EDM (Electro-Discharge Machine) Process Monitor via LabVIEW

Our customer produces precision parts for engine control systems. In this processing, multiple parts are machined in tandem through an EMD process.  If there is a problem with the anode or cathode, a defective component may be released to the customer.

We designed a process method, using high speed instrumentation, to monitor the EDM waveform. This instrumentation was added to the existing EDM control and PLC, with very little interruption to the operation.

NoAutocamLogo The main machine is monitored with a Red Lion HMI/gateway communicating to industrial computers running LabVIEW.  When a fault occurs, the operator is alerted to a potential problem condition.  This prevents improperly machined components from passing through the system.

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