More Than Measurement

TI-2 is the system for precise and automated dimensioning of punches and also for die bore wear assessment, which is based on the latest technological developments in the field of optical measurements.

The patented algorithm for combining the simultaneous measurement of the synchronous movement in the XY plane enables the determination of the geometric parameters of the most complex pressing parts.

Moreover, the presence of a dedicated video system with a resolution of 5 Mpix, on the one hand allows for the facilitation of optical Quality Assessment of the tools and opens the path to perform the automatic dimensioning of multi-tip punches and die wear assessment.

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Measurements performed without the risk of damaging punches
Thanks to the fully automated measurement process, there is no risk of damaging the head, the bowl or another element of the punch and the die.

Quicker and more precise measurements - just one click away
Ti-2 conducts the measurements in real-time, simultaneously saving the dimensions, automatically, directly in the database. Adoption of this solution means that the tool inspection time is considerably shorter than in the case of traditional measurements.

Minimized number of tablets rejected due to improper weight
Based on the results obtained, the Ti-2 measurement machine allows to automatically steam single and multiple punches. Tool pairing allows achieving an optimized pressure value, translating directly into a reduction in losses caused by tablets rejected due to weight-related non-conformities.

Precise engraver measurements
We have equipped the Ti-2 with a camera and image analysis algorithms making it possible to measure the engraver positioned on the punch bowl. Such an approach considerably mitigates the risk of producing defective items and batches of products. Engraver measurements are performed with the precision of up to 1 μm. Importantly, the user can define their own tolerance limits.

Determination of permissible engraver wear levels
Thanks to the fact that the engraver or other elements of the bowl are measured based on the contactless method, the user is capable of defining the permissible height of engravers used on punching dies, and may then compare the results obtained with such definitions. Such an approach eliminates the risk of using punches that fail to meet the applicable standards in regular production.

Report and image archives
The fact that reports and images showing the technical condition of the punches are archived means that the process of their wear may be investigated on an on-going basis. This enables the user to perform a long-term analysis of the condition of compression tools, and serves as an invaluable source of knowledge should potential defects take place.

Full-scale automation with the use of a robotic arm - optional.
The entry-level model of the measurement machine may be equipped with a robotic arm, additionally optimizing the process of inspecting compression tools, as the tool is automatically fed into the measurement chamber.

We provide our clients with everything they need for professional, precise measurements:

  • precise measuring machine,
  • reliable software,
  • training and technical support.

 

TI-2 is the system for precise and automated dimensioning of punches and also for die bore wear assessment, which is based on the latest technological developments in the field of optical measurements.

The patented algorithm for combining the simultaneous measurement of the synchronous movement in the XY plane enables the determination of the geometric parameters of the most complex pressing parts.

Moreover, the presence of a dedicated video system with a resolution of 5 Mpix, on the one hand allows for the facilitation of optical Quality Assessment of the tools, and opens the path to perform the automatic dimensioning of multi-tip punches and die wear assessment.

BASIC PARAMETERS Of THE MEASURING MACHINE:

  • fully automatic measurement regardless of the complexity of the tool
  • non-contact measurement with a resolution of 0.001mm for punches
  • non-contact and tactile measurement of wear with a resolution of 0.001mm for dies
  • camera with autofocus and 5 Mpix resolution with illuminator and controllable power and wavelength
  • dedicated, built-in controller of the measuring machine with communication interface USB 2.0

BASIC PROPERTIES OF THE SOFTWARE:

  • Basic parameters of the measurement machine

    • Fully automated measurement process, regardless of the degree of complexity of the tool,
    • Contactlesspunch and die measurement with the resolution of up to 0.001 mm
    • A 5-megapixelcamera with automatic focus and an adjustable intensity light source,
    • Integrated controller with a USB 2.0 communication interface.

    Key software characteristics

    • .NET Framework-based open architecture
    • Compatible witha personal computer with Windows 10.
    • A simple and intuitive user interface.
    • Automaticrecording of CAD files for the measuring tools.
    • Saving protocols supporting personalization and exporting of data to Excel and PDF files.
    • Maximumresolution camera view, ability to control the position of the punch
      or die on the screen with the mouse. Ability to save image files.
    • Upper and lower punch pairing functionality to create pairs offering the smallest 
      differences in the thickness of tablets.
    • An application enabling to add the language interface required.
    • Open architecture allowing to expand the range of the machine’s capabilities by installingnew measurement libraries.

     

    Measuring capabilities

    The machine is delivered with the basic measurement libraries for punches and dies complying with the following standards: EU-B, EU-D, TSM- (IPT) -B, TSM- (IPT) -B2, TSM- (IPT) -D, FETTE EU1 441, PHARMA, 20/28, ST-328-2, 25/32. 25/32 SLOTTED, FS12 and multiple tools without any multiple-related restrictions.

The entry-level punch library makes it possible to perform the following measurements: 

  • overall length (L0), 
  • working length (L1), 
  • bowl depth (L0-L1),
  • longer and shorter axis of non-round punches and diameter of round punches, core diameter (d1, d2),
  • head diameter - diameters permitted under the following standards: 20/28, 25/32, 25/32 slotted
  • and Pharma(d3). 

 

The height of the engraver and the divider line at each location of the punches’ working element may be measured as well.

The entry-level die library allows assessing the shape and the quality of the internal opening, with both maximum and minimum values being determined. This functionality is particularly useful to determine the wear profile of the die opening. The device is capable of analyzing both single and multiple dies.

 

 

Technical Specifications:

  • measurement range: diameter - up to 40 mm; height - 90.5 to 157mm
  • resolution: X,Y, Z-axis: -/+ 0.001 mm
  • measurementduration: approx. 40 seconds for single round punches, approx. 55 seconds for single complex-shape punches,
  • PC with Windows 10 or MAC
  • net Framework5 protocol
  • power supply: 220 – 240 V/110V; 50 – 60 Hz
  • The control system and the measurement protocol are available in the following languages: English, German, Polish, Russian, French, Spanisch and Portuguese (Brazil). 

Characteristics of the transport box

Out of concern for the safety of the measuring machine Tool Inspector-2, Adamus company offers a specialized transport box. This black box secures, protects and allows for easy storage of the TI-2.

  • Dedidacted. 
  • Adjusted to the shape of the TI-2.
  • Easy to assemble.
  • Special protective space for the monitor.
  • Mobility due to the mounted wheels.