Heidenhain PlantMonitor software.

Monitoring Software Aids Digital Manufacturing

April 14, 2022
The PlantMonitor capability allows machining operations at multiple production sites to be watched and tracked, simultaneously, with aggregated data visible on a single screen.

HEIDENHAIN’s new PlantMonitor is a digital solution now available for manufacturers interested in simultaneously monitoring and analyzing production data at multiple sites using machine tools. Where at least one is equipped with a HEIDENHAIN TNC control/StateMonitor software combination per site, this new PlantMonitor can aggregate the data onto one screen for review.

Machine tools using even non-HEIDENHAIN controls can be included and monitored.

By connecting multiple StateMonitors within the new PlantMonitor software umbrella, a company’s entire production environment will become transparent to users, enabling them to react appropriately to problems and changes. This also contributes to helping users achieve long-term process optimization.

On a single PlantMonitor screen, network data is displayed by groups via a customizable dashboard.  The monitoring function displays machine data in real time. The machine status bar, utilization rate, and availability for every machine connected to PlantMonitor can be shown in a clear format on the single page and, if needed, as a tile added to the dashboard. 

Other highlights of the new PlantMonitor system include the new Production and MTBF (Mean Time between failures) calculations, as well as the ability to set reference values for productivity. 

Plant Monitor is a next-level capability for monitoring, viewing machine data, and analyzing pertinent data that is of interest to both large and small companies.

Currently PlantMonitor is available as a rental license with a minimum duration of six months.

Learn more at www.heidenhain.us

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