- August 24, 2017
- Kitagawa-northtech Inc.
August 24, 2017 – Kitagawa NorthTech announced their Digital Grip Force Kit Analyzer Software and Kit for Windows helps machine shops and metalworking operations to harvest, measure and analyze grip force data from their Workholding equipment for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT or IoT), MTConnect and Industry 4.0 applications.
The Digital Grip Force Analyzer Software system from Kitagawa NorthTech serves as a digital tool for safety, process, and service diagnostics, which is designed to help users make their operations smarter, safer, and more efficient. The software application outputs an Excel spreadsheet with grip force data collected, along with other testing data and a chart graphically detailing this information for users’ Smart applications.
The Digital Grip Force Software Analyzer is a Smart technology tool that provides a range of capabilities through its software application including grip force diagnostics. Once installed onto a PC or tablet and gripped by the Workholding system in the machine tool, the software immediately begins collecting, measuring, and outputting static and dynamic grip force data.
By measuring, analyzing, and sharing grip force data, machining operations can determine how to improve or replace inefficient Workholding systems. Maintaining proper grip force is attained through regular and scheduled maintenance. This intelligence will also help identify proper maintenance schedules will also extend the life of their Workholding equipment. Improper maintenance and lack of lubrication often causes grip force issues, causing damage to equipment and risking operator safety.
The collected data is also useful for fast retrieval of set-up information for future operation, Workholding testing and diagnostics. The Digital Grip Analyzer Kit comes bundled as a complete kit with rugged carrying case, super powerful Bluetooth dongle, USB flash drive loaded with PC analyzer software, digital load meter and the traditional handheld pendant for manual diagnostics, testing and measurement.