MTConnect® is a software adapter that provides the ability for device manufacturers, such as machine tool manufacturers, to use their own vocabulary to communicate data in a royalty-free standard. It is built to allow equipment and systems to communicate data to be used for monitoring machine output, determine job scheduling, predictive maintenance, and more. Using XML, HTTP, HTTPS, SHDR, and MQTT, MTConnect provides a means to extract real-time data from a variety of equipment throughout a facility. The common communication provides software developers the ability to implement applications with the intent of providing improved efficiency of operations and increased productivity.
Feed Forward in Cut:
The controller will hold the feed forward during the cut to increase the clamping force on the machine during the cutting operation. This feature is great for round bars where they have a chance to spin during a cut damaging the blade.
Vise – Main & Feed: The vises are full-stroking with adjustable clamping pressure. Vises automatically function in automatic mode.
Cutting Pressure: Adjustable cutting pressure/force to control the weight to be placed on the teeth of the blade.
Cutting Rate: Adjustable to regulate the saw arm traverse rate. This is a necessary feature to cut tubing at high rates without losing saw teeth.
Carbide Blade Guides: Side and back carbides are flat for maximum blade support. Blade Chip Brush: Powered brush driven by an assembly mounted on the drive wheel removes chips that may become lodged in the blade gullets.
Powered Guide Arm: Powered, moveable guide arm controlled from the console. Powered Blade Tension: Assures and maintains proper blade tension at all times during the cutting process.
“Passive” Cut Watcher® System:
A system that monitors the cut for squareness to a pre-set deviation value. The system shuts down the saw when the pre-set value is exceeded. This is a must option for production cutting. (PATENT: 5,070,751)
Built-In Coolant System w/ Wash-Down Hose: Built-in coolant system, with high pressure sealed coolant pump. Coolant is dispensed through fixed guide arm. The saw is fully panned to return coolant to the tank. A cutting fluid clean-up hose is provided for machine wash down.
Chip/Swarf Removal System: A chip auger removes chips from the cutting area to a bin.
Two-Hand Operation Controls: All motion operations require two hands to operate, reducing the exposure to hazards from running the equipment.
Blade Saver: The Blade Saver feature is often used when cutting bundles of material. This function reduces wear and tear on the blade when retracting through a cut. It also reduces blade “snagging” on the material as it is retracting after a cut. When the Blade Saver is active, the blade stays forward after a cut is complete; and the clamped material on the feed table retracts slightly away from the blade path.
Broken Blade Function: Stops the machine if the blade breaks to keep the machine from being damaged.
Out-of-Stock Function: The machine will stop when the feed vise runs out of material.
Automatic Blade Idle: When not actively engaged in a cut the machine will reduce the blade speed reducing the risk of injury while the machine is operating.
Blade Change Interlock: The interlock is used to disable the band motor operation while changing the blade, to reduce the risk in changing a blade. The key for the interlock is the same one used for tension ensuring that the machine must be operated in a safe manor.
Safety Guards: Machine is equipped with blade guards and awareness barriers for safety purposes.