This controller makes it easier to connect different types of robots designed by different manufacturers to CNC machine. The Sinumerik 828D family using the Sinumerik Integrate Run MyRobot/EasyConnect interface performs the handling tasks. Users can set up automated cells even with different types of CNCs using the same standard interface.
The Sinumerik interface is based on a standard defined by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW) and the German Engineering Association (VDMA) for connecting robots or handling systems to machine tools. The robots are connected through Ethernet (Profinet RT) or using I/O signals.
Using the interface, operators can synchronize processes between the machine tool and robots.
A range of smart operation features is available for integration into the production environment. Machine operators can access the factory network and can inspect contract documents at the user interface.
Users also have access to remote diagnostics using a corporate network or Internet access. The basic Access MyMachine/P2P application exchanges data with connected machines from a Windows PC. Machine tool operators can access the machine over the Internet or outside the company network if the application is appropriately configured. Sinumerik Integrate Access MyMachine/Ethernet (ASP) provides a quick overview of the machine history in addition to machine access. The Sinumerik CNC uploads and downloads machine data, files, trip recorders and configurable PLC traces. Text message (SMS) or email notifications in cases of unusual machine conditions are also possible. ASP allows cost-efficient monitoring of fault states and comprehensive integration of in-house service and maintenance processes.
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