Cell Management System

Hirschmann Engineering USA, Inc. (Buffalo Grove, IL) has released its real-time Cell Management System (CMS) for preparing, organizing and executing work in an automated CNC machine environment for toolmaking, moldmaking and job shop machining.

Hirschmann Engineering USA, Inc. (Buffalo Grove, IL) has released its real-time Cell Management System (CMS) for preparing, organizing and executing work in an automated CNC machine environment for toolmaking, moldmaking and job shop machining. The software is a Windows-based PC program that controls the robot and machine tools in an automated CNC machining cell. The software supports all types of machining including: milling and HSM machining, wire EDM, sinking EDM, and other specialty machining applications. With CMS in charge, the following tasks can be handled without stopping any of the machine tools in the cell: jobs can be reorganized by changing their machining order or be put on hold, pallets containing new work can be added to the cell; finished work can be removed from the cell so that the tooling can be reused for new projects; and real-time cell status data can be obtained at any time.