Pressure Monitoring and Position Control in Clamping Systems with Pressure Sensors
Hydraulic and pneumatic clamping systems are used where workpieces, fixtures or machine elements need to be securely, quickly and reproducibly connected to machine tools or robots. The pressure inside the cylinder must be closely monitored during the clamping and unclamping process. For this purpose, a pressure sensor is integrated in the miniature housing, which detects the resulting pressure change. Due to its very small design and low dead weight, it is possible to place the sensor directly inside. The analog output signal is forwarded to a higher-level control system.