Cost effective simple joining processes
13 October 2019
Kistler's NCFE servopress solution delivers cost effective simple joining processes. Compared to hydraulic or pneumatic units, the NCFE module is said to offer low energy consumption, simple handling and fast commissioning for applications in the range 10 to 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 monitoring and control of the entire joining process. Installation and handling are made much simpler, so machine builders can design custom systems which deliver low energy consumption and flexibility.
Comprehensive control guaranteed by the maXYmos NC system
The joining process is controlled by Kistler's maXYmos NC system, which evaluates and documents 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 boosting productivity for the entire manufacturing process.
Suitable joining system for every application
The Kistler NCFE module is said to offer significantly greater efficiency than hydraulic and pneumatic joining processes. Kistler says savings potential with the electrical process is about 77% as compared to hydraulic and about 90% to pneumatic processes. Further cost savings accrue from the minimal maintenance needs of the NCFE system and 100% quality control in real time virtually eliminating rejects during production.