Soraluce’s Smart HMI, an intelligent human-machine interface, offers functions said to increase the efficiency of manufacturing processes, improved ergonomics and greater ease of use.
As a punch and die supplier’s customers implemented leaner strategies, it needed to shift to shorter-run manufacturing. An ethernet communications system enabled machine CNCs to communicate with bar feeders to automatically switch part programs without operator intervention.
A new digital assistant for machining brings voice control to various CNC types and voice-actuated access to machine-tool-related information. Given its promise to free shopfloor personnel to work more effectively, one machine tool builder sees it as a potentially game-changing development.
Replacing the original 25-year-old control on an otherwise sound remanufactured VMC enabled a moldmaker to increase feed rates, cut cycle times and increase profitability.
IMTS 2018: ICAM Technologies’ Adaptive Post-Processing software changes traditional CNC programming.