Athena Reduces Time and Investment Required to Train Novice Machinists
EMO 2019: Athena is a universal, voice-operated assistant technology specifically designed for manufacturing work.
Athena is a universal, voice-operated assistant technology specifically designed for manufacturing environments. The assistant technology’s goal is to empower workers by providing a simple, common interface. The company says Athena reduces time and investment required to train novice machinists.
The product comes with both hardware (headset, computer and connecting peripherals) and software to enable basic interaction on select OEM platforms. Athena can control the machine, request status reports, calculate key measurements and coach operators on a range of processes and activities.
These subjects are the building blocks of training newcomers on a specific CNC machine tool.
Though the thrust of this presentation is to teach you CNC usage, it helps to understand why these sophisticated machines have become so popular. Here are but a few of the more important benefits offered by CNC equipment.
It is common to machine several identical workpiece attributes from within a single program. Consider the four identical circular counter-bored holes that must be milled in the workpiece shown in Figure 1.