New system that automatically detects and aligns tools and blanks
For correct pre-positioning of tools and blanks prior to machining
For correct pre-positioning of tools and blanks prior to machining, WALTER offers a new Tool Vision System for all its tool grinding / eroding machines with robot loader. This system detects contact free, the orientation of the tool or blank, with e.g. brazed PCD plates on the front, sintered PCD veins or with cooling channels. The detecting is done automatically and during idle time. This means significant timesaving compared to the manual measurement method, eliminates human errors and avoids damage to the tool due to the non-contact method.
The Tool Vision System is permanently installed in the robot cell and available with two lenses. The one lens for tool diameter from 1.7 mm to 12 mm, the other lens for tool diameter from 6 mm to 32 mm.