Sensor inputs added to press controller for more flexible monitoring
Cieco Inc. has announced that the die protection module of its Automator II press controller now has up to 40 sensor inputs available. That's more than twice as many as originally offered and provides users with more flexible sensor monitoring capabilities, the company states.
Each sensor can be programmed individually. In addition, if a bank of eight sensors is programmed for part-out, end of coil, or stock buckle, and the settings are the same for each die run in the press, then that bank of sensors can be programmed globally (applied to each job), which eliminates the repetitive programming for each tool in the press.
When the press controller detects a sensor fault, it displays the sensor name and type. The sensor fault is time-stamped and put into fault history for later date information sourcing.