On the occasion of the Global Industrie 2019 fair, Heidenhain France recreated a full-scale workshop by connecting the machines of several partner stands via the StateMonitor solution. This software provides a permanent overview of the status of several machines or even an entire workshop. StateMonitor is offered in the Connected Machining offer.
The StateMonitor software, which makes it possible to visualize the state of the machine park in real time, is one of the many innovative solutions presented by Heidenhain at the last Global Industrie exhibition. These solutions include both highly integrated systems and functions that link together the different departments of the company involved in the process, so as to allow 100% digital data exchange, in order to optimize production. . All of these solutions help improve the precision and reliability required at every step of a manufacturing process.
StateMonitor the machine park under the eyes and at your fingertips
It's easy with a PC, tablet or even your own smartphone to view important information regardless of the type of machine or control. Likewise, acting in real time on a machine, whether it is next to or at the end of the workshop, becomes child's play. StateMonitor indeed provides a view of the state of each machine, even if they are not equipped with a Heidenhain control. It becomes easy to connect any machine as long as it has one of the following interfaces: Heidenhain DNC, OPC-UA, MTConnect or Modbus. Depending on the interface and the control fitted to the machines, the operator can consult the status of the operating mode, the program, the machine notifications and the setting of the potentiometers.
More productivity for the machine park
With StateMonitor, visualized data can be quickly and easily evaluated and exploited, to increase efficiency and productivity. This acquisition and feedback of order data also makes it possible to analyze machine data in relation to each order. In any case, an important point is also to remain in control of the data. Indeed, it is the operator who configures the StateMonitor software in a completely personalized way, according to his wishes and needs, in his own production environment. It can provide for a message to be sent to it (email or sms) when a task is completed or in the event of an alert for example. It also determines the backup locations as it sees fit and makes the data available to the vertical management system for industrial processes (MES) and company resources (ERP). Clearly, it is StateMonitor that adapts to your needs, and not the other way around
StateMonitor as well as the many other innovative solutions developed by Heidenhain enable companies to make a successful transition to Industry 4.0.