MILAN, Italy --  "For a smart factory to truly be 'smart' machines in different workshops and different operators in the production chain must be linked by a common flow of integrated information," said Luigi De Vito, SCM Division Director.  De Vito said the new generation of SCM machines are able to collect data through smart components (sensors, microprocessors, software, etc.), and connectivity systems.  The company's Maestro software and sophisticated algorithms are then able to extract valuable information for customers from the data, including, for example, information that allows predictive maintenance. 
Luigi De Vito, SCM Division Director, discussed the company's further enhancements to its Maestro platform at Xylexo 2018.
In the Digital Hub set up for Xylexpo, SCM presented its latest software designs: the new and latest version of Maestro CNC software to be integrated in all machining centers including the Accord 42 fx and the Morbidelli m220.  Among Maestro CNC innovations, the new tool-workpiece machining simulator allows you to check processing details and have direct visual control of the desired result through animated 3D rendering, which makes it possible to check the accuracy of the tool path and correct any programming errors remotely from the design office.
Maestro square, the latest addition to the Maestro Suite software range, integrated for Celaschi tenoners, is designed to manage work programs and monitor machine status by displaying real-time performance data. Through the use of wearable computing devices and special management software, SCM experts can diagnose and solve problems in real time. With the "pro" version, the user will also have access to a number of advanced features, from pyramidal setup through axis interpolation all the way to tool wear management. 
SCM's Maestro connect is the innovative IoT platform based on the "Internet of Things" concept. "It is a system for collecting and analyzing data retrieved from SCM machines to increasingly monitor and optimize production processes, enabling full control of production by the customer,"  said Manuela Andreani, SCM Software Product Manager. "On the other hand, services such as vital maintenance and optimized spare parts management are made easier," she said.   "Advantages include: increased productivity and decreased downtime, improved and continuous operating cost control, lower maintenance costs and the ability to monitor machine parameters and performance in real time, anywhere and at any time, so as to be able to always correct any malfunction in an increasingly timely manner (smart maintenance)”.

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