Digital machining the easy way
12 July 2021
In manufacturing, even the smallest errors can cause high costs. To reliably prevent this, Sandvik Coromant offers digital machining solutions that provide workshops with "eyes and ears".
With the help of the CoroPlus range, consisting of innovative software and connected tools, it’s possible to optimise and prevent damage to the machine, tools and components – while also putting an end to unwanted production stops.
Digitisation opens up many new opportunities that overcome challenges, minimise loss of resources, time and data, and operate more profitably. For the digitisation of a manufacturing process to be a success, manufacturers should proceed step by step and in accordance with the available resources. With CoroPlus, Sandvik Coromant offers solutions for all steps in the value chain, from design and planning to networked machines and process monitoring.
Digital solutions and connected tools
Digital solutions can make an important contribution to process planning and preparation, programming, as well as tool and cost management. Based on the machining method, material and machine, Sandvik Coromant’s CoroPlus Tool Guide provides both tool and cutting data recommendations at one click.
In addition, the CoroPlus Tool Library, a digital tool database, eliminates the need to search catalogues or websites for the right tool data. The library provides access to catalogues containing digital tool versions and allows users to transfer complete tools directly into their computer aided manufacturing (CAM) system. As a result, total cost of cutting tools is significantly reduced.
When it comes to machining, Silent Tools Plus boring bars and Coromant Capto Plus toolholders are smart, sensor-based solutions that combine expert knowledge and manufacturing data to help increase productivity. Solutions that can communicate from machine to machine or from tool to machine are in high demand as they form the basis for the analysis and intelligent use of process data.
When, why and how often a machine has stopped can be difficult to determine, so digital solutions open up new possibilities for this issue. CoroPlus Process Control monitors machining processes in real time and intervenes with defined responses in case of deviations.
CoroPlus Machining Insights collects data, helps identify problems and provides insights needed to take the right actions to fix them. In this way, it’s possible to create an easy-to-implement transition to a digital way of working and to Industry 4.0.
The CoroPlus offering provides different ways of integrating digital manufacturing intelligence into the production process, encourages easy and quick process optimisation, and maximises machine utilisation and profits – all without major investments and the need to change processes.