Our Tool Monitoring Adaptive Control (TMAC) system protects your CNC machine while providing valuable information about your cutting process. TMAC reduces the high costs associated with broken tools, lost production, and rejected parts by effectively measuring tool wear in real time. It operates on the principle that the power required to cut a part increases as the tool’s cutting edges deteriorate. The “Adaptive” control feature of TMAC reduces cycle time and optimizes cutting time under changing cutting conditions to improve tool life.
TMAC maximizes tool life by monitoring true power, not guessing with cycle count or time in cut.
Adaptive Control regulates feedrates to maintain a constant spindle motor power for optimum cutting and reduced cycle time. TMAC automatically increases the feedrate with low power conditions, and decreases the feedrate with higher power cuts and as tools wear.