July 2, 2022

Collect, evaluate and visualize machine data – Metrology and Quality News

In response to requests from machine tool users around the world, HEIDENHAIN has introduced version 1.4.0 of its popular StateMonitor software platform for remote monitoring and data evaluation during manufacturing in real time. StateMonitor optimizes the production environment with a real-time view of manufacturing processes. StateMonitor allows users to intuitively monitor machines on a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

First introduced in 2019, StateMonitor has become an important option with HEIDENHAIN TNC controls to digitally connect and evaluate machine tool data on company networks as part of the Industry 4.0 initiative to increase efficiency . Connected devices can include CNC control systems from different brands as well as PCs and web-based mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones.

Designed to highlight data usage and encourage time-saving workflow methods using clear charts and graphs, the new StateMonitor V1.4.0 now offers even more benefits. One of the many new features is the ability to monitor tools within a connected machine. This now allows users to collect current tool usage data and avoid unnecessary costs due to premature tool replacement. The new software can also display countdowns for all running programs.

Other important new features include the ability to view monitored signals on the Machine Status page, as well as string signal data. Additionally, users can now customize the machine status by adding additional statuses and changing as desired when the machine is considered “productive”. All of these new features have been added at the request of previous users.

Unlike in the past, an interested customer now has the option of purchasing a single-machine license and can add the more common five-machine license later if desired. The StateMonitor Single Machine license already contains the “OPC UA interface”, so that machines with third-party CNCs can also be connected.

Another important offering of this new release is the provision of additional maintenance and support for the StateMonitor software from HEIDENHAIN. This software maintenance plan gives customers the ability to easily upgrade the software whenever a new version is available.

For more information: www.heidenhain.com