Communications Platform Advances Move to Smart Factories

GF Machining Solutions will showcase new strategies for advancing the development of Industry 4.0, including its rConnect central communications platform, which offers in-depth remote machine tool analysis.

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GF Machining Solutions will showcase new strategies for advancing the development of Industry 4.0, including its rConnect central communications platform, which offers in-depth remote machine tool analysis. The first phase of this platform is Live Remote Assistance (LRA), which allows remote assistance in real time via the connection of machines to a GF Machining Solutions diagnostics center, enabling a technician to conduct remote diagnostics and inspections. According to the company, rConnect is a step toward the elimination of process downtime, improved machine performance and a fully predictive manufacturing process.

GF Machining also will showcase several other technologies with Industry 4.0 capabilities, including its True Response to User Expectation (T.R.U.E.) and Integrated Vision Unit (IVU) solutions. T.R.U.E uses CAD/CAM software to secure digital data utilization through an interrupted workflow for high accuracy and consistency, while IVUs are non-contact, vision-based measurement systems that deliver in-process part measurement and error compensation to improve productivity, accuracy and cost-efficiency.

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