Process analysis and optimization

Cutting force measurement – the effective way to analyze and optimize processes

Machining of increasingly complex geometries and challenging materials makes process design more complex. By measuring the cutting forces during machining, operators can verify and optimize process quality and cost-effectiveness. Piezoelectric technology integrated into every Kistler dynamometer delivers high-precision measurements with force resolution down to each individual tool cutting edge. 

Typical applications in process analysis and optimization 

  • Analyze cutting processes, with targeted troubleshooting 
  • Compare and develop machining strategies 
  • Identify unfavorable cutting situations 
  • Identify unused potential: tool life and productivity
  • Identify influences due to different material batches 

Benefits of piezoelectric measurement technology

  • The high rigidity and natural frequencies make it possible to identify the engagement of individual cutting edges
  • Measurement of 3 force directions and torque
  • Measuring range extending from micro and heavy duty machining
  • Robust and coolant-resistant (IP67)
  • Easy to integrate and handle thanks to compact design
  • Exceptionally durable


  • Turning, milling, drilling, sawing, tapping, broaching, hobbing, and many others
  • Grinding, honing, polishing and many others
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