Monitoring Machine Tools? Don’t Discount DNC

Integrating Machine Tool Monitoring with Distributed Numerical Control (DNC) software can augment CNC data collection and can make machine monitoring much more powerful. Standard monitoring systems can “get 90% of the way there” according to Richard Hefner, President of  FactoryWiz Monitoring.

In particular, DNC’s ability to connect to the native protocols of multiple controls and serve as a data source for analytic software makes it useful for shops using multiple generations of machine tools.

Networks that feed part programs to shopfloor CNCs can double as a foundation for pulling data from them.

FactoryWiz DNC

Publication: Modern Machine Shop

Author: Matt Danford

Date: 2021