Various Motion Control Systems and Software On Display
IMTS 2018: Heidenhain offers motion control components and systems that can connect equipment from many machine tool builders.
Heidenhain offers motion control components and systems that can connect equipment from many machine tool builders. The company’s Connected Machining package supports users as they introduce digital order management into their production processes.
The company’s StateMonitor software evaluates machine data from the company’s TNC controls or other CNC controls with the MTConnect protocol interface. The evaluation process can be monitored on-site or by using mobile devices via a secure IT structure.
Connected Machining systems enable analysis of data and reduce downtimes, according to the company. They improve metal removal rates, productivity and accuracy while supporting machine operators.
Voice interface technology has come of age and is now found on a wide variety of products such as phones, tablets, PCs, TV remotes and many other devices. Why not on machine tools as well?
CNC machine tools that operate like self-contained, automated smart factories can be an introduction or an addition to digital manufacturing workflows.
A manufacturer that is distinctive for its attention to in-cycle machining productivity describes its efforts to obtain efficiency improvements outside of the machining cycle. The shop’s primary tool is a simple, daily, graphical recap that illustrates when each machine tool was and was not making parts.