Piezoelectric cutting force dynamometer reduces tool design cost

Tucked away on a small Coventry industrial estate is Exactaform, a world leader in the design and manufacture of polycrystalline diamond (PCD) tooling for global aerospace and automotive markets. Design ingenuity combined with investment in staff and the best available machining and test equipment has built and maintained a reputation for delivering the highest quality tooling, quickly and reliably.

A recent addition to the R&D capability is a cutting force dynamometer based on a Kistler Instruments piezoelectric multicomponent force link set and amplifier. The force link set is installed in a bespoke force plate assembly machined in-house from solid stainless steel to exactly meet the needs of the R&D process.

General Manager Peter Raynor says: "We chose the Kistler force link set because it allows us to analyse the performance of new designs very accurately with excellent repeatability." A typical application is the determination of the optimum feed rate for the maxi-flute router with 12 teeth, an Exactaform exclusive, which achieves maximum performance by reducing the chip load per tooth. The maxi-flute router is designed specifically to deliver excellent surface finish and dimensional accuracy when machining difficult materials, including fibre reinforced composites (FRC), metal matrix composites (MMC) and aluminium. Using the Kistler equipped cutting force dynamometer; the design team are able to take full advantage of the 12-tooth design by optimising the feed rate for each material allowing the user to maximise productivity whilst benefiting from high surface finish and significantly increased tool life.

The outputs of the four Kistler force links are interconnected in a summing box to provide measurement of the three orthogonal forces (Fx, Fy and Fz) plus acquisition of the 6-component force and moment (Fx, Fy, Fz, Mx, My and Mz). The four sensors are mounted with ground isolation to eliminate ground loop problems. The rustproof set is protected against entry of splashing water and coolant and, when used with the special connecting cable, the set satisfies the requirements for IP67 moisture protection. With its output of around a thousand tools each week, the installation of the Kistler equipped dynamometer allows Exactaform to specify the best feed rate for each new design with total confidence whilst benefitting from a 20 per cent saving in tool design and development costs. As Peter Raynor says, "It's a win-win solution".

For more information about the piezoelectric multicomponent force link set and amplifier from Kistler, please visit the website at www.kistler.com.

