I am in the Metalworking industry. How can I follow my CNC machines remotely?
There are several ways to remotely monitor and control CNC machines, including:
- Remote desktop software, such as TeamViewer or RemotePC, which allows you to remotely access and control the computer connected to the CNC machine.
- Machine monitoring software, such as MTConnect or OPC-UA, which allows you to remotely access machine data and status information, such as machine alarms, production counts, and tool life.
- IoT (Internet of Things) solutions, such as edge gateways and industrial IoT platforms, which allow you to connect CNC machines to the internet and remotely access machine data and control the machine via a web interface.
- Cloud-based manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, which allow you to collect, analyze, and act on production data from multiple machines, including CNC machines, in real-time.
It’s important to note that the method you choose will depend on the specific needs of your business and the capabilities of your machines. Consult with the machine vendor or an industry expert for recommendations on the best solution for your situation.