Machine Tool Monitoring

The intention of RinCoMTM is to allow for limited machine tool monitoring without the installation of PLCs or other transducers at the machine by taking advantage of the ability of certain controls to output arbitrary information defined in their part programs to the same serial port as is used for communication. This information is handled in an automatic upload. The resulting files are then turned into database entries that are nearly the same as those for the existing PLC-based machine monitoring. Machines are monitored via the RS-232 port using wired or wireless communication. Machines can be monitored using DNC Professional.

REAL-TIME SHOP FLOOR MONITORING

  • No Added Hardware to Machine Tool
  • User Defined Shop Layouts
  • No Operator Input
  • Information needed for Process Improvement
  • Optimize Machine Performance
  • Wired or Wireless Collection

REAL-TIME MONITORING MACHINE STATUS

  • See at a glance, the current status of CNC equipment
  • Discover machine downtime reasons
  • Maximize the utilization of CNC equipment
  • Acquire cycle time and piece counts
  • Monitor average downtime and runtime
  • Drill Down Information for each Machine

CURRENT AND HISTORICAL REPORTING

  • Track production by Time Period, Shift, Machine, Operator
  • Display graphs such as Horizontal, Stacked Bar, Area and Point
  • Export data to Microsoft Excel or HTML
  • Generate reports by Group, Machine, Time Period, Job Number, Shift
  • User customizable reports using Crystal Reports
  • Web browser based reports