Servo press

Intelligent drives for smart manufacturing

Intelligent drives for smart manufacturing

Intelligent drives for smart manufacturing

At Motek, Tox Pressotechnik will show why its new servo press system is an ideal fit for smart production and how the update of the Tox software simplifies the operation of the Tox ElectricPowerDrive drives. In addition to live demonstrations, trade visitors will get an insight into the practice of eClinching - a process specifically for joining current-carrying components.

80 square metres full of innovations for joining, pressing and punching - this year's Motek appearance of Tox Pressotechnik is characterised by solutions for networked manufacturing. Among other components, this includes the new servo press system ElectricDrive Core. Behind this is a combination of drive, controller and software that can do even more than its predecessor: the plug-and-play-capable system is integrated more quickly thanks to the fieldbus, collects data and thus meets the requirements for predictive maintenance. In addition, its lean control architecture saves costs.

The heart of the system is the Tox-PowerModule Core. It is a servo inverter and the central intelligence of the drive control system in one and has a fieldbus interface through which it communicates with the higher-level control system. The system is operated by the user via the newly installed TOX software HMI 3.1, which combines parameterisation, operation, process monitoring, diagnosis and evaluation as well as quality data management. The user decides whether to install the software on his own PC or on one of the new Tox HMI panels. These are available in three sizes - 10.1, 13.3 and 21.5 inches - and will also be exhibited at Motek.

The PowerModule Core exchanges data with the EdgeUnit - a small box mounted directly on the servo drive. It collects all sensor data and passes it on to the PowerModule Core in bundled form. Tox Pressotechnik therefore calls it decentralised intelligence. Exactly how the interaction of software and drive works will be presented live at the company's stand in combination with the fast ElectricPowerDrive EXe-F. Also to be seen in operation: an EcoLine press with electric drive and the new Tox software HMI 3.1.

A topic that is becoming increasingly important in the course of the electrification of the drive train in the automobile is the connection of current-carrying parts. Tox Pressotechnik has specified its joining technology for this purpose, which has also been proven in automotive construction for a long time, and shows how eClinching enables permanently conductive connections, for example in busbars in battery modules. This technology has clear advantages over welding or screwing - the experts will explain which ones on site.

For users who appreciate the advantages of pneumohydraulic drives, Tox also has its power packs in its trade fair baggage. They are robust, energy-saving and generate forces of up to 2,000 kilonewtons. New control and process monitoring components complete the trade fair presentation.

Motek: Hall 3, Stand 413

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