Multi-DNC Supports Haas Machine Data Collection

Originally titled 'Monitoring Software Collects Machine Output Data'

Multi-DNC supports the Haas Machine Data Collection (MDC) feature by providing networking, DNC communications, machine monitoring and reporting, all from a single platform.

Multi-DNC supports the Haas Machine Data Collection (MDC) feature by providing networking, DNC communications, machine monitoring and reporting, all from a single platform. With Haas Setting 143 enabled, Multi-DNC’s browser-based monitoring software, Multi-MDC, provides real-time machine monitoring by automatically collecting machine output data to an MS-SQL database. Real-time dashboards and Production History Reports display shopfloor manufacturing data, including machine utilization, OEE, cycle, idle, alarm, spindle, machine downtime reasons, tool usage, setup, parts count, machine maintenance information and more. Also, Multi-MDC will alert supervisors by text message and email for part count deviation and alarms. 

Multi-DNC offers Haas customers a complete solution for wired or wireless networking, DNC communications, machine monitoring and reporting. Multi-MDC detects alarm codes and their definitions and includes maintenance triggers that set to decipher, monitor and report exactly what is going on with the machine. Multi-MDC monitors and reports the Who, What, When, Where and Why so customers can answer the question, “How do we improve our overall machine utilization?”

When Haas Setting 143 is enabled, the control sends monitoring data through the RS-232 port to the Multi-DNC communications platform, which has been specially configured to read the Haas MDC data. Multi-DNC automatically turns off and then back on MDC output when downloading or uploading CNC programs through the RS-232 port. This feature provides single-cable connectivity for networking, DNC communications, monitoring and reporting.