TMAC

  • Tool Monitoring  Adaptive Control

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.

TOOL MONITORING


TMAC maximizes tool life by monitoring true power, not guessing with cycle count or time in cut.


  • Protects your CNC machine and tools
  • Determines when tools are worn or broken
  • Immediate machine stop and retract when a tool breaks to minimize damage
  • Remote notification of machine alarms
  • Scalable sensitivity for more accurate sensor resolution
  • Real-time data viewer
  • Click on any point in the viewer to inspect CNC axis positions and program line number
  • Time stamps all monitored events
  • Graphical display of cutting data for analysis
  • Excellent for unattended operation


ADAPTIVE CONTROL


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.


  • Automatically adjusts the feedrate for each tool to maintain a constant power in the cut
  • Eliminates the need for manual adjustment
  • Allows the tool to always cut at its optimum power and feedrate
  • Adjusts for varying cutting conditions
  • Potential cycle time savings of 20% – 60%
  • Reduces cost of consumable tooling by increasing tool life
  • Calculates tooth pass frequency to adapt to slow RPM cutters (under 1000 RPM)
  • Adjusts feedrates smoothly versus CAD/CAM programs that can only adjust per line in the program