Networking and Synchronization with the CNC Machine Tool

hyperMILL® CONNECTED Machining ensures seamless networking between the CAM software and machine. One of the highlights is the bidirectional exchange of data with the controller, which means that data can be sent to the machine and also received from the machine.

These days, if you deal with the issue of Industry 4.0, you cannot ignore the need to achieve the best possible networking of CAM software and the CNC machine tool. hyperMILL® CONNECTED Machining provides for bidirectional exchange of data with the machine controller that guarantees a degree of continuity between the CAM system and machine that you won't find elsewhere. The hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center serves as the central component, allowing process-relevant data to be transferred directly and securely from the CAD/CAM system to the machine as well as received from it.

hyperMILL® CONNECTED Machining acts as the interface between the hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center simulation solution and the machine tool. This makes it possible, for example, to send tool lists and NC programs directly from the simulation environment to the machine, sync the status of the simulation while the machine is running, or even control the machine using a PC.

Functions

Transfer to the controller:

  • Tool information
  • NC program

Readout from:

  • Tool and zero-point information
  • Machine parameters
  • Sensor data

Check:

  • Remote control of the machine

Safety from the start

A safety concept is applied even before the machine starts. Various machining and machine configurations such as zero-point definitions, tool data, and setting parameters are read from the machine controller and then checked against the program data in hyperMILL®. The NC program is not released and transferred unless the data matches and the collision check has been successfully carried out. This safety mechanism effectively protects you from possible operating errors.

Full process control

Information from a tool management system can be transferred from hyperMILL® directly to the controller’s tool memory. This eliminates the need for manual entry of the values at the controller, which saves time and reduces the risk of errors. In addition, machine setups can be saved and restored in the hyperMILL® VIRTUAL Machining Center, making it possible to switch quickly between different configurations.