The Power Focus 6000 from Atlas Copco takes productivity, ergonomics, quality and connectivity to entirely new levels. And all this while minimizing environmental impact. The Power Focus 6000 connects a wide range of Atlas Copco assembly tools, giving you a single assembly platform in your station. With Virtual Stations each tool gets its own virtual controller that is easily addressed from overlying systems. The perfect option for your smart connected assembly operation.
The POWER FOCUS 6000 tightening programs need parameters to be set in order to perform tightening. Selecting a Strategy and either the Target torque or Target angle are mandatory. Other settings are optional, such as Soft start, Selftap, and Torque compensation. It is also possible to monitor the tightening as it progresses by adding limits within which the torque, or angle the nut turns, must remain.
External result is a strategy used when an OK tightening is indicated by an external digital signal (and not by torque or angle values measured during tightening). This external signal can be provided through any means that can provide a digital signal into the Power Focus 6000 (e.g through the I/O bus).
In the The PowerFocus 6000 StepSync controller, it is possible to use syncronization points in the tightening program and when any condition that is set for a restriction is met, the tool will be stopped immediately and the program jumps to the next synchronization point (only valid for the Power Focus 6000 StepSync and PF6 Flex System controllers), or the end of the program. Whereas for a PowerFocus 6000 controller, the tool is stopped immediately and the program jumps to the end of the program.
Tool temperatures (both for cabled and battery tools) are monitored continuously by the POWER FOCUS 6000. Supported temperature units are degrees Celsius (°C) and degrees Fahrenheit (°F), with Celsius being the default unit. It is possible to switch between the two units without requiring a controller restart. When the tool motor temperature or tool electronics temperature exceeds max temperature, the tool is locked and an alert (2014) is shown. The tool is once again unlocked when the tool temperature drops below the temperature limit.
The POWER FOCUS 6000 controller has built-in wireless LAN and Bluetooth radio modules that enable the connection of wireless tools to a controller using a pairing process. When the pairing is established, the tool will connect to the controller automatically as soon as the tool is in range of the controller. A tool paired with a controller is only able to connect to that specific controller even if another controller is set up to use the same radio channel.
TAG check feature enables TAG checking on the tool. When the TAG check is enabled both on the Power Focus 6000 and the STwrench, the tool locks if the TAG supplied with the program is not equal to the one inserted into the STwrench smartHEAD.
Select Settings in the left navigation (this is selected by default). The Settings workspace shows the configuration menus and is divided into five different settings: Basic settings, Service port, Ethernet in, WLAN, and the POWER FOCUS 6000.
The POWER FOCUS 6000 battery, located inside the controller's front panel serves as backup power for some system elements, such as the internal clock. The status of the battery is updated once a day, as well as at controller restart. When the battery is close to being completely depleted, a warning (3011) will be displayed. The battery shall be replaced as soon as possible when the warning pops up.
Controller temperature is monitored continuously by the POWER FOCUS 6000. Supported temperature units are degrees Celsius (°C) and degrees Fahrenheit (°F), with Celsius being the default unit. It is possible to switch between the two units without requiring a restart of the controller. When the controller temperature exceeds max temperature, the drive stage is disabled and an alert (3010) is shown. The drive stage is once again enabled when the controller temperature drops below the temperature limit.
With the StepSync function it is possible to connect several PF6000 Controllers together and run synchronized tightenings. The first controller in the configuration is called the Sync Reference and handles all the tightening and data reporting. Up to 5 additional PF6000 controllers are then connected to the Sync Reference via a PF6000 daisy-chain cable (see Setting up StepSync (hardware) and are called Sync Members, their only function is to handle the tools.
The StepSync function is an FMS feature. It is only the Sync Reference that requires a license, making it possible to change any PF6000 Controller into a Sync Member without any additional licenses. The Sync Reference license is an add-on FMS controller feature.
The StepSync user interface is a simplified version of the regular POWER FOCUS 6000 interface. For detailed descriptions on the various interface elements, please refer to the dedicated chapters and sections in this manual describing those. Note that the user interface is only accessible on the Sync Reference.
The POWER FOCUS 6000 can be set up to be accessed from the Atlas Copco software ToolsTalk or from a web browser on a Local Area Network (LAN). It can also be accessed directly from a connected PC. It uses the IPv4 protocol.
The POWER FOCUS 6000 can be set up to use a firewall. The firewall is based on the trusted host principle, and only allows incoming connections via ports that are enabled, or addresses that are white-listed.
The POWER FOCUS 6000 can be set up to communicate with servers running an Atlas Copco license manager as well as the two Atlas Copco softwares ToolsTalk and ToolsNet. ToolsTalk is used to configure one or several controllers. ToolsNet is used to handle result reporting.
Whenever using remote start you must enable an emergency stop solution for safety reasons. For more information about emergency stop, see Emergency stop (EM Stop) in the product instructions for POWER FOCUS 6000.
The POWER FOCUS 6000 provides an infrastructure to build an Emergency Stop function with redundant breaking according to EN ISO 13849-1 category 3 PL d. The Emergency Stop function must be used when using remote start functionality.
The POWER FOCUS 6000 uses the same hardware accessories (Stacklight, Operator panel etc.) as the Power Focus 4000 system. However, the digital input and output connectors are configured differently and use a different plug. In order to rewire the plug from Power Focus 4000 to POWER FOCUS 6000 correctly, use the connector descriptions in the following sections.
This section describes how to access tightening results on the POWER FOCUS 6000 controller and how to read the information given in the different result views. It describes both the live results view available after each tightening and the historical results view available in Results on the Reports menu.
In Power Focus 6000 StepSync and Power Focus 8 StepSync controllers, it is possible to use synchronization points in the tightening program. When any condition that is set for a restriction is met, the tool will be stopped immediately and the program jumps to the next synchronization point (only valid for the Power Focus 6000 StepSync, Power Focus 8 StepSync and Flex), or the end of the program. In controllers without StepSync the tool is stopped immediately and the program jumps to the end of the program.
This restriction checks the torque. If the measured torque exceeds the Detection Torque, the tool is stopped immediately and the program jumps to the next synchronization point (for Power Focus 6000 StepSync and Power Focus 8 StepSync), or the end of the program.
This restriction checks the torque. If the measured torque drops below the condition of the restriction the tool is stopped immediately and the program jumps to the next synchronization point (for Power Focus 6000 StepSync and Power Focus 8 StepSync), or the end of the program. 2b1af7f3a8