Kistler Instruments Ltd

13 Murrell Green Business Park
London Road
Hook
RG27 9GR
UNITED KINGDOM

+44 (0)1256 741550

sales.uk@kistler.com

www.kistler.com

More from Kistler Instruments Ltd

Kistler launches world's first charge amplifier with IO-Link technology

Posted 2 months ago

Measuring vibrations at up to 1000° Celsius is no great shakes

Posted 3 months ago

Kistler launches KiDAQ modular data acquisition system

Posted 1 year ago

Kistler NCFE servopress offers advantages over other presses

Posted 1 year ago

Miniature force sensor for quasi-static and dynamic loads

Posted 1 year ago

Kistler acquires AMS for its Big Data expertise

Posted 1 year ago

Kistler launches KiDAQ modular data acquisition system

Posted 1 year ago

A quantum leap towards Smart Automation and Industry 4.0

Posted 2 years ago

New accelerometers monitor vibration at very high temperatures

Posted 2 years ago

Kistler launches world's first high-temperature accelerometer

Posted 2 years ago

MEMS single-axis accelerometer has wide frequency range

Posted 2 years ago

MicroDyn: the world's smallest cutting force meter

Posted 2 years ago

Accelerometer combines low noise with wide range from DC to 2kHz

Posted 2 years ago

Combined pressure and temperature sensor for composite moulding

Posted 2 years ago

Highly dynamic pressure sensor with 500kHz natural frequency

Posted 2 years ago

Kistler's digital charge amplifier sets a new standard

Posted 2 years ago

New digital industrial charge amplifier Type 5074A from Kistler

Posted 3 years ago

Kistler unveils new products at Space Tech Expo Europe

Posted 3 years ago

LabAmp 5167A with Fischer-connector and DynoWare from Kistle

Posted 3 years ago

Kistler Group acquires Vester Elektronik GmbH

Posted 3 years ago

Interplas paper to show cavity pressure monitoring developments

Posted 3 years ago

Sponsorship provides sensor technology for student motorsport

Posted 3 years ago

Kistler at Interplas 2017: ComoNeo, the next generation

Posted 3 years ago

Kistler Group acquires IOS GmbH

Posted 3 years ago

Miniature sensor for very low force measurement applications

Posted 3 years ago

Miniature triaxial accelerometer for high-temp applications

Posted 3 years ago

Kistler Instruments at Manufacturing & Engineering North East

Posted 3 years ago

A precision accelerometer for when it gets really, really cold

Posted 3 years ago

Piezoelectric strain sensor has fully digital charge amplifier

Posted 3 years ago

Control 2017: Kistler showcases cutting-edge testing technology

Posted 3 years ago

New pressure and temperature sensor for composite moulding

Posted 3 years ago

Kistler Group acquires Schatz Group

Posted 3 years ago

Production monitoring for zero defect output: free workshop

Posted 3 years ago

Dual-range, user-customisable sensor measures torque and speed

Posted 4 years ago

Thermoacoustic pressure sensors for harsh conditions up to 700 °C

Posted 4 years ago

Kistler to showcase latest technologies at Motek

Posted 4 years ago

Kistler Instruments at Sensors & Instrumentation 2016

Posted 4 years ago

Kistler's Correvit SFII sensor measures world record

Posted 4 years ago

Piezoelectric dynamometer for use in high-performance cutting

Posted 4 years ago

Rotating torque sensor has wireless signal transmission

Posted 4 years ago

Kistler at the Manufacturing & Engineering North East Show

Posted 4 years ago

New KiTorq torque measuring flange from Kistler

Posted 5 years ago

Kistler launches new Signal Conditioning Platform

Posted 5 years ago

M6 absolute pressure sensor with temperature probe from Kistler

Posted 5 years ago

Kistler to unveil new NCFR Joining Module at Motek

Posted 5 years ago

Kistler to unveil new ComoNeo process monitoring system

Posted 5 years ago

Kistler to showcase three product innovations at Motek 2015

Posted 5 years ago

Very small pressure pulses are no problem for new sensor

Posted 5 years ago

Three new Kistler products at Sensors & Instrumentation Show

Posted 5 years ago

New rotating dynamometer handles very high cutting force

Posted 5 years ago

Book now for free production monitoring seminar/workshop

Posted 5 years ago

Piezoresistive single-channel amplifier from Kistler

Posted 5 years ago

Portable reference shaker has selectable frequency and amplitude

Posted 5 years ago

Non-contact signal transmission for same cost as slip-ring types

Posted 5 years ago

New miniature low-level force sensor from Kistler

Posted 5 years ago

Measuring with piezoelectric sensors has never been so easy

Posted 5 years ago

Kistler Instruments and Toolex bring Hi Tech to hand presses

Posted 6 years ago

Kistler pressure sensors for ATEX zoned hazardous environments

Posted 6 years ago

Kistler extends its miniature triax accelerometer range

Posted 6 years ago

Kistler's calibration accelerometer uses innovative shear design

Posted 6 years ago

New Kistler charge amplifier module for NI CompactRIO

Posted 6 years ago

New products from Kistler at Automotive Engineering Show 2014

Posted 6 years ago

25 per cent discount on Kistler force-measuring seminars

Posted 6 years ago

Kistler at Sensors & Instrumentation Exhibition 2014

Posted 6 years ago

Kistler showcases production process control and monitoring

Posted 6 years ago

Battery powered reference shaker is self-contained and portable

Posted 6 years ago

25 per cent discount available on Kistler seminar bookings

Posted 6 years ago

Kistler strain sensors monitor welding of 'difficult' materials

Posted 6 years ago

Kistler sensors provide precision for testing impact protection

Posted 6 years ago

Acoustic emission sensor for condition monitoring

Posted 6 years ago

Miniature triaxial accelerometers can take the heat

