MDA is a new software system developed by NC, designed to supply information about the actual employment of CNC machines. It allows to identify any idle time and to verify the estimates. The product is made up of specific hardware for state acquisition, a software system that manages states with real time storage and a software system that serves as interface to a production managing system.
The module is designed to acquire meaningful machine states such as :
- Machine ON/OFF
- Rotating spindle
- Axes movement
- Tool change counter
- Override feed
The module immediately displays the progress of the acquired states by displaying the details of the acquisition or by means of coloured icons that highlight the CNC status.
MDA system allows to acquire states via Ethernet and store data on a DB in Lan.
Managing CNC states with MDA system allows a real time check of the workshop, with the display of the active and non-active CNCs in the layout of machines.