MHIS (MARPOSS HUMAN INTERFACE SW)
SOFTWARE PACKAGES FOR INTEGRATION OF MARPOSS HUMAN INTERFACE INSIDE THE MACHINE TOOL'S PC/CNC
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM
The ever increasing possibility of Multitasking operation for the CNCs which control grinding machines and the increase in their graphics capacities has allowed Manufacturers to design and develop the user interface to be increasingly ergonomic and specific for machine operators. As a result, they can view process parameters and at the same time interact with them without compromising machining cycle performance.
The same type of operation is also required of the interface for accessory and control functions (in process measure, grinding wheel balancing, etc.) which are normally performed by installing specific apparatuses on the machine. A growing number of grinding machine manufacturer need and want to create an optimised user interface for their machines, an interface shared by the various functions with the aim of making it simpler for end users.
Another aim is to reduce the space occupied on the Machine Panel by the front panels of the various apparatuses.
To satisfy the need for INTEGRATION of the operator interface as regards the part relative to control functions such as:
- IN PROCESS MEASUREMENT
- GRINDING WHEEL BALANCING
- ANALYSIS USING ACOUSTIC SENSORS
MHIS activates the connection between the machine PC/CNC and the P5/P7 using an RS 232 interface or via Ethernet.
MHIS is also supplied as a software Component (OCX).
Therefore, it can be integrated in the User Interface designed by the machine Manufacturer using Microsoft COM environment rules.
An OPC server is also available. Thanks to the Client - Sever architecture this allows two or more User programs simultaneously active in the PC/CNC to share the data which arrives from the Gauge.
This software can equip P7, P7ME, P7WB or P7SE electronic units.