Tool monitoring (in-die sensing)

For the purpose of positioning the workpieces precisely and controlling the process, the IM18, IM08, and IQ05 inductive sensors use three different housing styles (flat, round or rectangular) to detect features such as edge position and punched holes at several points. The IQ10 inductive proximity sensor detects the limit stop on the guide punch to verify that the tool has closed correctly. The Inspector vision sensor continuously checks the punched contours during the process. Irregularities during the punching process are identified early, which minimizes consequential damage to the tool and rejected material.

  • Following product families can be used
    • Types: 5 mm x 5 mm x 25 mm or 8 mm x 8 mm x 40 mm
    • Extended sensing ranges: 0.8 mm to 4 mm
    • Electrical configuration: DC 3-wire
    • Enclosure rating: IP 67 or IP 68
    • Temperature range: –25 °C to +75 °C
    • Tough VISTAL™ housing
    • Thin version with 270° output state display
    • High-speed positioning, inspection and measuring
    • Powerful “object locator” tool, independent of position, rotation and scale
    • Unique, interchangeable housing design supporting dome and various optical accessories
    • Simple step-by-step configuration in PC including emulator
    • Easy-to-use operator interfaces
    • Flexible machine and HMI design interfaces