Die protection module provides flexible sensor monitoring
Cieco Inc. has introduced a new product for its Automator II press controller. The die protection module for the controller now has up to 32 sensor inputs available, twice as many as previously offered, and provides users with flexible sensor monitoring capabilities.
Each of the 32 sensors can be programmed individually. Each bank of eight sensors can be programmed to be global. If a bank, for example, is programmed for part-out, end of coil, or stock buckle, and these setting are the same for each die run in the press, then this bank of sensors can be programmed globally (applied to each job), which eliminates repetitive programming for each tool programmed in the press.
The controller detects a sensor fault and displays the sensor name and type. The sensor fault is time-stamped and put into fault history for later date information sourcing.