The Machine Monitoring System (MMS) is part of Schuler’s Smart Press Shop. The company says that an integral part of the MMS is the intelligent diagnostics, which automatically archives and evaluates physical variables and control states when specific events occur. This is designed to enable rapid fault analysis.
The state monitoring function monitors the system at regular intervals for damage and wear, using torque curves and structure-borne noise analyses, for example. So components are replaced when they have actually reached the end of their life, and not based on operation time.
With process monitoring permanent logging of parameters such as press force or vibration progression enables a cycle-accurate response in real time, claims Schuler. Energy monitoring involves recording and evaluating all measured variables that are relevant for energy efficiency and network quality. All quality-relevant data is recorded and archived for each part produced.