June 30, 2017 For VIMANA, open connectivity and collaboration with Rexroth helped create a solution for a manufacturing facility.
Controller Connected to Analytical Software through MTConnect Adapter
Software developer VIMANA was tapped by a large power generation equipment company to install its VIMANA software platform in the company’s facility for real time and historical analysis of manufacturing productivity. The solution included monitoring Liechti TurboMill milling machines controlled by Rexroth’s IndraMotion MTX CNC controller. All of the machine tools in the facility were connected to VIMANA using the MTConnect standard. The VIMANA Connect MTConnect Adapter was developed to read the CNC and PLC information and provide data in the format of the open MTConnect standard to communicate with the IndraMotion MTX controller. With VIMANA, a centralized platform for analysis across all of its manufacturing equipment, the production and maintenance engineers at the facility would have the ability to consistently track productivity, as well as gain deep insights into the reasons for production disruptions, maintenance events and quality spills.