Kistler was promoting its online and offline force monitoring sensors and systems, as well as its recently introduced torque sensors, at the 2007 Fastening and Assembly Solutions Exhibition. Although the products are suitable for a wide variety of applications, Kistler was emphasising to the exhibition visitors how they can enhance joints assembled using presses and threaded fasteners.
Data from the load and torque sensors can be processed locally using the Kistler CoMo Net or CoMo View process monitoring systems. In addition, the data can be transmitted to a centralised production monitoring and control system. Both of the systems can output a signal that can be used to activate a 'reject' mechanism in the event of an operation being outside the acceptable tolerance bands.
Unlike periodic testing of fastener systems, continuous monitoring can prevent faulty assemblies from being passed to the next stage in production or to the end customer. This helps to minimise the need for manual QA inspections, enhances overall productivity and minimises production costs.
More information about the torque and force monitoring sensors and data monitoring systems can be requested directly from Kistler by emailing email@example.com.