GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machines, automation solutions, and services to the tool and mold making industry as well as the manufacturers of precision components. Products range from electric discharge machines and high-performance milling machines to 3D laser surface texturing machines. The Switzerland-based company maintains a presence in 50 sites worldwide. GF Machining Solutions belongs to the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland).
Under the partner agreement, the companies will co-market VIMANA MTConnect adapter technology and the VIMANA analytics platform with GFMS equipment. Clients using this technology will be able to monitor equipment performance in real-time, track production efficiency, and take advantage of VIMANA’s downtime classification capabilities to optimize productivity.
“VIMANA has proven expertise with the MTConnect standard. The support and technology from VIMANA will enable our customers to make more effective use of their equipment and will help them maximize ROI” — Eric Ostini, Product Manager, GFMS
Speaking about bringing MTConnect capabilities to GFMS equipment with Heidenhain controls, Athulan Vijayaraghavan, VIMANA’s CTO, noted: “VIMANA Connect is the only solution that brings MTConnect support to machine tools that use Heidenhain-based controllers. VIMANA Connect will help GFMS’ customers measure and maximize their productivity. It will provide seamless integration with MTConnect-based analysis solutions, including our VIMANA platform.”