New Products: Position-Monitoring System

Oct. 9, 2008
The Ott/Jakob position-monitoring system watches machine-tool power drawbars for performance and wear.

An electronic analog sensor detects the position and attached electronics transmits data to the machine controller. The system indicates whether tools are clamped, unclamped, or not present, and monitors cycles and hours to increase tool-head accuracy and longevity. Because the units transmit information quickly to the onboard machine controls, it makes mechanical signal rings with inductive sensors obsolete.

Advanced Machine & Engineering
2500 Latham St.
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 316-5277

Sponsored Recommendations

The entire spectrum of drive technology

June 5, 2024
Read exciting stories about all aspects of maxon drive technology in our magazine.


May 15, 2024
Production equipment is expensive and needs to be protected against input abnormalities such as voltage, current, frequency, and phase to stay online and in operation for the ...

Solenoid Valve Mechanics: Understanding Force Balance Equations

May 13, 2024
When evaluating a solenoid valve for a particular application, it is important to ensure that the valve can both remain in state and transition between its de-energized and fully...

Solenoid Valve Basics: What They Are, What They Do, and How They Work

May 13, 2024
A solenoid valve is an electromechanical device used to control the flow of a liquid or gas. It is comprised of two features: a solenoid and a valve. The solenoid is an electric...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!