Process Monitoring

Process monitoring involves the detection and analysis of high frequency noise (acoustic emission or AE) generated by the grinding process. The AE-1000 and the AEMS add-in card for the SB-5500 help reduce air grind time and provide automatic crash protection by using proprietary acoustic detection technology.

Process Monitoring

SBS now offers two different versions of our AEMS (Acoustic Emission Monitoring System) that provide our customers the capability to monitor their grinding process with exceptional precision. The AE-1000 Acoustic Monitor is a basic control that offers crash protection and one programmable process limit that can be used for Gap elimination or monitoring grind quality. The AEMS add-in card for the SB-5500 control offers more flexibility with a separate Gap and Crash Limit, as well as two additional programmable process Limits. The AEMS product line uses proprietary acoustic sensor technology to monitor the high frequency signals generated on the grinding machine structure during key events in the grinding process. The user can set up the system easily and quickly, and immediately reap the benefits of improved control over the grinding process.