Setting process monitoring
Setting process monitoring involves an online evaluation of the tensile strength and traction course during the blind rivet setting process. The evaluation window can be configured with special set-up software. All of the components required for setting process monitoring to run are integrated into the tools. It takes less than 1 µs for a setting process to be evaluated and the result is displayed directly on the tool in the form of a red or green LED. In addition to this individual evaluation, the system also has a group evaluation for the component as a whole. The tool can store up to 260,000 pieces of setting process data, which can be accessed at any point. The system also detects error types and saves them ready for subsequent error analysis and rectification. The tools can be operated independently or integrated into a customer's own systems using the GESIPA®-Interface.
The GESIPA®-Interface has been developed in-house at GESIPA® on the basis of an embedded PC system. It features 24 digital inputs and outputs for communication with a PLC. Also amongst the features offered by the GESIPA®-Interface are options to connect a protocol converter for all current bus systems (via an RJ45 socket) and external storage devices as well as a USB port to enable data to be transferred speedily. An additional charge applies for this optional extra. The GESIPA®-Interface also has an SQLite process database, where the last 250,000 pieces of process data can be stored (e.g. with date, time, riveting point, process curve and evaluation). It is naturally backwards compatible, meaning it can be used with older models.
Optimum use of compressed air
Compressed air is used very often in industrial production because of its flexibility. It does, however, cause relatively high costs and its consumption damages the environment. These disadvantages are more than enough reason for GESIPA® to equip the TAURUS® tool series with a special technique that allows to save compressed air and is unique throughout the world. The GESIPA® System uses the compressed air required for the setting process twice. First, to set the blind rivet and secondly, to extract the spent mandrel. Dual use of the compressed air means no expensive, fresh compressed air is needed which other tools on the market constantly need just to extract the spent mandrel. And, last but not least, noise emission from the TAURUS®-tools is extremely low.
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Uwe Herth, Head of BU Equipment Manufacturer