Lets technicians conduct remote "house calls" to cutting machines
This system allows factory service technicians to link up directly with the company's pipe cutting machines in the field over a secure broadband connection. Technicians can log onto the machine to observe, commandeer, exchange data files, update operating systems and diagram procedures or problems. Both computer displays offer a "John Madden" whiteboard illustrator and chat board. Real-time troubleshooting is possible using diagnostic routines to test PLC logic, tune digital motion controls, and review machine set-up parameters and program data.
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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