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Sensors for Monitoring Machine Tool Spindles

Eliminate the guesswork, use vibration trends to change tooling efficiently

Vibration monitoring of machine tools is useful for the analysis of tool life, tool integrity, part quality and preventing unexpected tool failure causing unscheduled downtime. Machining processes, like cutting, generate very high levels of vibration, therefore a 100 mV/g accelerometer or less is always recommended. Furthermore, cutting operations often leave the accelerometer exposed to large amounts of cutting fluids and razor sharp chips and metal scrap. To prevent damage, it is always recommended to utilize a sensor with integral armor jacketed cable in this environment.