- January 05, 2018
- Makino Inc.
January 5, 2018 – With the release of HyperConnect, Makino offers a suite of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications for electrical discharge machines (EDMs) that are designed to enhance user experience and efficiency, and reduce machine downtime. Available on all Makino EDMs equipped with Hyper-i control systems, HyperConnect is intended to enable shop managers and operators to monitor and control EDM processes from any PC, smart device or other Hyper-i control systems on the network.
The HyperConnect suite has four primary connectivity features for shop personnel to monitor, plan and troubleshoot their EDM operations:
- EDM Mail relays machine status information to operators via email during unattended operation to help support multitasking abilities. It can deliver periodic, timed interval updates of a machine’s operating conditions, or alert operators of a machine stoppage at any hour.
- The Machine Viewer is an application that permits networked access to the Hyper-i control’s NC operation screens, which allows operators to remotely view the machine control and process information from any office environment PC or enabled smart device.
- The Machine-to-Machine Viewer feature gives operators remote access to view and control a networked Hyper-i EDM from another Hyper-i machine, preventing unnecessary foot traffic across the shop floor.
- With the PC Viewer function, operators can achieve productivity with remote access to all software on a networked PC directly via the Hyper-i control and includes accessibility to any CAD/CAM software, specialized shop tracking software and Microsoft Office applications.
EDM Mail and PC Viewer functions are the most commonly utilized applications. The collective capabilities of the HyperConnect communications suite are designed to help unleash next-level IIoT networking and machine monitoring.