8/14/2019

Ethernet Communications System Enables Interactivity Across LNS Product Lines

Originally titled 'Ethernet Communications System Enables Interactivity Across Product Lines'
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e-Connect enhances the performance of additional LNS products including chip and coolant management devices, high-pressure coolant and air filtration systems.

The LNS e-Connect Ethernet communications system was originally developed to enable bi-directional data sharing between CNC machine tools and LNS bar feeders. These intra-machine communications monitor material usage and CNC production schedules to allow on-the-fly, automatic change-overs that reduce material waste and improve throughput to optimize manufacturing productivity.

Today, e-Connect enhances the performance of additional LNS products including chip and coolant management devices, high-pressure coolant and air filtration systems. In all cases, these interactive communications between devices and with remote monitors result in time and labor savings that improve overall manufacturing performance. Specifically:

  • e-Connect monitors LNS chip conveyors and reports whether or not the conveyor is online, if it is operating normally or if there is a fault.
  • In the same way, LNS ChipBlaster high-pressure and filtration systems report pressure levels, warnings and faults through e-Connect. Additionally, high pressure coolant can be dynamically changed from the CNC machine tool cutting program.
  • Because factory air conditions vary, LNS oil/coolant mist collectors will soon use e-Connect to monitor filter life so there is no guesswork regarding filter replacement.

All of these products interact with CNC machine tools through e-Connect to achieve higher efficiencies and cost savings for an entire production process.

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