X-Y monitor offers versatility and low cost

The maXYmo BL X-Y monitoring system from Kistler for manufacturing process monitoring and product testing offers high performance, flexibility and a colour touchscreen user interface all for a starting price of around £1,200.

Available in panel mount and worktop versions, the maXYmo BL can evaluate a production step or product test on the basis of a curve of up to 8,000 pairs of X-Y values derived from piezoelectric or strain gage sensors on the Y-channel, and potentiometer sensors on the X-channel. The system monitors the process by the relationship between the X-Y curve and the evaluation objects that have been set by entering numerical values or by dragging and dropping on the touch screen user interface. Up to four UNI-BOX, ENVELOPE CURVE, LINE or NO-PASS type evaluation objects can be allocated for each measurement program or curve to generate OK or NOK (not OK) results.

The maXYmo BL provides a wide range of functions for standard X-Y monitoring tasks. Each evaluation object can be aligned relative to absolute or dynamic reference points. Two real-time outputs can be allocated to either the X- or the Y-channel and used for simple control functions. Current and historical warning messages and alarms, a diagnostic memory for recent curves and a bar chart for finding the sources of NOKs to facilitate traceability in the event of problems are also included. The maXYmo BL provides 16 measurement programs for 16 different types of parts.

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