With MTConnect, Fanuc FOCAS, hardware modules, along with functionality such as reading text files, a very wide variety of equipment is supported by our DataXchange OEE machine data collection software.
DataXchange supports Fanuc i series controls with the FOCAS Ethernet protocol for data collection and machine monitoring. This also includes machines with ‘backend’ Fanuc controls such as Makino Pro 5 and Pro 6 controls and some Mori-Seiki machines.
DataXchange also supports machines that provide MTConnect which includes an ever growing list of machine tool builders and controls. Some of the most common controls include the following:
- Okuma with OSP-P100-II, OSP-P200, OSP-P300
- Mazak supports a wide variety including Matrix, Matrix II, even as far back as many Fusion 640 controls
- Mori-Seiki with MAPPS 2 or greater
- Siemens 840D
- Makino Pro 5 and Pro 6
- Mitsubishi based controls
For machines that do not offer a compatible Ethernet based protocol such as FOCAS or MTConnect a hardware module can be used. The hardware ties into electrical points on the machine, such as monitoring voltage to the stack lights, or current to the spindle motor. The hardware can also utilize presence sensors, relays, or other similar points to identify whether or not the machine is running, and how it is running.
Contact Scytec if you have any questions about whether or not your machine is supported with an Ethernet protocol or if hardware would be used for machine data collection.