|Project title||Development of predictive monitoring of forging processes to exploit qualitative and economic potentials (VorÜber)|
|Project duration||01.03.2021 – 28.02.2023|
In the forging industry, which is dominated by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the lifetime of forging dies is usually determined on the basis of empirical values and subjective decisions. Particularly in SMEs, a decision often has to be made as to whether and under what risk factors a forging die will continue to be used at the limit of its lifetime. In order to avoid considerable logistical and economic expenses as a result of unplanned downtimes and tool failure, the lifetime is often set many times lower and a waste of the remaining tool lifetime is caused.
Within the project VorÜber a solution shall be developed to fully utilize the lifetime of the used forging tools under existing quality specifications. For this purpose, an application-oriented method for the predictive monitoring of the wear-related condition of forging tools will be developed. A detailed process control can enable a reduction of maintenance effort and downtime.