Mikron MILL P 500 U users pare their downtime from hours to mere minutes, thanks to GF Machining Solutions’ Industry 4.0 supporting smart modules such as Machine Spindle Protection (MSP) and Customer Services’ rConnect modular digital services including Live Remote Assistance (LRA).
MSP protects the Spindle and machine geometry while maximizing machine uptime to reduce costs associated with unexpected Spindle collisions. Collisions usually occur when a new CNC program is first executed. MSP protects the machine and Spindle during job setup by making it possible to absorb axial and lateral collisions and then restore perfect accuracy: The Spindle returns to normal operations without any specific maintenance or recalibration, ensuring almost no downtime or collision-related costs.
Precision parts manufacturers and moldmakers today require solutions ensuring precision on parts, process reliability and high productivity. At the same time, they need the means to keep pace in a continuously changing environment. Therefore, agility is a key success factor. The Mikron MILL P 500 U was developed to meet these very needs. It serves manufacturers willing to invest in assets delivering an agile competitive advantage.
Users’ productivity, flexibility and autonomy are further accelerated by the Mikron MILL P 500 U’s rConnect readiness. Manufacturers simply choose the GF Machining Solutions digital services that best fit their needs. LRA, for example, delivers highly secure, direct, customer-authorized real-time remote assistance by connecting the customer with the local diagnostics center and GF Machining Solutions’ Technical Units. With LRA, Customer Services can inspect a machine tool remotely, with diagnostics carried out by the customer’s own technician or a GF Machining Solutions expert.