Brankamp monitoring systems protect automatic forging machines and tools from overloads, detect process disturbances, improve the quality of the produced parts and support the operator in the fast machine setup. In case of production problems (e.g. double loaders or ejection errors), they stop the warmformer early in order to prevent or minimize costly consequential damage to the machine, tool or transfer. Typical quality defects on forged parts (e.g. insertion-, pierce- or transfer failures etc.) that often occur individually and randomly on work pieces trigger the sorting device without interrupting the production. The failure detection is carried out by a 100% in-process monitoring of all produced parts that are produced on automatic forging machines.
Monitoring systems are an effective way to gain insight into the process and its stability, to detect production faults and quality deviations and, if necessary, to intervene in the machine in a controlling manner (sorting). Deformation failures on forged parts can occur during insertion, forming or ejection. By mounting sensors to the machine frame, to single forming stations, to the transfer or bar stop, process signals can be measured and evaluated using suitable monitoring methods. This prevents machine and tool overloads, detects quality defects, increases the efficiency of the machine and saves a lot of time during setup.
Our goal is to support our customers in achieving maximum productivity and manufacturing quality of forged parts. Brankamp monitoring systems are the key to efficient machine, tool and quality monitoring when millions of parts are produced every month.