KOMET GROUP has developed ToolScope, an assistance system which does more than monitor tool breakage and wear. It turns a machine into a production system with Industry 4.0 capability. The tool manufacturer presented the latest version, which is particularly impressive due to its flexibility and user-friendliness. For instance, customers can select the functions of KOMET® ToolScope entirely according to their requirements and can also operate the system using mobile terminals. KOMET® ToolScope monitors and records the machine's internal signals, such as the torque of a spindle or the feed force of an axis. It also detects events such as tool changes and machine stoppages. Using its knowledge of process identifiers such as range, tool, sequence number, etc., which can be read from the control system, the software is able to calculate parameters and deduce trends after the process is complete. In order to design ToolScope so that it offers the user as many added benefits as possible, the company has developed a number of apps.
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