Makino’s Machine Productivity Maximizer (MPmax) is a process monitoring and data management software that connects multiple machines on a single network to a centralized computer, enabling manufacturers to retrieve, store and analyze high volumes of machine data in real-time.
The software offers data management capabilities for a variety of machine performance features, including multiple machine status monitoring, machine utilization, alarms, probe data analysis, spindle and axis movement, and tool management work scheduling. A machine power monitor option also is available.
Data retrieved for machine usage, alarm events and power consumption enable manufacturers to analyze and troubleshoot workflow inefficiencies, the company says.
Users can transfer work between machines based on over/underuse, adapt machine processes for alarm prevention and schedule jobs at various times of day based on fluctuating energy costs.
The software’s ability to collect probe data and calculate the Cpk process capability index enables manufacturers to track accuracy performance in critical features to ensure part quality. Its spindle and axis-monitoring technologies record and display axis forces, loads and speeds. This data then can be used to fine-tune processes for faster cutting speeds and greater depths of cut, the company says.
By registering, managing and monitoring critical tool data for multiple machines from one centralized location, users can make appropriate adjustments, thereby increasing performance from each tool and extending tool life.