Spindles, chucks, rotary and swivel tables
Spindles, chucks, rotary and swivel tables

We know what is needed for machine builders to lead

When it comes to machine builders, the one in the lead is the one whose offerings can closely match the requirements of their customers. Both in size scaling and in functionality.

To take advantage of these market opportunities economically, individual solutions are increasingly devised from modules and assemblies.

Such mechatronic components, which are made up of actuators and integrated sensors, must optimally perform their tasks even in limited space conditions. They are intelligent enough to adapt to very diverse installation situations and machine dimensions. In this way, they ensure valuable benefits for you in competition.

Application examples

  • Monitoring clamping distances with binary sensors

    Three inductive sensors for contactless clamping distance monitoring

    The solution

    Tools are typically clamped via conical geometries. With three BES inductive sensors, three states can be queried free of contact and thus free of wear: Unclamped, clamped without tool and clamped with tool.

    This form of clamping distance monitoring is especially suitable for larger strokes because the sensors are installed at a defined distance from each other.

    The features

    • Query three states (unclamped, clamped without and clamped with tool)
    • Without contact and therefore without wear
    • Especially suitable for greater strokes
    Metal machining, checking clamping distances on tools with binary sensors
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  • Monitoring clamping distances with a distance sensor

    The classic solution of continuously measuring clamping distance monitoring

    The solution

    If a conical outer geometry is present on the tool holder, movements transverse to the sensor axis can also be detected via a BAW inductive distance sensor.

    Such an arrangement is considered the classic solution for continuously measured clamping distance monitoring.

    The features

    • Detect movements transverse to the sensor axis
    Metal machining, monitoring clamping distances on tools with distance sensors
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  • Monitoring clamping distances with position measuring systems

    The classic solution of continuously measuring clamping distance monitoring

    The solution

    By linear position measurement, a clamping distance monitoring can be realized even with rotation of the clamping mechanics.

    In this context, the BIP inductive positioning system detects the position of a metal cam that moves laterally past the sensor.

    Depending on the requirement, we provide you with measurement systems having different stroke lengths.

    The features

    • Reliable clamping distance monitoring during rotation of the clamping mechanics
    • Measurement systems having different stroke lengths
    Metal machining, continuously measuring clamping distance monitoring
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  • Sending signals and data on swivel tables

    Rugged inductive couplers enable the reliable plugless transmission

    The solution

    If sensors and actuators are to be installed on the swivel table, BIC inductive couplers can adopt the plugless transmission of power and signals.

    As hermetically encapsulated contact-free slip-ring transmitters, they work especially reliably and are especially robust.

    The features

    • Plugless transmission of power and signals
    • Reliable and rugged
    Metal machining, transmitting signals and data to swivel tables
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  • Determining travel on rotary tables

    Compact, easily integratable position measurement encoder for precise rotary angle detection

    The solution

    The BML magnetic encoder from Balluff is best suited for precise rotary angle detection.

    By combining sensor and actuator in one assembly, it is especially compact. Thanks to its compatibility with all standard linear encoder inputs, it is easily integratable in your application.

    The features

    • Precise rotary angle detection
    • Very compact, easily integratable in your application
    Metal machining, determining paths on rotary tables
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  • Detecting piston position in clamping cylinders

    Inductive measurement principle for reliable position detection

    The solution

    Pressure-rated inductive sensors from Balluff are best suited for monitoring the clamping position of the hydraulic piston on swivel clamping elements.

    Their rugged designs with many variants very reliably detect the position on block cylinders.

    The features

    • Monitor the clamping position of the hydraulic piston
    • Rugged designs, great variety
    • Inductive measurement principle
    Metal machining, detecting piston position in clamping cylinders
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