Making Chips / Making Moneyy
Conventional wisdom in metalworking says that you are making money only when you
are making chips. Asset Monitor (AM) gives you detailed real-time and historical
knowledge of what is happening on the shop floor. That knowledge – when you are
making chips, when you are not and why – gives you the ability to optimize your
processes so that you can make more chips and more money.
Accurate Data, The Foundation For Success
Charts, graphs and summary reports are, of course an important part of Asset
Monitor, but if the data behind these presentations is inaccurate or unreliable
then even the most sophisticated presentations are of little value. The accuracy
and reliability of data gathered from machine tools varies widely, depending on
the equipment and methods of collection used.
LCC’s deep expertise in CNC communications and our ability to integrate physical
and logical data access methods assures that the data obtained from your machine
tools is accurate and meaningful.
Better Than The Competition
So you think monitoring just "Program In Cycle" is an accurate measure of
machine performance? What if Feed Hold is on, or % Feedrate Override is at
50% or less? These are the areas that separate Asset Monitor from the
competition! Our system allows you the flexibility to monitor Feed Hold, %
Feedrate Override, Spindle, Axis Motion, Coolant On/Off and more. to get an accurate
measure of production. Combine any machine signal to get a true
representation of when the machine is "Making Chips".
Tired of scrolling through a lengthy list of report names to get a piece of
information? Our intuitive user interface provides a detailed view of shop
production quickly and easily. Just one or two clicks of the mouse and
you have the information you need.
Software as a Service (Cloud Computing)
Software as a Service is a low cost innovative approach to delivering
high performance, high availability applications over the internet. It eliminates
the IT burden customer have when purchasing traditional "in-house"
solutions. SaaS has a very low monthly fee with a minimal upfront
to download a brochure on our State-Of-The_Art Secure Data Center.
System Features And Functions
Asset Monitor offers Real-Time monitoring, providing production statistics,
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), mobile phone texting, and email notifications on key machine signals and events.
The system archives your production data so that you can historically view
shop floor performance over a year, month, week, day, or shift period. For Fanuc
CNC Controls supporting the FOCAS interface, Asset Monitor keeps track of
Good/Bad Parts Count, along with the CNC Program numbers run on each machine. .The
system is web based, so that any PC with a web browser and user permission can access the system and its data.
Configuration tools allow users to setup how
they want production data presented to them. Assign specific machines to an
Asset Group to get statistics on machine cells and/or departments. Assign
Asset Groups to shop personal (like Supervisors) who are responsible for
cells or departments. With these configurations, users can quickly asses
performance (OEE) and identify bottlenecks and problems across the entire shop.
Asset Monitor allows users to combine machines signals to create a higher level
derived signal. For example, the derived signal “Cutting Part” can be created
to represent the following…
Power On + Cycle On + Spindle On + Feed Hold Off + Axis Motion + % Feed
Override >= 80%
When the above is true, the derived signal “Cutting” is considered to be on.
Charts And Reports To Fit Your Needs
Once you have configured the system to monitor the machine signals that are
important to your operations, Asset Monitor provides an easy to use, intuitive
web based utilization and performance viewer.
Supported CNC Controls And Signals
Asset Monitor is a flexible system providing Ethernet connectivity to ALL
equipment. A direct Ethernet connection can be made to CNC Controls
supporting the following interfaces.
For all other Control types, Asset Monitor supports a NON-Proprietary Ethernet I/O Module which
allows use to tie discrete machine signals to the I/O Module.
Any 24VDC or 120VAC CNC Control signal, lamp, switches, relay, etc can be wired to
the module for monitoring by the system. For MTConnect and Fanuc FOCAS
interface types, below is listed some of the signalsthat can be monitored..
- MTConnect (Mazak, Fanuc, Haas, Okuma, and more...)
- Fanuc FOCAS (Most i-series Controls)
For Fanuc FOcAS, PMC bit or binary data can also be monitored. The system allows users
to configure what PMC address and bit(s) to monitor, and what the signal
- Control Power On/Off
- Spindle On/Off, Actual Spindle Speed
- Program Cycle On/Off, Running Program #
- Feed Hold On/Off
- % Feed Override
- % Spindle Override
- Axis In Motion, Actual Feed Rate
- CNC Alarm with message
- Coolant On/Off
- And Much More...
Part Count Supported
Get an accurate count on the number of Good and Bad Parts produced in your
facility. Asset Monitor keeps track of the number of Parts machined, if
they are good or bad, and the CNC Program used to machine them. Based on
this data, Asset Monitor calculates OEE Quality metric over a year, month, week,
day or shift. Asset Monitor also breaks down the number of Part Per Hour
machined in a given day.
Text Message And E-Mail Notifications
Configure your system to send Text Messages and/or E-Mail Notifications when a
specific Machine Event occurs (ie: alarmed or out of cycle for a period of