Tool development and assessment

Cutting force measurements optimize tools and materials

Cutting processes depend on many influencing factors. If the various items of equipment (the machine tool, the tool itself, the clamping device and the cooling lubricant) are not ideally matched to the process, the results will be unsatisfactory. Material machinability is another factor that impacts quality and cost-effectiveness. By using dynamometers to measure cutting forces, operators can develop, select and evaluate their tools, clamping devices, cooling lubricants and materials in line with their goals. The data collected can increase productivity and tool service lifetimes. 

Typical applications in tool development 

  • Optimization of tools and clamping devices under real world conditions
  • Evaluation of cooling lubricants
  • Determining the ease with which materials can be cut
  • Verifying simulations and process models
  • Establishing unique product features

Benefits of piezoelectric measurement technology

  • Individual cutting edge engagements are resolved, even at maximum speeds
  • Available in stationary or rotating versions, mobile use
  • One dynamometer measures three force directions and torque
  • Measurement range from micromachining to heavy-duty cutting 
  • Rugged and resistant to cooling lubricants (IP67) 
  • Compact design for easy integration and handling
  • Extremely durable thanks to piezoelectric measurement technology


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