Kistler is launching the NCFE servopress that is designed for simple joining processes, delivering a cost-effective alternative to conventional pneumatic or hydraulic systems.
Compared to hydraulic or pneumatic units, the NCFE module offers impressively low energy consumption, simple handling and fast commissioning for applications in the range 10-80kN.
The NCFE module is a cost-effective, off-the-shelf joining system using integrated sensor technology that gives users the benefit of complete end-to-end control and monitoring of the entire joining process. Installation and handling are made much simpler, so machine builders can design custom systems featuring low energy consumption and flexibility.
Kistler's maXYmos NC system controls the joining process, evaluating and documenting the force/displacement curves for joining and press-fit processes in conjunction with the joining modules and the matching IndraDrive servo amplifier. The patterns of measurement curves can be used to monitor the quality of a single production step, a sub-assembly or an entire product, with control in real-time via SERCOS III. The benefits of optimal cycle times can be achieved with maximum repeat precision. Downtime is minimised and machine availability is increased, thereby boosting productivity for the entire manufacturing process.
The Kistler NCFE module offers significantly greater efficiency than hydraulic and pneumatic joining processes. Savings can be around 77 per cent compared with hydraulic and around 90 per cent compared with pneumatic processes. Further cost savings accrue from the minimal maintenance needs of the NCFE system and 100 per cent quality control in real-time, virtually eliminating rejects during production.
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