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.
Parameters tell the CNC every little detail about the specific machine tool being used, and how all CNC features and functions are to be utilized.
This concept examines the sequences of operation of a CNC machine by way of reference material related to key operational procedures.
These subjects are the building blocks of training newcomers on a specific CNC machine tool.