Is there machine monitoring for Okuma Thinc controllers available?
Yes – Predator Machine Monitoring (MDC) includes a product called Predator CNC Service, which can be installed on the controller without any modifications to the controller. This product will run as a Windows Service in the background and communicate directly to the Predator MDC data collection software over Ethernet.
Big data can be extracted from the controller with little effort to capture cycle status, idle time, alarm, emergency stop, feed hold, and part counts. This results in real-time events as well as historical data on machine productivity and downtime.