Shaped Die Applications

Optically measures both the shape and the depth profile of the inner die

Measures the shape and the depth profile of the inner die

The Shaped Die System optically measures both the shape and the depth profile of the inner die. That will help the die making companies to both improve quality and save cost through a combination of early testing and accurate control. It will also help the wire, rod, or bar drawing companies to both improve and maintain an accurate geometry, and at the same time be cost effective on the material expenditure. This is obtained by use of the systems fast and accurate optical 3D(imensional) true shape and profile measuring technique. 

 

Instruments used for measuring:
CU4

The CU4 is a total assembly (2D sensor) of optics and computer hardware for production and quality control of small objects.

 

CU6

The CU6 series is Conoptica’s entry-level 3D die profile measurement series. It has been designed to provide an alternative to other systems available in the market. The instruments provide bearing length and reduction cone measurements using a single profile. While the accuracy and build quality is the same as customers expect from a Conoptica instrument, the available measurement modes are limited to a single axis of movement. The CU6 series is meant as an affordable alternative for customers with less complex measurement requirements.

Conoptica offers two different models, the CU6 and the CU6X. While the accuracy and diameter range are the same for both models, the CU6X is 50% faster than the CU6.

This is an easy to use, yet highly accurate and fast diameter measurement system. Conoptica’s unique model-based measurement algorithm offers a diameter measurement that is very robust against dirt and other disturbances in the drawing die.

 

CU6X

The CU6 series is Conoptica’s entry-level 3D die profile measurement series. It has been designed to provide an alternative to other systems available in the market. The instruments provide bearing length and reduction cone measurements using a single profile. While the accuracy and build quality is the same as customers expect from a Conoptica instrument, the available measurement modes are limited to a single axis of movement.

The CU6 series is meant as an affordable alternative for customers with less complex measurement requirements.

Conoptica offers two different models, the CU6 and the CU6X. While the accuracy and diameter range are the same for both models, the CU6X is 50% faster than the CU6.

 

CU11

With the CU11 series Conoptica is breaking new ground in the field of drawing die measurement. For the first time, it is possible to produce an objective bearing asymmetry measurement. Earlier the only option was to use a microscope with a skilled operator to assess whether the bearing was symmetric or not. With the CU11 series, operators have access to both inclination and variation data, a feature unique to the Conoptica CU11.

A new improvement is the release of the S and X models of the CU11. With these, users have access to higher measurement speeds and thus higher capacity for die measurement. While the CU11 is already providing fast and accurate measurements, the CU11X is 50% faster, while the CU11S is 100% faster than the CU11X. This means that when using a CU11S, a full 3D Bearing Asymmetry measurement can be made faster than a single profile measurement on a regular CU11! The implications for the CU11S user are that full control of the 3D profile asymmetry has become a practical tool for everyday use.

 

CU11X

With the CU11 series Conoptica is breaking new ground in the field of drawing die measurement. For the first time, it is possible to produce an objective bearing asymmetry measurement. Earlier the only option was to use a microscope with a skilled operator to assess whether the bearing was symmetric or not. With the CU11 series, operators have access to both inclination and variation data, a feature unique to the Conoptica CU11. For more details, an Application note is available upon request.

A new improvement is the release of the S and X models of the CU11. With these, users have access to higher measurement speeds and thus higher capacity for die measurement. While the CU11 is already providing fast and accurate measurements, the CU11X is 50% faster, while the CU11S is 100% faster than the CU11X. This means that when using a CU11S, a full 3D Bearing Asymmetry measurement can be made faster than a
single profile measurement on a regular CU11! 

 

CU11S

With the CU11 series Conoptica is breaking new ground in the field of drawing die measurement. For the first time, it is possible to produce an objective bearing asymmetry measurement. Earlier the only option was to use a microscope with a skilled operator to assess whether the bearing was symmetric or not. With the CU11 series, operators have access to both inclination and variation data, a feature unique to the Conoptica CU11.

A new improvement is the release of the S and X models of the CU11. With these, users have access to higher measurement speeds and thus higher capacity for die measurement. While the CU11 is already providing fast and accurate measurements, the CU11X is 50% faster, while the CU11S is 100% faster than the CU11X. This means that when using a CU11S, a full 3D Bearing Asymmetry measurement can be made faster than a single profile measurement on a regular CU11! The implications for the CU11S user are that full control of the 3D profile asymmetry has become a practical tool for everyday use.

 

CU20

CU20 is the option for drawing dies with larger casings and larger diameters. With a casing capacity up to 160 mm and 10 kg nearly every drawing die in the industry can be measured. The diameter measurement range is up to 54 mm, again covering almost all drawing dies normally used. With the CU20 you can measure your drawing die diameter, ovality, reduction cone, and bearing length.

WHAT: Optical measurement tool

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WHY: Configuration

The minimum configuration of the Shaped Die System is one software Supervisor and one Electro-Optical Frame.The EO-Frames CU4 and CU11 cover die hole sizes from 0.04 to 8.0 mm and from 0.07 to 7.0 mm respectively. The EO-Frame CU 20 covers die hole sizes from 0.8 to 54.0 mm. Each of these EO-Frames can be equipped with one, or both, of the Shaped Die, Wire and Rod Superviser and the Wire and Rod Rotation Superviser.

HOW: Integration

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Software supervisors

The available Software Supervisors and Hardware EO-Frames for this system is listed below.
Please contact Conoptica to learn more about the combination that most effectively meet your needs.

Shaped Die, Wire and Rod (link?)
Wire and Rod Rotation (link?)

Hardware

CU20 (Dies Ø54.00 – 0.800 mm) LINK?
CU11 (Dies Ø7.000 – 0.070 mm) LINK?
CU4 (Dies Ø8.000 – 0.040 mm) LINK?

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