Spindle growth monitoring

Spindle growth monitoring

February 27, 2020

Marposs Corp


Auburn Hills, Michigan – Marposs’ Artis GEMDS system uses data from a non-contact eddy current sensor to provide real-time monitoring of spindle elongation on machine tools due to temperature changes or other causes of displacement.

By detecting spindle anomalies in real-time, shops can prevent damage to the machine and avoid out of tolerance components, reducing scrap and improving productivity.

The GEMDS system consists of an eddy current sensor, an amplifier, a connecting cable, and the GEMDS monitoring module. It can monitor four sensor signals – one for displacement and three for temperature – providing real-time feedback on critical variations. It has a measuring range of 550µm and precision of ±0.2µm.

The GEMDS can function as an intelligent stand-alone solution installed on a mounting rail in the switch cabinet. All necessary interfaces are available for easy integration into existing controls, network environments, and Industry 4.0 solutions. As part of the Genior Modular product family, it can also be integrated into a Genior modular monitoring system for process monitoring purposes, making it a flexible solution that can adapt to changing needs.

The system can be managed by using eight different operating scenarios and five different static alarms for each scenario. The display and control software run on Windows (WIN 7/10) machine control panels or Siemens Linux systems (TCU). The software can be installed on 7” or 10” industrial PCs from Marposs or any Windows PC (WIN 7/10).