Brankamp monitoring systems for sheet metal processing (stamping, drawing, coining, piercing, blanking and bending) protect the machine and tool from overloads, detect process disturbances such as feed failures, rising slugs, punch or die breakage and support the operator in quicker machine set-up. If malfunctions occur, the units stop the machine early in order to prevent or minimize costly damage to the machine and improve the quality of the formed parts. Special equipment solutions for servo and multi station presses as well as precision stamping machines are available. By measuring the stop block forces, an automatic control of the ram adjustment can be realized to keep the quality of the produced parts constant.
Monitoring systems are an effective method to gain insight into the forming process and its stability, to detect production faults and quality deviations and, if necessary, to intervene in the machine to control it (ram height adjustment).
The detection of random, critical process faults such as rising slugs or material cracks during deep drawing can only be achieved by 100% monitoring of each individual stroke. In order to meet these requirements, Brankamp monitoring systems can ensure complete detection of each stroke, even up to the highest stroke rates (3,000 strokes/min). By integration of sensors directly into the machine or tool, suitable process signals (Stamping Force, Ultra Emission, Acoustic Emission, Distance, Binary) are measured and evaluated in detail by suitable monitoring methods. This prevents machine and tool overloads, increases the quality level and productivity of the machine and saves a lot of time during setup.
Our goal is to support our customers in achieving the highest productivity and manufacturing quality in the entire sector of sheet metal processing. The Brankamp monitoring systems are the key to efficient machine, tool and quality monitoring whenever millions of parts are produced monthly.