Ace Micromatic’s Machine Connect helps business process automation
Ace Micromatic Group is a large machine tool conglomerate in India with market presence in several other countries across Asia, Australia, Middle East, North and South America and Europe. The company which provides its customers a one-stop shop for all machining needs specializes in the manufacturing of CNC controlled turning, milling and grinding machines along with subsystems like tool turrets, ATC etc.
Building on its expertise in machine tool manufacturing, the group has further diversified into manufacturing of components for various industry segments. In addition, the group also offers products to enhance its customer’s productivity through real time machine monitoring.
Ace Manufacturing Intelligence Technology (AMIT), the Ace Micromatic Group’s software company, has been bringing the power of automated IT solutions and IoT to manufacturing. Their products synergise the Group’s deep manufacturing domain knowledge and IT expertise.
Products like TPM-Trak, MachineConnect and others are currently in use at several corporates, Tier-1s and SMEs. These products empower industries to improve their OEE and profits significantly, and also help automate key business processes by collecting, analysing and using realtime manufacturing data. MachineConnect, in particular, helps in driving better production, machine uptime, and, therefore, profits. It assists in acquiring rich, accurate production data without any operator involvement, over LAN, directly from the machine control. One can access machine data from one’s network or directly from one’s mobile. The result is faster, precise machine maintenance, using inbuilt breakdown, preventive and predictive maintenance workflows. All data acquisition from machines is 100% Plug and Play. No additional hardware or operator involvement is required at the machine.
The key features of MachineConnect include: Automated capture of machine stoppages, to reduce operational losses; Actionable production analytics, to drive operational efficiency; Extremely intuitive, easy to use interface; Automated collection of accurate, rich production data and machine parameters; Faster, precise machine maintenance, using inbuilt breakdown, preventive and predictive maintenance workflows; Software ‘Black-box’ for machine parameters (feed, speed, power, RPM…) and operation history, for analysing machine performance, or accidents; Remotely compare and transfer CNC programmes – ensure error-free production; Power Calculator – check the limits of available machine power to produce parts based on user inputs; and online machine manuals for easy access to maintenance personnel.
MachineConnect was already active on ACE designers turning centres. Recently the company launched the same on AMS Machining centres and Micromatic Grinding Technologies-Grinding Machines.