An early warning system for production

Winterthur, 17 July 2018 – Piezoelectric strain sensors from Kistler safeguard machines against overload and help to achieve precise monitoring of the stresses on tools in produc-tion sectors where technologies such as punching, forming and joining are used. Simple installation and wide measuring ranges make these sensors ideal for retrofitting on existing plants.

With advances in digitization as we move towards Industry 4.0, sensors are gaining more and more ground in industrial manufacturing – even conquering sectors where the processes are mainly me-chanical. Examples include punching and press-fit technologies as well as forming and joining processes. When the aim is to increase the options for monitoring processes such as these, strain sensors are an excellent solution: they can either be mounted directly on the machine or integrated into tools as measuring pins.

Anything but superficial

Piezoelectric (PE) surface strain sensors from Kistler deliver high-resolution measurements of the strain in a structure. The strain is transmitted to the measuring element as a shear force, via static friction. Measurements feature long-term stability (with no creep), and these rugged sensors are protected against overloading (degree of protection: IP67) and resistant to interference from disturbance variables such as temperature influences.

Thanks to their extremely compact design, the sensors can be fixed directly onto the machine in the appropriate position with just one screw. If irregular force peaks occur, they are registered immedi-ately with no risk of the sensors themselves being damaged – in case of overload, they 'slide' on the surface until the strain is relieved. It makes no difference whether the forces occurring are very small or very large – thanks to their high natural frequency and wide measuring range, these sensors can cope with both. Piezoelectric surface strain sensors from Kistler therefore act as an early warning system, delivering effective machine protection that helps to reduce costly downtime.

Tool monitoring made easy

Sometimes there is also a requirement to obtain valuable process data on individual assembly steps. To meet this need, Kistler also offers strain sensors that can be integrated directly into the tool as measuring pins. This option offers effective monitoring and optimization for applications in punching and forming technology, among others. Kistler's highly sensitive measuring pins detect the smallest deformations of the material, even under highly dynamic and quasi-static loads.

Integration in the tool requires a cylindrical bore hole in which the measuring pin is preloaded with axial or radial alignment. In this way, extension and deflection can be measured either longitudinally or transversely to the sensor. Measuring pins are mainly used where the conditions are not suitable for a measurement on the surface, or the installation space is very limited.

Digital signal evaluation simplifies the measurement chain

As from the start of this year, Kistler is offering the 5074A charge amplifier which digitizes PE signals: for the first time ever, users can now integrate any desired piezoelectric sensors into the control environment. Thus, customers now have the opportunity to connect PE strain sensors with the machine control via Industrial Ethernet. There is no longer any need for the detour via an analog evaluation system, and networking with higher-level systems is simplified – a quantum leap towards Industry 4.0 and the industrial Internet of Things.

For more information on strain sensor technology from Kistler, visit:
https://www.kistler.com/en/applications/industrial-process-control/process-monitoring-forming/

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Email: simone.koch@kistler.com

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