Patent Number: 6,297,747

Title: Tool or tool holder

Abstract: A tool holder for holding a tool has at least one sensor for measuring an operating parameter of the tool holder or the tool during the operation thereof and generating measured value signals which are fed to a signal processing unit for evaluation. The sensor is a surface acoustic wave sensor operating according to acoustic wave principles and its measured value signals are readable in a contactless manner by means of radio waves. The surface acoustic wave sensor requires no current supply circuit but instead draws transmission energy required for transmission of the measured value signals to the signal processing unit from a high frequency interrogation signal, that is transmitted by radio waves from the signal processing unit and is received by the surface acoustic wave sensor.

Inventors: Magori; Valentin (Munchen, DE), Schmidt; Frank (Zorneding, DE), Ostertag; Thomas (Finsing, DE), Fischerauer; Gerhard (Pliening, DE), Steudte; Ruediger (Denkendorf, DE), Voss; Michael (Leonberg, DE), Bader; Rudolf (Esslingen, DE)

Assignee: Otto Bilz Werkzeugfabrik GmbH & Co.

International Classification: B23Q 17/00 (20060101); B23B 31/08 (20060101); B23B 31/02 (20060101); G01B 7/012 (20060101); G01B 7/008 (20060101); G01D 5/48 (20060101); G08C 017/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018