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. Schenck RoTec therefore developed its new Distectool for the fully-automated balancing of tools and tool adapters. With this vertical balancing machine, the company provides a highly-efficient system solution for the serial production of precision tools.

04/11/2017

Fully Automated Balancing in Serial Production

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Fully automated balancing in serial production

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. Schenck RoTec therefore developed its new Distectool for the fully-automated balancing of tools and tool adapters. 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 aligned with 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

 

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 automatic. The result is a precisely-balanced tool which fulfils the optimal requirements on accuracy.

During the development of the new Distectool, Schenck RoTec realized a modern, lightweight construction concept. Energy-efficient drives were used and typical ineffective hydraulic and cooling systems were eliminated. Therefore, this system 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 boasts a logical-intuitive operating concept. Clear, displays and operating aids guide Distectool users rapidly through the balancing process right up to the accurate result. Here the intuitive measuring device offers proven algorithms for the complex unbalance correction, different methods for the display of results, recording and documentation, and the option of evaluating statistical characteristics all in one unit.

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 production. 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 integration of 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.