Introducing the new SafeLink Wireless Monitoring System from Enerpac
The SafeLink monitoring system is a world class wireless solution that enables operators of machining centers to monitor fixture pressure and clamp position in real time even when parts are being machined. The system can also be used to verify that the operator has properly pressurized the fixture before it is sent inside the machining center. If the fixture pressure or clamp position is lost, the SafeLink system enables the machine control to initiate the appropriate action, which can include alarming or interrupting the machining process, before expensive damages occur.
SAFE LINK system consists of 2.4 GHz wireless radios to allow a SEND unit mounted on the fixture to communicate with a RECEIVE unit that interfaces with the machine control to monitor fixture pressure or clamp position at all times. A pressure switch for pressure monitoring or a limit switch for position sensing is typically used with the SEND unit. The RECEIVE unit communicates with the machine control though a standard 24 VDC output and Modbus RTU RS-485 communication protocol- An Ethernet TCP/IP communication option is also available.