Spindle Load Meter

Spindle Load Meter

Spindle Load Meter

The Spindle Load Meter accessory offers a way to visually monitor spindle load. The load meter provides the machine operator with a way to visually indicate when the:

  • Drive is approaching overload condition (Needle Gauge)
  • Spindle is spinning (Spindle On LED)
  • Drive has faulted (Fault LED)

Spindle Load Meter Applications:

  • Monitor Tool Wear: For a given tool cutting with the same conditions, an increase in load over time can be a sign of tool wear and indicate that it is time to re-sharpen or change tools.
  • Identify Troublesome Areas: The load meter can be used to identify areas in your program where it may be necessary to change cutting conditions to avoid overload conditions. Extended operation in an overloaded condition increases the chances of breaking a cutter, causing a thermal fault on the spindle drive, and spindle drive system wear and tear.
  • Troubleshoot Abnormal Drive Behavior: An unexpected drive fault may indicate a need for repair or replacement of drive systems components.

NOTE: This upgrade is not compatible with PCNC 1100 Series 1, unless a Spindle Drive Upgrade Kit has been previously installed.

Items

31101 - Load Meter

31101 - Load Meter

$249.50

The Load Meter is a top-mounted load meter for use with the PCNC 1100 or PCNC 770 (fits S3 and older models) and includes LED indicators and enclosure

In Stock

PN 31101

32096 - Load Meter (PCNC 1100 Series 3)

32096 - Load Meter (PCNC 1100 Series 3)

$124.50

The Load Meter (PCNC 1100 Series 3) is a panel-mounted spindle load meter for PCNC 1100 Series 3 Mills

In Stock

PN 32096