Posted 7 years ago

Kistler press force sensors have switchable ranges

Posted 7 years ago

Cost-optimised electro-mechanical joining module from Kistler

Posted 7 years ago

Kistler torque sensor used in supercharger research

Posted 7 years ago

Kistler Instruments to lead seminar at Sensors & Instrumentation

Posted 7 years ago

Kistler KiTorq torque sensor has upgraded communication

Posted 7 years ago

One-day seminar: force measurement using piezoelectric sensors

Posted 7 years ago

K-Beam single-axis, sensitive accelerometer from Kistler

Posted 7 years ago

Kistler builds on success of maXYmos concept

Posted 7 years ago

Multi-component force plates for gait and balance analyses

Posted 7 years ago

maXYmos BL makes cost-effective quality assurance possible

Posted 7 years ago

Kistler KiTorq gets extended measuring ranges

Posted 7 years ago

Kistler upgrades its press force sensor range

Posted 7 years ago

One-day seminar - force measurement using piezoelectric sensors

Posted 8 years ago

Torque sensor revs up to 50,000 rpm and has two ranges

Posted 8 years ago

Precision assembly is key to novel fuel injection system

Posted 8 years ago

New differential pressure sensors from Kistler Instruments

Posted 8 years ago

New low-cost Kistler NC Electromechanical Joining Module

Posted 9 years ago

Safety module designed for semi-automatic joining systems

Posted 10 years ago

IP68 triaxial accelerometers with extended temperature range

Posted 10 years ago

Force sensors designed for production monitoring

Posted 10 years ago

PiezoStar accelerometers shown at Mtec 2010

Posted 10 years ago

Improved 3-component force links offer higher performance

Posted 10 years ago

Torque sensor flange can be installed from one side

Posted 10 years ago

Colour display is designed for industrial process monitoring

Posted 10 years ago

Ultra-sensitive sensor measures tension and compression

Posted 10 years ago

Non-contact torque sensors cost the same as slip ring types

Posted 10 years ago

Press-fit modules incorporate force/displacement control

Posted 10 years ago

Modular three-component dynamometer for machining forces

Posted 10 years ago

See Kistler's electromechanical joining module at Mtec 2009

Posted 12 years ago

Piezoelectric force sensors cope with production environments

Posted 12 years ago

Self-contained sensor monitors tool loading

Posted 12 years ago

Electromechanical joining module applies low loads

Posted 12 years ago

New electro-mechanical joining systems

Posted 12 years ago

Piezoelectric strain transmitter features integral amplifier

Posted 12 years ago

Clamping force tester aids spot welding quality

Posted 13 years ago

Enhance joint quality with force and torque monitoring

Posted 13 years ago

Mini-Smart torque sensor includes wireless data transmission

Posted 13 years ago

Miniature IEPE accelerometers offered with TEDS option

Posted 13 years ago

Force sensors suit press-fit monitoring applications

Posted 13 years ago

Kistler shows Mini-Smart torque sensor at Mtec 2007

Posted 13 years ago

Sensors monitor forces in clinching processes

Posted 14 years ago

Press force calibration sensors handle loads up to 8000t

Posted 14 years ago

More applications
15 hours ago
Modular safety relay claimed to be world first
Pilz says that its all-new myPNOZ is the world’s first batch size 1 safety relay
23 hours ago
Edge computing hardware and software choices for machine builders
RDS and AAEON offer machine builders an even greater choice of hardware and software to build high performance, integrated solutions for smart applications that require vision data to be processed at the edge
3 days ago
Certified Machinery Safety Expert course on 18th January
In conjunction with TÜV NORD, Pilz Automation UK is hosting its first CMSE Course of 2021. It starts on 18th January and lasts for four days
3 days ago
Improving communication with (and between) machines
Lenze has published a White Paper discussing PackML, a programming standard defined by OMAC, the Organisation for Machine Automation & Control. Here, Lenze's Marc Vissers provides machine builders with an insight into the paper
3 days ago
Danfoss buys Artemis Intelligent Power
Danfoss says it will allow them to begin the global commercial rollout of its Digital Displacement® pump technology, a disruptive low-carbon opportunity with applications in the industrial and off-highway markets
4 days ago
Quarter turn fastener that still turns heads
Automotive manufacturers are gradually making the transition from solely manufacturing vehicles to taking on more responsibility for the performance of a vehicle over its life cycle. As a result, OEMs are increasingly looking for ways to lower installation costs, and facilitate quick repeatable access to critical vehicle components in order to enable faster service calls
4 days ago
Wave spring or coil spring?
Simon Ward is Technical Manager at Uckfield-based fastener specialists TFC. Here he offers a machine designers a comparison between wave springs and round wire coil springs 
4 days ago
New course: Safety Design Incorporating EN ISO 13849-1/EN 62061
Pilz Automation UK says that this training course is designed to enable delegates to develop a greater understanding of the processes and standards related to safety control system specification, design and validation
5 days ago
Intelliconnect moves to larger factory as sales grow
Intelliconnect (Europe) Ltd has moved to a larger facility at the Corby Innovation Hub
5 days ago
ABB industrial robots get Wizard programming
ABB is expanding it Wizard easy programming tool to encompass its industrial robot range, saying that it makes robots easier to install, programme and operate without specialised training