The Crimp Force Monitor (CFM) or Analyser (CFA) has been at the heart of real-time quality control for many years, however, there has been an ever growing need for further monitoring of the process at the press, this mainly being material and tooling control. The G3+ crimp force monitor addresses these issues by using the powerful evaluation unit to eliminate external systems such as PCs at each press by combining all data collection requirements in one compact cost effective system.
The system has been designed to be easy to install and operate so any production down-time is kept to a minimum. The system is designed to start working in a factory from day one as it can be used the same way as a normal CFA. As more data becomes available, more of the system’s features can be enabled until a comprehensive control system is established.
Benefits of the G3+
Real-time analysis of all presses on the system can alert supervisors to any potential issues on the shop floor. Tooling tracking and maintenance control in accordance with TS16949, blocks presses from using incorrect, over-forced or out of maintenance tools. Audit Reports are available to show each tool’s maintenance history.