Some call it a vision.
We call it a solution.
We take nature as our model. Clamping and gripping with precisely the required force. We call that “smarter clamping”.
To this end, we have developed clamping and gripping technology with integrated sensor technology.
For Röhm, Industry 4.0 is more than clamping and gripping technology with a cable. That’s why we have completely dispensed with the cable.
Röhm has an exclusive solution to manufacturing IO-link wireless solutions for clamping technology.
i as in Internet of Things.
The smarter clamping technology is made up of three components:
A clamping device for clamping and gripping with integrated sensors for measuring
A universal gateway.
The gateway forwards the data to the cloud.
The gateway is directly connected with the PLC of your machine tool via Profinet.
If you would like to know how your machine tool and your workpiece work together
USE CASE#1: MACHINING – THE TACTILE CLAMPING SYSTEM
Clamping forces can now be measured during machining in real time. Different physical influences applied to the clamping force are fully recorded. Evaluation of the data, either by the machine operator or an automatic evaluation, means machining processes can be set more precisely, reliably and efficiently.
If you would like to know when your clamping device needs lubrication, maintenance or repair
USE CASE#2: SERVICE – THE PREDICTIVE CLAMPING SYSTEM (1)
Clamping forces can now be continually measured. Evaluation of the applied forces over time and their comparison with incoming forces helps to anticipate any upcoming maintenance or repairs.
Use Case#1 – Tactile clamping system: Live on a CTX beta 1250 TC 4A from DMG Mori
The production of this component on a CTX beta 1250 TC 4A using smarter clamping at the Pre-EMO at DMG Mori in Pfronten .
If you would like to know when your tool is worn and needs to be replaced.
USE CASE#3: TOOL WEAR – THE PREDICTIVE CLAMPING SYSTEM (2)
The system continually measures clamping forces during machining. Applied centrifugal, cutting and feeding forces gives rise to characteristic clamping force patterns. Tool wear limits can be determined and upcoming changes anticipated by comparing these pattern series.
If you would like to know whether your clamping system – lathe chucks, steady rests, point centers – is precisely positioned.
USE CASE#4: SETUP – THE CLAMPING SYSTEM THAT HELPS WITH POSITIONING
The system already measures clamping forces before machining. Forces on the workpiece that are introduced in addition to those of the clamping device can be recorded by iJaw. Interfering influences on the machine tool can be identified and, if required, eliminated.
Smarter Clamping at the exposition EMO 2021 in Milan
- The iJaw, presented by Röhm’s Product Manager Dennis Wimmer, mounted on the Röhm Demonstrator at the exposition EMO in Milano.
- Production of a turbine blade with two iJaw sets on a main spindle and counter spindle on a M50-G Millturn from WFL Millturn Technologies.
If you would like to know whether the automated transfer to the clamping device has succeeded
USE CASE#6: AUTOMATION THE CLAMPING SYSTEM THAT KNOWS WHETHER THE WORKPIECE IS POSITIONED CORRECTLY
The system measures clamping forces before machining. If a workpiece is not correctly positioned in the clamping device, any unexpected clamping forces caused can be determined and the machining tool can react accordingly. This enables particularly automated feeds to be monitored reliably.