SOLUTIONS FOR SINGLE MOTOR MACHINES

Click on a selection tab to the left to display the features of our systems especially designed for Machining Centers, Transfer Line Stations, or any machine requiring the monitoring of only one motor.

All these units are available with different PLC interface capabilities including 24V discrete I/O, Profibus, Profinet, DeviceNet, Ethernet IP, and many others.

SINGLE MOTOR PRODUCT LINE

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WattPilote Single

WattPilote Single is the typical system to mount on a machining center. It monitors one motor (spindle or axis) and supports one CNC interface. Its memory can store data and specific parameters for up to 120 different tools. WattPilote Single can be installed in networked configurations for easy handling of the complete production line.

  • Maximum number of controlled machinings : 120
  • Minimum time of control : 0.07 sec.
  • Maximum time of control per cycle : 50 minutes
  • Reaction speed : 0.005 sec.
  • Stored machining curves : last 30
  • Stored graphical alarms : last 30
  • Stored event log and wear trend : last 65000
  • Power, derivative, energy control Simultaneous
  • Measurement accuracy 0.01% Available from 100W to 100 kW measurement range

WATTPILOTE TRANSFER

Monitors one motor (spindle or axis), supports one CNC interface and is commonly used on Transfer line stations or machines requiring few tools to be monitored. WattPilote Transfer can be installed in networked configurations for easy handling of the complete production line.

  • Maximum number of controlled machinings : 15
  • Minimum time of control : 0.07 sec.
  • Maximum time of control per cycle : 50 minutes
  • Reaction speed : 0.005 sec.
  • Stored machining curves : last 30
  • Stored graphical alarms : last 30
  • Stored event log and wear trend : last 65000
  • Power, derivative, energy control Simultaneous
  • Measurement accuracy 0.01% Available from 100W to 100 kW measurement range

Contact

WattPilote Contact

WattPilote Contact has been especially designed to be installed on machines requiring accurate detection of the contact point between the tool and the part. For example this system can be used for grinding gap elimination and for crankshaft or turbine balancing machines.

  • Maximum number of controlled machinings : N.A
  • Minimum time of control : 0.07 sec.
  • Maximum time of control per cycle : 50 minutes
  • Reaction speed : 0.005 sec.
  • Stored machining curves : last 30
  • Stored graphical alarms : last 30
  • Stored event log and wear trend : last 65000
  • Power, derivative, energy control Simultaneous
  • Measurement accuracy 0.01% Available from 100W to 100 kW measurement range

SOLUTIONS FOR MULTI-MOTOR MACHINES

Many applications require that more than one motor be monitored, such as turning machines or Rotary Transfer Lines where it’s sometime necessary to monitor multiple spindle and axis motors. Digital Way has developed a full range of monitoring units that perfectly fit to your specific requirements.

MULTI-CHANNEL SYSTEMS PRODUCT LINE

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Monitors two motors (spindle or axis), supports two independant CNC interfaces and is commonly used on twin-spindle machining centers. WattPilote Dual can be installed in networked configurations for easy handling of the complete production line.

  • Maximum number of controlled machinings : 120
  • Minimum time of control : 0.07 sec.
  • Maximum time of control per cycle : 50 minutes
  • Reaction speed : 0.005 sec.
  • Stored machining curves : last 30
  • Stored graphical alarms : last 30
  • Stored event log and wear trend : last 65000
  • Power, derivative, energy control Simultaneous
  • Measurement accuracy 0.01% Available from 100W to 100 kW measurement range

WattPilote Turning has been especially designed to monitor turning machines. On turning operations, it sometimes happens that monitoring only the power consumed by the spindle is not enough, because spindle acceleration may hide the cutting signal. In this case, it is necessary to also control the two axis motors. The three channels allow it to independently monitor the spindle motor and also the two axes of motion of the turret. WattPilote Turning can also be installed in networked configurations for easy handling of the complete production line.

  • Maximum number of controlled machinings : 120
  • Minimum time of control : 0.07 sec.
  • Maximum time of control per cycle : 50 minutes
  • Reaction speed : 0.005 sec.
  • Stored machining curves : last 30
  • Stored graphical alarms : last 30
  • Stored event log and wear trend : last 65000
  • Power, derivative, energy control Simultaneous
  • Measurement accuracy 0.01% Available from 100W to 100 kW measurement range

WattPilote Quad has been designed especially for four-spindle machining centers. The four channels may monitor simultaneous or independent motors. WattPilote Quad can also be installed in networked configurations for easy handling of the complete production line.

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  • Maximum number of controlled machinings : 120
  • Minimum time of control : 0.07 sec.
  • Maximum time of control per cycle : 50 minutes
  • Reaction speed : 0.005 sec.
  • Stored machining curves : last 30
  • Stored graphical alarms : last 30
  • Stored event log and wear trend : last 65000
  • Power, derivative, energy control Simultaneous
  • Measurement accuracy 0.01% Available from 100W to 100 kW measurement range

The WattPilote Rack is a multi-channel system especially designed for machines where multiple motors have to be monitored. This includes for example rotary transfer lines. This system is available from 2 to 8 channels mounted in a single rack. Multiple racks may be connected in a network to monitor special machines having more than 8 motors to control.

  • Maximum number of controlled machinings : 120
  • Minimum time of control : 0.07 sec.
  • Maximum time of control per cycle : 50 minutes
  • Reaction speed : 0.005 sec.
  • Stored machining curves : last 30
  • Stored graphical alarms : last 30
  • Stored event log and wear trend : last 65000
  • Power, derivative, energy control Simultaneous
  • Measurement accuracy 0.01% Available from 100W to 100 kW measurement range

SPECIAL APPLICATION SYSTEMS

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The WattPilote Milling is a special system combining power measurement and 3D acceleration sensing in order to provide tool breakage detection and unequaled protection to the machine for long-duration milling applications such as die and mold manufacturing.

 

 

WattPilote Overdrive is a special system designed to apply adaptive control to your machine. You program the desired power consumption for your application and the WattPilote will modulate the feed rate in order to keep a constant power value.