Networking and Synchronization With the CNC Machine Tool

The hyperMILL® CONNECTED Machining module ensures seamless networking between the CAM software and machine. One of the highlights is the bi-directional exchange of data with the machine controller. This means that data can be sent to and received from the machine.

These days, anyone dealing with the prospect of the modern Smart Factory cannot ignore the need to achieve the best possible networking of CAM software and the CNC machine tool. For this purpose, the new hyperMILL® CONNECTED Machining module provides a bi-directional exchange of data with the machine controller. This means that NC data can be sent to the machine and data can also be received from the machine. As a result, the actual machining process is available to the user in the simulation – in real time. hyperMILL® CONNECTED Machining ensures that manufacturing and simulation are perfectly synchronised. Machining operations on the CNC machine tool are easily controlled via a laptop.

Safety first

In-depth networking fully in the spirit of Smart Factory also enhances safety in the machine set-up and the machining operation. Even before the machine starts, a safety concept is applied. Here, various machining and machine configurations such as zero-point definitions, tool data and configuration parameters are read from the machine controller and checked against the program data in hyperMILL®. The machine run will only start if the data matches and the collision check has been carried out successfully. If this is not the case, the reliable hyperMILL® CONNECTED Machining safety mechanisms prevent the transfer of NC programs to the machine and also stops the machine from starting.
An additional safety feature: The NC programs are loaded directly into the memory of the controller. This stops the programs from being mixed up and protects them against unauthorised access.

Features

  • Readout of datum point definitions, tool data and critical machine parameters from the controller, including comparison with the data stored in hyperMILL®
  • Quick NC program transfer
  • Remote control of CNC machines
  • Synchronisation of the simulation with the machine’s NC block
  • Reliable safety mechanisms

Details on hyperMILL® CONNECTED Machining

Quick networking with the machineQuick networking with the machine

hyperMILL® CONNECTED Machining seamlessly integrates into the existing user interface of the hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center. The connection to the CNC machine can be easily created with the click of a mouse.

Remote controlRemote control

Seamless interaction with the machine via remote computer. This means the program can be easily started or stopped from a PC.

Convenient retract movementsConvenient retract movements

Thanks to hyperMILL® CONNECTED Machining, even difficult retract movements can be conducted.

Reliable safety mechanismsReliable safety mechanisms
  • Safe collision checking
  • Protection from unauthorised access
  • Comparison of machining parameters
  • Comparison of machine parameters
  • Machine does not start until after all safety mechanisms have been checked