ForceCheck gauges from TAC Rockford are for preventive maintenance on machine tools, such as the power draw-bar spindle interface, chucks/turning-centers, and other machining applications. Since some spindles and turning-centers are standard, and other force measuring requirements might be unique, we offer an expansive product line of gauges to suit the needs for anyone in the machine tool industry.
Turning-center force sensors are designed to measure the holding force of clamp jaws on chucks. This allows manufacturers to make critical adjustments, and improve repeatability and workpiece quality. The wireless version of the chuck force gauge is able to measure RPM along with force.
For more advanced features, such as graphing and testing multiple machines as part of a preventive maintenance plan, a tablet that universally connects to any ForceCheck sensor is also available. Contact us for more specifications and details on advanced machine force measuring.
With the ForceCheck collet force gauge, the clamping forces on collets and hydraulic tool holders can be measured to obtain accurate machining specifications while fulfilling ISO standard requirements. Available in complete sets for 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 10 mm, 16 mm, 20 mm, 25 mm and other diameters.
Clamping force measuring gauges for pallets are intended to quickly measure the holding force of individual clamping heads. Pallet clamping adapters are per-application based, and are fitted according to the specifications of the customer's pallet system. Clamping adapters can be or have been provided for various pallet systems: BERG, Rohm, Mazak, OTT, Schunk, Erowa, and others.
The machine-integrated drawbar force gauge automates drawbar force measurement. With a wireless force sensor stored in the tool changer, a machine can periodically automatically check the drawbar without stopping production. Drawbar force is returned to the machine control via a wireless receiver, automatically alerting the operator if insufficient force is detected.
The ForceCheck wireless drawbar force gauge is based on the same technology as the industry-leading ForceCheck gauge. With the added convenience of wireless operation, larger machines and hard-to-reach spindles are easier to check. In addition, the unit offers the optional capability of data logging on a USB stick.