Modular Electronic Unit for Multipoint Inspection Apparatuses
Production-integrated measurement is one of the central demands of modern manufacturing. Unlike a total measurement on a coordinate measuring machine in a separate room, special measuring apparatuses in the production department can minimize the duration of measurement and enable the operator to rapidly adapt processes based on the measurement results. At the same time, such measuring apparatuses—which can be designed as stations for statistical process control (SPC)—also serve for statistical evaluation of the measured values and thus permit a qualified process control. They can be equipped with a large number of differing measuring devices.
The following stringent requirements for the subsequent electronics can be met with the MSE 1000 modular electronic unit from HEIDENHAIN:
- Flexibility for adaptation to differing conditions of operations
- A variety of interfaces for connection of numerous measuring devices
- Fast communication with higher-level computer systems over Ethernet
- Outputs for controlling sorting switches, warning lamps, PLC, etc.
- Output of measurement results for documentation and further processing
The user installs the MSE 1000 as a series of modules and configures it for his specific requirements. The individual modules permit connection of incremental, absolute and analog measurands, the output of switch signals, and communication over diverse interfaces. In all, up to 250 axes or channels can be configured. In its basic configuration, the MSE 1000 consists of a power module and a basic module. It can be expanded by further modules as needed.
The MSE 1000 modules are easily mounted on a standard rail in a cabinet or on a mounting bracket (accessory). The individual modules are plugged onto each other and fixed together with a lock. This also connects the internal bus and the power supply. The module widths are selected so that the MSE 1000 is also suitable for a 19” housing.