Three Solutions for Improved CNC Networking
Products to consider for better machine productivity in 2019.
A company’s programs are the livelihood on the shop floor. They make the parts that keep a business going. Make sure no one is stealing them or changing them without authority and make sure they are loading into the CNC machines.
What measures being taken in 2019 to make sure the machine programs are on track for success? Take a look at Shop Floor Automations’ list of solutions for better CNC networking:
- DNC Software—DNC is available for many controls including Haas, DMG Mori, Mazak, Fagor, Okuma, FANUC and more. Communication can be achieved wirelessly, via ethernet and RS232.
- Secure DNC—Send programs directly to the hard drive of the machine without interfering with the shop’s network or adding them to the domain.
- CNC Revision Control—A critical element to manufacturing productivity, CNC revision control is often overlooked. No control over shop programs leads to old programs running at machines or inaccuracies in the part, which leads to wasted raw material, man time and unhappy customers.
Using aluminum tooling instead of traditional tools steels reduces cycle time and costs, but requires up-front, open communications between moldmaker, molder, material supplier and hot runner manifold supplier.
The 5S system is a working tool for ISO 9001:2015 that was developed to help mangers and work personnel systematically achieve greater organization, standardization, efficiency and safety in the workplace.
A practical look at what to consider when purchasing client/server inventory management software and how to implement such a program, as well as why and how it can benefit mold manufacturing operations.