DMS Implements Auto Tool Check System for 5 Axis CNC Routers

by | Jul 31, 2014 | Diversified Machine Systems

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U.S.-based Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Diversified Machine Systems (DMS), implements a new programming development for 5-axis CNC machining. A common oversight in high production manufacturing environments occurs when machinery operators overlook a critical step and forget to check for present tools in tool changers, which then damages the machine. As part of their commitment for CNC service, DMS has installed a 2014 Tool Changer Sensor feature on most DMS 5 Axis CNC Routers. The program will now automatically check to see whether a tool is already in the tool changer carousel before continuing its program. If the pocket contains an existing tool, it will warn the operator.

“This protective mechanism will continue to offer manufacturing locations and improved run time by preventing user error,” explains DMS Executive Vice President & CSO, Ed Hilligrass. “About a third of our machine crashes can be attributed to this basic step, and its prevention avoids costly repairs. These savings are part of our continued innovation plan for our customers.”

This common issue was identified and solved by Pete Vassar, a DMS Installation & Service Technician. Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) was recently named a 2014 Colorado Companies to Watch Winner in July. Read the original press release on PRWeb here. About Diversified Machine Systems Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) is a leading designer and manufacturer of 3 axis & 5 axis CNC routers and large format CNC machine centers with headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO. With more than 30 years of innovation and industry experience as an Original Equipment Manufacturer, DMS’ line of CNC routers and machining centers are routinely used on materials such as wood, composites, aluminum, plastics, and foams. Renowned for quality and precision, our advanced machining centers are engineered to increase efficiency and productivity, while maintaining the quality and precision our clients have come to expect from DMS.

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