We would like to introduce the, Tool Verification System (TVS-A) from Amasst Inc. The TVS-A sensor works in any CNC machine and automatically measures the type and length of tool prior to a cutting operation. If the type or length of tool do not match the values specified by the machine's cutting program (due to wrong tool, broken tool or wrong tool length), the TVS-A sensor automatically sends an alarm to the machine enabling it to shut down before damage is done to either the part or the machine. All this occurs in ~1 second with a database of up to 10,000 tools. Quoted length measurement accuracy is <1mm with demonstrated accuracy to ~0.15mm on average.
The TVS-A can be installed quickly by our certified installer and it operates in the background with no operator training necessary. The database of tools is automatically generated and the entire set-up process is nearly transparent to the users.
Once operating, the TVS-A can be connected to a PC directly or through a network in order to acquire performance statistics on the machine. Users can track a historical database of usage rates on the machine by time (shift), error rates, number of prevented crashes, amount of machine down time, tools with the most frequent breakage, etc...
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