Winterthur, August 2019 – The Piezo Tool System (PTS) is an innovative solution to monitor tools used in micro-turning processes. PTS measures the cutting force in real time to provide information about the cutting tool’s life expectancy. The benefits: production processes become more efficient, so costs and resources are saved.
The Kistler Group has collaborated closely with Paul Horn GmbH to develop the world’s only real-time solution for monitoring tools used in micro-turning processes. The Piezo Tool System consists of a piezo force sensor and analytical software. It measures the cutting force and tool load while the machine is in operation. Data obtained from the system supplies information about the life expectancy of the tool and/or the cutting inserts. PTS identifies defective cutting materials or tool breakages immediately – so scrap is reduced to the minimum.