Kistler Instrument Corp (www.kistler.com) has introduced the DMF-P A310 Universal Type 4740A, a new force-displacement evaluation unit intended for electromechanical NC joining systems. The product is a development of the DMF-P A300 NCF Type 4734A, which has been proven effective in complex industrial joining processes.
The enhancements have centered on speeding up and optimizing system commissioning for faster installation but lower cost. The EtherNet/IP master, which replaces four cables, substantially reduces installation and cabling work. Through its functionality, the DMF-P A310 Universal can directly control and operate the servo controller. Cycle times are shortened by faster data transmission even at program changeovers. During commissioning, the system can still be operated even if the master control system is not fully functional. Its integral control facilitates easy and quick installation of all common control systems with no any special function block. For this purpose, other optional fieldbuses like ProfiNet IO, DeviceNet and EtherNet/IP are available. The system is available with a Profibus interface as standard.
The sequence control of DMF-P A310 Universal offers “Service”, “Move” and “Automatic” mode. Through adjustable windows, the system effectively monitors joining and press-fit processes. The system also makes it possible to monitor parameters, such as end points, overloads or fitting forces in automated joining processes. It also features an evaluation window for functions like break-up point, as well as provides the station control system with the evaluation result either in the form of an OK signal, NOK signal, set points or measurements.
The company provides the new system with remote connectivity through Ethernet to support the use of DMF-P series of force-displacement evaluation units.