ActiveEdge offers simple and precise wireless adjustment, allowing micron accurate diameter changes at the push of a button.
Entering a compensation amount into the ActiveEdge Remote Control initiates an adjustment of up to seven ActiveEdge cartridges on a single tool, using wireless transmission.
ActiveEdge enables machine operators to meet critical tolerances without removing the tool from the machining envelope, reducing spindle downtime, meeting precise tolerance requirements and improving operator safety.
ActiveEdge tooling can be integrated with in-process gauging to produce micron accurate bores as part of a totally automated solution.Rigibore's Zenith
The ActiveEdge Remote Control transmits a compensation request via wireless signal to the ActiveEdge cartridge. This precision cartridge is able to adjust accurate to 1 micron down to 0.6mm on diameter.
The adjustment mechanism is built into each cartridge, this means Rigibore can design and manufacture up to seven cartridges on a single ActiveEdge tool, each of these can be independently adjusted using the Remote Control.ActiveEdge Cartridges
0.3mm on radius - but we build the tools so that at nominal they are at 1/3 of their way through the adjustment range. This gives 0.2mm of positive movement on radius allowing for wear compensation.
All our products take ISO standard inserts. ActiveEdge cartridges support TC..11 and CC..06 inserts.
In normal use between two and three months, it depends how often you adjust the tool. A battery replacement guide can be found below.
When a tool is not in active use, it should be switched off completely to save power and extend the battery life. The 'switch off' button (found in ActiveNet) sends a request to the interface to shut down the tool. The tool can be turned on again by pressing the pressure switch on the upper face of the yoke.
The cartridge is calibrated to a tenth of a micron, this means that we can guarantee micron accuracy in compensation.
The system is designed and tested for use in high pressure coolant. The tool is rated IP68 and pressure tested twice during manufacture.
|Cartridge Maintenance and Replacement|
|Cartridge calibration file library||21/06/2017||Download|
|Cartridge maintenance instructions||18/12/2015||Download|
|Cartridge replacement procedure||09/05/2017||Download|
|Recommended lubricant information||06/09/2013||Download|
|Battery replacement procedure||09/07/2013||Download|
|Safe procedure for storing used batteries||18/07/2014||Download|
|AEI Installation Procedures|
|ActiveEdge Remote Control user guide||28/06/2017||Download|
|ActiveNet user guide||23/08/2010||Download|
|CNC macro descriptions||01/02/2016||Download|
|CNC macro status codes and recovery procedures||30/08/2013||Download|
|SPC macro description (Siemens)||30/11/2016||Download|
|SPC macro description (Fanuc)||21/07/2015||Download|
|ActiveNet PC software||24/03/2017||Download|
The tool can be made with any taper, spindle connection or adapter to suit the customer's machine requirements.
The tool is a custom-built special, designed using Rigibore's RADS software, and can be supplied in 3-4 weeks. Tools are engineered for the specific application, and typically balanced to G2.5 to ensure accuracy and rigidity in cut. Chamfer tools, semi-finishing cartridges and up to 4 finish bores can be completed with one tool.
The Yoke contains the batteries and radio hardware that allow the tool to be adjusted remotely. With ActiveEdge there is no required modification to the spindle or machine, this means that the tool can be adjusted in the carousel, at the presetter or if required, in the spindle.
Sealed with an 'O' ring the tool yoke is protected against coolant ingress.
The two 6v batteries power the radio communication and actuation of the mechanism in the cartridge.
Batteries last around 2-3 months of standard use in a production environment. System warnings are given when they need changing.
This user replaceable cartridge contains the drive mechanism, calibrated measurement device and adjusting slide, with the capability to move the cutting edge 1 micron on diameter.
ActiveEdge Cartridges supports Standard ISO Inserts CC..06, TC..11 and CP04 Inserts.
Upto 4 cartridges can be individually adjusted on one tool assembly.
The cartridge is capable of supporting through coolant up to 80 bar. Coolant is supplied through the cartridge directly to the cutting edge of the insert.
The pretensioned slide mechanism has no measurable backlash. This is the only radial moving part of the assembly so adjustment has no negative impact on the tools balance.
The maintenance of the cartridge is limited to regularly flushing the mechanism with grease through a supplied grease gun. This prevents contamination and ensures perfect results from the accurate internal mechanism.