Bring your used machinery to the era of the Industrial Internet of Things

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MACHINE SPECTOR upgrades your used machinery and leverages the power of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Let’s find out how it works:

Machine Learning

1. Getting the Data

The first step is to get the machine data. By equipping your used machinery with our gateways, we can read the data from the CNC Controller. Even very old machines with no CNC Controller can be equipped with our proprietary wireless sensors.

Big Data Analytics

2. Analyzing the Data

The machine data often comes in a raw format and is out of context. Using different algorithms, we transform the data into insights that are relevant to you and customized to your machines and your production.

Intelligent Tools

3. Visualizing it in the Dashboard

Those insights can then be accessed for each machine in real-time from any device using our dashboard application. You can even set custom notifications to be notified about alarms and unscheduled downtimes.

Case Example: Bridgeport VMC 800.22

For the first successful prototype, we used an over 20-year old Bridgeport Machining Center with a Heidenhain control

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Machine Type

3-Axis Vertical Machining Center

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CNC Controller

Heidenhain TNC 426

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Manufacturing Year

1996

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Interfaces & Protocols

RS232 / LSV-2

Used machinery Bridgeport VMC 800-22

Our Approach

While every Machine and Control is different, the approach is always the same. Here is an overview on how we connected to the machine:

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Identify available Data

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Locate possible Data Interface

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Test Data Readings

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Integrate the Gateway

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Identify available Data

Depending on the machines you have, different types of data are available

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Locate possible Data Interface

The RS232 Interface is very common in used machinery

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Test Data Readings

Avoid inequalities between actual CNC values and data we read

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Integrate the Gateway

The gateway is the hardware that reads the data and sends it to the server

 MACHINE SPECTOR in Action

You now can access the data of your used machine through our app. The MACHINE SPECTOR Dashboard provides you with:

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Real-Time Values of

Spindle RPM, Motor Temperatures, Feed Rates, …

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Notification On

Low Pressure, Emergency Stops, Cycle Errors, …

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Overview of

Cycles, Spindle-on Time, Current Software, …

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Historical Views

Check how your Machine has been performing over time

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What’s in it for you?

Here are a few of the benefits you get from using MACHINE SPECTOR in your used machinery:

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Improved Quality of your Production

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Reduced Unscheduled Downtimes

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Extended Equipment Life

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No need to replace your used machinery

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Real-Time Machine Monitoring

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Accessible from anywhere you are

Interested?

Request a Demo so that we can evaluate your used machinery and schedule an on-site meeting