Chevalier's iMCS with iBOX
Falcon Machine Tools Co., Ltd. has launched iMachine Communications System? (iMCS) software that enables users to avoid downtime and a loss of productivity.
"Our clients are able to connect to iBOX on Chevalier’s machines via our iMCS software at any time for performance data, which includes anticipating potential issues and preventing stoppages,” says Edward Chang, R&D Director of Chevalier Machinery.
Efficiency is no longer about a machine’s uptime but how the entire machine line works as a whole. Chevalier’s iMCS reporting enables remote machine monitoring, alarm history, maintenance, data analysis and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
The ability of remote monitoring and service functionality of the machinery from anywhere eliminates having direct physical contact during inspection, ensuring downtime is kept to a minimum. Addressing the critical issue of costly downtime and waste dramatically impacting an end-user’s bottom line, Chevalier has integrated iMCS software into our CNC machines to identify and report logs in productivity on a 24/7 basis. Instantaneous communication from a machine allows the operator to make fast modifications, resulting in a highly efficient and profitable machine.
iMCS software is user friendly and specifically designed for an end-user’s analytic needs. Smartphone applications will provide access to the monitoring status of the machine regardless of the end-user’s location. This level of monitoring fosters a greater understanding of production assessment and leads to streamlining and maintaining operations for higher productivity and profits.