IMA Mobile App allows remote monitoring of CNC machines from handheld device

IMA Mobile App
Source: mitsubishielectric.com

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. announces the release of the Integrated Machine Analytics (IMA) mobile app, which allows users to monitor their CNC machines through MTConnect, an open standard that allows universal connectivity. The app is designed for Mitsubishi Electric machines, but will work for any MTConnect compliant CNC.

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IMA Mobile App Source: mitsubishielectric.com

The IMA mobile app offers real-time monitoring and analysis of CNC functions, and will notify the user when changes or anomalies are detected. If users have multiple CNC machines in their facility with an MTConnect compliant adapter, they can all be monitored through the app simultaneously. This allows users to ensure projects are staying on schedule and eliminate potential issues before they become significant.

 

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MTConnect
Source: mitsubishielectric.com

End users such as business owners, engineering or maintenance managers, and facility or operations supervisors can use the app for machine monitoring purposes to improve their overall equipment effectiveness. Machine tool dealers may also use the app as another value-added offering for their customers and separate themselves from competing vendors.

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MAIN FEATURES

  • Real-time monitoring on:
  • Control mode
  • Control state
  • Program
  • Overrides
  • Get notifications on:
  • Alarms
  • Status changes
  • Overrides
  • Program changes

Why do you need machine monitoring?

Real-time monitoring and notifications provides: 

  • 24/7 manufacturing
  • Assurance that projects stay on schedule
  • Quick response to alarms
  • Improvement of overall equipment efficiency (OEE)
  • Increased machine usage 
  • More accurate bidding for projects