TUBE NEWS 2016 May 2016 - Page 9

Intuitive machine operation In the course of further development, the HMI control panel has also been further optimized. Now the advanced software with icon interface provides high process reliability and intuitive operation. The motto of “Simplification” is stamped on every detail: With the help of icons, all operations are clearly arranged and structured. For example, the user finds stylized, meaningful icons for different categories, such as parameters for dimensions, the transport, the tool clamping or guide rails. “This makes the development of bending programs or the input of tool data easier. Moreover, all entries are always inspected for validity, therefore, conflicting inputs are prevented”, explains Bert Zorn, Managing Director of Schwarze-Robitec. The CNC NxT 2.0 also includes an advanced user management system. This allows the assignment of different user-level to employees: starting with the operation of the tube bending production to complex processes, such as production planning, bending equipment and optimization of the product or integration into the company’s infrastructure. “We have a complete package of software and hardware interlinked; this will significantly improve the future productivity of the bending production,” Mr. Zorn concluded. “It is a crucial step towards flexible, and at the same time, stable processes”. At the middle of 2016, the NxG 2.0 controller will be delivered to the first customers. Company contact: Schwarze-Robitec GmbH Bert Zorn Olpener Straße 460-474 51109 Cologne, Germany Telephone: +49(0)221-89008-0 Fax: +49(0)221.-89008-9920 E-mail: Website: 9 TN MAY 2016