Visual Die Protection is a system that utilizes cameras and intelligent software to monitor the production process. This system detects unexpected causes of trouble and halts the press, allowing you to prevent die damage and the ensuing costs. For example, if a foreign body, even just a scrap of sheet metal, is detected in the die, the press will stop automatically so that there is no chance of the object being pressed into active surfaces of the die, let alone the die breakage. By integrating additional cameras, the system can also be expanded to monitor the scrap chutes and other areas of the machine, for example. This means that Visual Die Protection delivers increased process reliability for your production operations. Especially where just-in-time supply chains with small inventories are used, you can safeguard your ability to supply while also increasing the uptime of your systems.
Up to eight monitoring functions can be configured to achieve greater process stability in production. By monitoring different segments or process steps, Visual Die Protection is able to cover a number of problem sources and thereby prevent unanticipated malfunctions. Not only does this reduce your probability of downtime, it also ensures safe operation of your systems.
The monitoring functions included range from part position verification, foreign body detection, and in-process checks to the targeted monitoring of critical die functions with increased precision.
You know the situation: a disturbance occurred during the night shift. When trying to trace the disruption and its cause, you reach your limits. The VDP Analyzer provides a remedy: it offers convenient access to historical image series and data for detailed analysis of your production process, thus contributing to the continuous improvement of your processes and error prevention.
There’s no question that Schuler stands behind its products. It’s also something that customers and experts in the industry can attest to. Household appliance manufacturer Neff, based in the town of Bretten in Germany’s Baden region, purchased the die monitoring system and has reported a positive experience so far. See for yourself:
“Innovate. Transform. Complete.” Under this motto, more than 60 industrial companies have submitted their application for the Microsoft Intelligent Manufacturing Award 2020. With Visual Die Protection, Schuler has made it to the finalists.
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