sensor control system is incredibly simple and easy to use. It proves that precision doesn't have to be complex, offering an affordable solution that aligns with the needs of machining professionals.

Space Efficiency:

The embeddable M12 sensor, designed with the limited space available in mind, fits snugly into the spindle body. This space-efficient design ensures that the sensor seamlessly integrates into the existing setup without compromising performance.

IO-Link Connectivity:

Embracing industry-standard IO-Link connectivity, Contrinex's Smart Sensors provide a single interface to the machine control system. This streamlined communication enhances compatibility and simplifies integration into existing machining setups.