Force-displacement measurement system introduced

September 13, 2010

Force-displacement measurement system introduced -

Kistler Instrument Corp. has announced the introduction of the DMF-P A310 Universal Type 4740A series, a high-precision force-displacement measurement system designed for monitoring electromechanical NC joining modules and their associated joining and pressing-in operations within assembly automation and other industrial process monitoring applications.

Designed to be directly compatible with the company's electromechanical NC joining module types NCFH, NCFN, NCFT, NCFS, and NCFB, the new series monitors joining and press-fit processes and associated characteristics with the aid of 32 programs. Each program offers up to eight adjustable tolerance windows, making it possible to keep track of parameters such as fitting forces, end points, or overloads with four-quadrant measurement capabilities.

The system also allows an operator to define critical parts of joining processes and to select from more than 30 different window types, such as end, joining, or inflexion point, while monitoring parameters such as threading force, end position, overload, variable windows, process speed, and measurement curve slope. Onboard storage capability is up to 100 curve memories and 1,000 measured value memories.

In addition, up to 16 position sets per program can be assigned, consisting of position, speed, and set relay in step or automatic mode to suit individual requirements.