PlantMonitor from HEIDENHAIN Aids Digital Manufacturing

HEIDENHAIN, Schaumburg, Illinois, has released its PlantMonitor – a digital solution to aid the manufacturing shop floor. The monitor now is available for companies interested in monitoring and analyzing production data at multiple sites utilizing machine tools where at least one is equipped with a HEIDENHAIN TNC control/StateMonitor software combination per site. The PlantMonitor can aggregate the data onto one screen for review. Machine tools using non-HEIDENHAIN controls also can be included and monitored.

By connecting multiple StateMonitors within the new PlantMonitor software umbrella, a company’s entire production environment will become transparent to users, enabling them to react appropriately to problems and changes. This also contributes to enabling users to achieve long-term process optimization.

On the PlantMonitor screen, network data is displayed by groups via a customizable dashboard. The monitoring function displays machine data in real time. The machine status bar, utilization rate and availability for every machine connected to it can be shown in a clear format on the single page and as a tile added to the dashboard if needed. Other highlights of the PlantMonitor system include the new Production and MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) calculations, as well as the ability to set reference values for productivity. For more information, visit