The HAIMER Group will show how modern tool management works with high-quality, process-reliable components, consistent digitalisation and fully automated tool presetting using a robot cell at the upcoming EMO 2019 event in Hanover, Germany.
The HAIMER Group, one of the leaders for tool shrinking and balancing technology, has established itself as a system provider for complete tool management and is taking it step by step into the future. The basis is the high-quality product programme, which ranges from a wide variety of tool holders, shrinking and balancing technology, tool presetting devices to solid carbide tools and sensors. HAIMER bundles all these components in Tool Room solutions, a functional, ergonomic workplace design. A new software that enables the consistent exchange of tool data finally links them to a digital Industry 4.0 system.
HAIMER’s DAC (Data Analyser and Controller) tool management system manages the exchange of target and actual values as well as other tool data between the individual tool room stations and establishes the connection to the corporate network. In combination with RFID data chips, which HAIMER tool holders can be optionally equipped with, or via QR or Data Matrix codes (which can be read out and evaluated by different systems via a scanner), the HAIMER DAC allows a clear identification of the complete tool. Through the network connection, it also provides additional tool data: assembly instructions, article numbers, stock adjustment, and 3D models. In addition, DAC supports the user in the analysis of production data and process optimisation.
Managing Director Andreas Haimer explained, “With the DAC, we want to make digitalisation in tool management feasible for small and medium-sized companies as well.” The concept is therefore scalable from small to large applications, and can flexibly be connected to existing presetting devices as well as various CAD/CAM or control systems.
Another highlight at the HAIMER trade fair stand is a robot cell with which tool presetting can be completely automated. It contains a tool trolley that is equipped with tool holders and tools. On a presetting device Microset VIO linear toolshrink, the tools are custom shrunk and preset. After cooling, the balancing quality of the respective complete tool gets checked. The completely assembled and tested tool is then stored on a second tool trolley and is thus released for use. The complete handling is done by a robot. Haimer pointed out that automation is meaningful and promising only “if the implemented hardware is 100 percent reliable. All of our products are so robust and designed for durability that they ensure maximum process reliability and are suitable for all types of automation.”
HAIMER also focuses on tool (clamping) solutions for turning. With HAIMER Duo-Lock and shrink fit collets for driven tools, the tool change can be realised in a highly accurate and reliable manner in the machine—resulting to reduced set-up times and thus leads to productivity leaps. The shrink fit collet range was extended by sizes ER 11 and ER 32. In order to optimise the tool change for shrink fit collets, a newly designed shrinking device will be presented at EMO Hanover, which masters the heating and cooling of the collets in different lengths easily.
There are also new tool holders for cutting tools, including the BT30 and BT40 tool holders with a face contact, that will contribute to even greater precision and process reliability, especially at high speeds.
HAIMER will be at Hall 4, Booth E16.
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