The new Distectool by Schenck RoTec permits highly efficient balancing of tools
In modern production technology, the high requirements placed on precision and process reliability can frequently no longer be fulfilled using manually-balanced tools. At this year’s EMO in Milan, Schenck RoTec will therefore be presenting its new Distectool for the fully-automated balancing of tools and tool adapters in Hall 10. With this vertical balancing machine, the company provides a highly-efficient system solution for the serial production of precision tools.
Manufacturers of tools and tool adapters for production technology are likely to find the new Distectool by Schenck RoTec highly appealing. With this vertical balancing machine Schenck RoTec is offering an efficient system solution which is perfectly aligned to the economical balancing of small and large series of precision tools and adapters. The new Distectool is an attractive and compact complete solution especially designed for tool manufacturers wishing to convert the balancing process step from manual processing into an automated procedure. And this machine is particularly appealing, as Schenck RoTec has succeeded in combining the three central factors: high balancing precision, short cycle times and excellent price/performance ratio. The company will present its new machine at the EMO Milan (5th -10th October 2015) in Hall 10 at booth E14.
Ergonomic and safe
All operating elements on the Distectool as well as the measuring device with its touchscreen monitor are located on the main operating interface of the machine, which is within easy reach. The exceptionally short spindle distance supports the easy deposition of the tool or adapter to be tested. The working height is ideally dimensioned, and the obligatory protection device closes automatically over the work area. As soon as the workpiece is inserted, the entire balancing process runs fully automatically. The result is a precisely-balanced tool which fulfils the maximum requirements on accuracy.
During the development of the new Distectool, Schenck RoTec realised a modern, lightweight construction concept. Energy-efficient drives were used and no ineffective hydraulic and cooling systems were added. Therefore, the system only has a small footprint and can easily be integrated into existing production lines. In addition, it is designed as a crane hook machine, meaning that it is easy to relocate and can quickly be adapted to changing space requirements.
A precise result, quickly achieved
The new Distectool works using a measuring device of the Type CAB 870 from the Schenck RoTec portfolio. It permits users the simple, direct touchscreen input of tool data, and convinces with its logical-intuitive operating concept. Clear, unambiguous displays and operating aids guide Distectool users rapidly through the balancing process right up to the accurate result. Here the intelligent measuring device offers algorithms for the complex unbalance correction, different methods of result presentation, recording and documentation, and the option of evaluating statistical characteristics.
Schenck RoTec has created the overall concept for the new Distectool so that it is profitable to convert to an automated balancing process even for small tool or tool adapter series. The users are able to define the degree of automation themselves. Here the options range from the use of a handling system for loading and unloading right up to the combination with adaptive, collaborative robot systems.
The Distectool by Schenck RoTec fulfils all requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, valid since 2010, and is CE-certified. Its protective housing accords with the requirements in the ISO 21940-23:2012-09, Class C20 – Protection against flying parts.