System Monitors Advanced 3D Waterjet Machining

Intelli-VISOR from OMAX allows operators to effectively monitor and analyze important machining parameters, including cutting activity, pump pressure and abrasive levels, as well as keep track of machine hours and maintenance schedules.

Intelli-VISOR allows operators to effectively monitor and analyze important 3D machining parameters, including cutting activity, pump pressure and abrasive levels, as well as keep track of machine hours and maintenance schedules.

OMAX Corporation (Kent, WA) demonstrated its new Intelli-VISOR System Monitoring Package at FABTECH 2012, showcasing how users can now oversee the status and performance of an abrasive waterjet throughout the entire cutting process. Intelli-VISOR works to increase the efficiency and uptime of any JetMachining Center by connecting operation controls with machine maintenance.

As a function of the new Intelli-MAX® 18 control software, Intelli-VISOR utilizes an industry-standard Modbus® communications protocol and features a streamlined software interface and robust machine sensor network to capture and share real-time data from different components across the JetMachining Center. As a result, operators can effectively monitor and analyze important machining parameters, including cutting activity, pump pressure and abrasive levels, as well as keep track of machine hours and maintenance schedules.

Through its custom-programmed parameters, or Modules, Intelli-VISOR enables the operator to configure exactly what aspect of the machine is to be monitored and the action the machine is to initiate if an operation is about to fail or has failed, including pausing the machine to protect the cutting head and workpiece and administering an alert notification.

Further adding to its high adaptability, Intelli-VISOR can alert the operator of an issue at the machine control screen, and with an Internet connection can distribute an alert notice to up to four people via email or SMS text messaging.

OMAX designs all of its accessories to be retrofitable to its existing machine models. However, in order to benefit from the Intelli-VISOR package, users must first upgrade to the latest Intelli-MAX 18 Software, which is free to existing customers. As with all of its machines and accessories, the company backs its new Intelli-MAX 18 Software and Intelli-VISOR System Monitoring Package with unparalleled customer support.

 

 

The new Intelli-MAX 18 Software Suite meets the growing trend of manufacturers processing 3D components on abrasive waterjet machines. It provides programming power and solutions together with functions and features that deliver increased compatibility, expandability and customizability for a wide variety of operations, including 3D part processing.

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