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CNC Sensor Analysis System

DTect-IT combines high-precision sensor technology with advanced analysis capability to detect and (depending on the application), correct anomalies occurring in the machining process. Using a multitude of sensor options, the user can monitor specific parameters to alarm and signal the CNC when irregularities are present. All data is recorded and accessible in the historical viewer to analyze and trend data over time. 

System Overview

The DTect-IT sensor analysis system supports countless applications with its numerous sensor options and analysis combinations.

  • Operates on any Windows PC with an available USB Port
  • Runs standalone or easily integrates with the CNC control
  • Multiple analyses can run simultaneously from a single sensor
  • Graphing and monitoring can be initialized from the user interface or the CNC control
  • Ideal for monitoring up to 4 tools
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Sensors

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DTect-IT works with multiple sensors, including:

  • Vibration
  • Strain
  • Power
  • Analog
  • Roughness Gauge
  • Scanning Probe
  • Audio

A single sensor can be set up to run multiple analyses.

Sensor Specifications

Analysis Types

The various analysis types allow the user to analyze their CNC machine and interrogate sensor data on multiple levels.

Analysis types include:

  • Limit Analysis
  • Spindle Bearing Analysis
  • Fault Detection
  • Frequency Analysis
  • Signature Analysis
  • Data Collection Analysis
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DTect-IT Applications

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Bearing Analysis

Using a vibration sensor attached to the spindle, DTect-IT can accurately assess the health of the spindle bearings.

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Signature Analysis

Using the signature analysis mode, DTect-IT learns the entire path (signature) of a cut using any sensor type.

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Surface Roughness Detection

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Probe Surface Scanning

Other Prominent Applications

  • Tool Wear And Breakage

    Tool Monitoring

  • DTect-IT displacement detection

    Temperature and Displacement

  • DTect-IT Collet Camp Force Detection

    Collet Clamp Force Detection

  • DTect-IT Tool Health Check

    Tool Health Check

Bar Feeder Vibration Detection

Eliminate scrap and reduce spindle damage due to excessive vibration!

  • When excessive bar feeder vibration levels are detected, DTect-IT will automatically signal the CNC to reduce spindle RPM until the vibration levels are acceptable to make good parts
  • If RPM has to be reduced too much and parts cannot be cut, an alarm can be generated to inform the operator to stop the machine and remove the bar

Data Viewer

All monitored data is stored and can be accessed via the DTect-IT Viewer for inspection, review, and analysis.

  • View chart files
  • Trend sensor data over time for predictive maintenance
  • Export data for advanced analysis
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Technical Specifications

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All Caron Engineering products include the MTConnect protocol communications which allows us to provide meaningful data to any supervisory software, for real-time data sharing.

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