Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Voice Messages for the Operator & Shop Supervisor


CIMCO Machine Monitoring System is one of the most universal solutions for Industry4.0 A new feature has been added. Whenever the machine stops, the operator will get a Voice Message to enter the downtime. If the production is lagging behind the set utilization again a voice message & warning light (Yellow) will give the message.

If needed, we can use this signal to lock the machine. It means, that unless the operator gives the downtime reason code, the machine will not start.

Or, we may just give a Voice message, that
Enter Downtime. Once the downtime is entered, the voice message will stop.

When the machine is back in production the voice message stops. Each action & message is recorded along with the time & date for analysis purposes.


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Technical workshop on 3rd & 4th Dec 2021

To promote Industry 4.0 & to educate CNC users on this subject, Digitech Engineers had arranged a technical workshop on the subject on 3rd & 4th Dec 2021. Not only people from Pune, but some people came from Mumbai to attend the workshop

All practicals were performed using Sinmerik 808 Control System.  Android TAB was also used for downtime entry.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Technical Workshop on CNC Networking & Industry 4.0

One day technical workshop was arranged by Digitech Engineers, at Kothrud Office. The event took place on 12th July 2022. It was attended by 10 participants.  Digitech arranged both theory & practicals on the subject.

Ms Dhanashree introduced Mr. Deepak Bodhani & Mr. Jitendra Paygude. The topics covered were Ethernet DNC, Blue Tooth DNC, and Wi-Fi DNC. Each type of DNC was practically shown using CIMCO-DNC Software. The participants were given a free hand for handling all such technical devices. The wireless range of Blue Tooth was about 100 meters with the default antenna. 

SD 1000 U was used during the practicals of Bluetooth DNC. The software used was CIMCO.

In the practical of Wi-Fi DNC, MOXA device W2150  was used by Mr. Jitendra Paygude. In the ethernet DNC, a Serial to Ethernet device was used.
In the post-lunch session, Mr. Deepak Bodhani explained the concept of Industry 4.0 with the help of the PowerPoint Slide Show. Later, the Sinumerik 808-D controller interfaced with CIMCO Machine Monitoring System. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

FAQ : CIMCO NC Base for CNC Programmers

When there are multiple CNC Machines & a large number of NC files, it is difficult to manage & control these files. Many times, there are two or more files, with some changes inside. Before you send it to CNC, you need to know if this is the latest version or not.

A simple solution is to install CIMCO-NC Base.
Watch this video. For any queries, contact Digitech Engineers on 7972889960.

What is OPC-UA & how it is used for Machine Monitoring

Friday, February 4, 2022

MDC at Fibro-Chakam

 CIMCO MDC installation in Fibro India Precision, Chakan

Fischer-Brodbeck GmbH (FIBRO) was founded in Weinsberg in 1958 and since 1974 has been part of the L├Ąpple Group. Today FIBRO employees are active worldwide in the fields of standard parts and rotary tables. Fibro India has 10 CNC machines installed at their Chakan plant. 

They have a CIMCO Machine Monitoring system installed on 10 CNC machines. During the first phase, Digitech installed CIMCO Machine Monitoring called MDC (Manufacturing Data Collection) on one CNC machine for about 15 days trial free of cost. In the second phase, Fibro decided to go for a pilot project. The order for CIMCO-MDC was placed for 3 machines in the month of May 2021. The Plant Manager, Mr. Nimbalkar & his production team took initiative to design a "Report Format". Out of 16 losses, Fibro selected 7 losses to be incorporated in this pilot project. The installation was done in about 3 weeks' time. The maintenance team, IT person & supervisors we trained.

During the process, their maintenance person got trained well. Now, he is able to add new downtimes and set the system. 

For quick feedback to the management, Digitech offered a tachometer type of display. It looks like below.

In the month of Nov 2021, Fibro decided to install the same system on 7 machines. Thus there are now 10 machines that are being monitored using CIMCO-Machine Monitoring. 

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

 Machine Monitoring System installed at FIBRO India-Chakan, Pune

This big display is in Plant Manager's cabin. He gets live data of machines. The CIMCO-system monitors the machines 24X7 with every all activity with a second resolution.  

The Production Manager of FIBRO-India gets the production report in excel format, with a single click. At present 3 machines are interfaced. 1) DMG with Sinmerik 840-D control, Haas Turning centre, & Mazak Machining centre. The operator names & downtimes are scanned from each machine, by the barcoded sheet.

The sample of the daily report consists of Operator Names, Availability, Performance & Quality parameters. The Quality is considered as 100% by the system. The load-unload time is taken as a part of the production cycle. The supervisor can decide the allowed time for load-unload. This will vary from machine to machine & from job to job.