Production and process optimization in CNC Manufacturing
Increase productivity with CNC Shopfloor Management Software
There is still considerable potential for improvement to be leveraged in your machine tools and CNC machining processes. The key to this is the standardized solutions provided by the CNC Shopfloor Management Software, an App-based solution where each app creates specific competitive advantages.
Take your production to a new level of your productivity step by step – whoever the manufacturer of your control system is.
The CNC Shopfloor Management Software includes apps which are based on a scaled IT infrastructure and offer customized functionalities for engineering and production – from the local solution with SINUMERIK through to the cloud-based, open IoT operating system MindSphere.
Boost productivity and Efficiency – Reduce downtimes, errors and costs
Our CNC Shopfloor Management software will make you more successful.
improve planning, tool and program management
carefully monitor machine performance and availability
boost quality and production performance
can be used with SINUMERIK and other CNC control systems
Zero defects culture right from the job preparation
Improve your job preparation and production planning even more
Produce more in less time
Produce more efficiently and flexibly with the right machine data
More quality in products and processes
Optimize your machining processes or the surface quality
Maintenance and services, digitally optimized
Increase the availability and productivity of your CNC machines
Our Apps are where you need them
Our software operates on all three levels of your production:
- in Machine (SINUMERIK / Industrial Edge for machine tools)
- in Line (SINUMERIK Integrate)
- in Cloud (MindSphere)
Exploit the full potential at all levels for increased productivity and higher quality with our portfolio.
Shopfloor Management Apps - in practical use
Indipendant of the machine and control system manufacturer, our apps boost productivity, quality and efficiency in your production process and reduce costs. Check out some applications used in job production – ranging from planning and job preparation to machining and maintenance.
Job preparation and execution
Always have the right resources available
In the future, always bring the right tool to the right machine for every job – with correction data and without remeasurement directly from job preparation. The Manage MyResources app offers extremely smart and comprehensive tool management, while providing information about tool condition and tool life. The right tool offset data are automatically made available for your NC programs.
- Integrated tool management (which tool is loaded when and where or on which machine)
- Automatic detection of tool life
- NC program management across the entire machine fleet
Production efficiency and flexibility
Knowing what you can achieve
From now on, you know the current performance of your machines, can plan more reliably and deliver on time. The Analyze MyPerformance app is an innovative way of acquiring your machine data to make your production more transparent. And it’s not only your planning that improves. As you automatically receive direct feedback from the machines and can generate performance indicators with little effort, you can see for yourself the optimization potential (e.g. organization-related downtimes) and can reliably improve your job production processes.
- Clarity about the current performance of your machines and production
- Targeted analysis of weaknesses / optimized job production
- Calculation, visualization, and control using key performance indicators (KPIs)
Adaptive control during machining
More workpieces produced, less tool breakage
There is often no time to optimize NC programs under the pressure of job production. The result is that you don’t make full use of the potential of your machines. In some cases, you overwork and overload your tools. The Optimize MyMachining /AC-Auto app automatically adapts your machine feedrate to the actual machining conditions. And the best thing about it is that you don’t have to modify the NC programs to do this. It has never been easier to increase machining power and reduce the load on machines and tools.
- Fully automatic optimization of feedrate during machining
- Optimum utilization of machines and tools
- No need to adapt NC programs and no need for operator intervention
Machining process improvement
Analyzing processes in real time
Digitalization means saying goodbye to trial and error or collecting large volumes of data. The Analyze MyWorkpiece app acquires even high-frequency machine data and process data without overloading your machine tools during machining. An efficiently visualized wealth of data on your processes and tool paths, which you can draw on to analyze and optimize operations. The Optimize MyMachining /Trochoidal app controls processor-intensive tool paths, allowing new, much more efficient machining strategies – again without overloading the control and the machine.
- The high-frequency data collection means you can analyze and optimize workpiece quality whenever you need to.
- Thanks to high-frequency monitoring, workpiece quality and tool wear can be assessed more accurately and more directly.
- New machining strategies allow faster machining with reduced wear of the milling tool
Increased machine availability
Detecting and eliminating errors
Your machines only make money when they’re running. The Manage MyMachines /Remote app helps you to authorize remote maintenance and remote operation of your machine – simply and reliably. And with MindSphere, you can do this securely from any location. Whether you use your own service personnel or the manufacturer’s teams, a smart toolbox for remote diagnostics supports service engineers in restoring your machine to use.
- Remote access and operation of the CNC user interface
- Machine operators and service engineers share a real-time view of the CNC
- Comprehensive and secure data transfer
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Overview of software packages: Here you can find all software packages which will get you further in practical terms.
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