Digital Grip Force Analyzer

Digital Grip Force Analyzer

August 17, 2017

Kitagawa Northtech Inc
Cloud/Apps/IoT Software Toolholding/Workholding

Schaumburg, Illinois – Kitagawa NorthTech Inc.’s 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), 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 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 provides comprehensive 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 that can improve machine shop productivity, profitability, safety, maintenance, and throughput.

By measuring, analyzing, and sharing grip force data, machining operations can improve or replace inefficient workholding systems. This intelligence will also help identify proper maintenance schedules will also extend the life of workholding equipment.

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 with carrying case, Bluetooth dongle, USB flash drive loaded with PC analyzer software, digital load meter, and the traditional handheld pendant for manual diagnostics, testing, and measurement.