schunk itendoClick image to enlargeSchunk’s new iTENDO sensory toolholder monitors machining processes at high resolution at the tool to control cutting parameters in real time.

The acceleration sensor and electronics are integrated directly into the toolholder without affecting its other critical characteristics.

It records the metal cutting process, monitors previously defined exact limit values and—in the event of irregularities—enables real-time adaptive control of rotation speed and feed rate, among other measures.

Equipped with a sensor, battery, and transmitting unit, the intelligent toolholder records the data at the tool and transmits it wirelessly via Bluetooth to a receiver in the machine room, where it is forwarded by cable to a control and evaluation unit. In pilot applications, the intelligent mounting has proven effective for milling, drilling, countersinking and even deburring operations.

In a first step, SCHUNK is standardizing the iTENDO for the common interface HSK-A 63 with clamping diameters from 6 mm to 32 mm and a length of 130 mm. The sensory toolholder is suitable for the use of coolant and is designed for speeds of up to 10,000 RPM.

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