Whether you want to increase your existing level of productivity, identify production bottlenecks or streamline
CIMCO MDC-Max is the solution of choice
Production is not flowing as it should. You have problems
keeping up with demand, too much waste, too much
machine downtime, tooling costs are too high and you
have no real idea what to change or where to start.
Problems like these can be complicated and there are
often many attributing factors. You may be forced to
analyze your entire production process in order to know
what causes a specific problem. Even then, you will have a
snapshot of your production that takes hours or even days
of work to create.
With CIMCO MDC-Max you get a full representation of your
production. You will have real-time monitoring of your
entire production operation and every second is recorded
so you can easily examine the data and pinpoint bottlenecks.
MDC-Max will provide information on the entire shop floor
every second of the day allowing you to clearly identify and
prioritize the changes needed.
CIMCO MDC-Max is a complete MDC solution that benefits
the one man operation with a few machines and the
corporate enterprise with multiple factories. The MDC-Max
software is highly flexible and easily customized to fit your
current and future data collection needs.
CIMCO MDC-Max analyzes the data it collects and presents
a variety of statistics and reports. This information can be
directed to smartphones, tablets and TV-screens for
real-time monitoring of your production. Since MDC-Max is
a networked solution that stores data on a central server
you can monitor production from multiple locations and
access the data from anywhere.
When we talk about data what we actually mean is events.
The first task when installing CIMCO MDC-Max is to consider
what machine and operator events you want to collect
Machine events can be collected automatically by CIMCO
MDC-Max and most installations will include events such as
Cycle Start, Cycle Stop, and Part Complete as a minimum.
When these events occur at a machine CIMCO MDC-Max is
automatically notified and data about the event is stored.
Operator event data is sent manually by machine operators.
Using a smartphone, tablet, barcode scanner or PC an
operator at a machine can send status information to
CIMCO MDC-Max indicating specific events. Usually you
want to collect downtime reasons such as Waiting for Setup,
Waiting for Maintenance, Scrapped Part, Inspection, etc.
CIMCO MDC-Max can be customized to collect specific
information on any event.
The majority of companies only want to know if a particular
machine is running and producing parts or if it is stopped.
With a basic data collection setup MDC-Max can show the
amount of time the machine has been in production and
the amount of time allocated to downtime.
With the advanced data collection option MDC-Max can
provide accurate reporting of machine tool efficiency on
any job. MDC-Max can show the total percentage of
downtime for each type of machine stoppage such as
Tooling, Setup, Machine Maintenance, etc. This additional
information is provided by the operator using a tablet or a
barcode scanner. The operator uses the tablet or simply
scans a barcode to indicate the downtime reason. This
information can then be used to pinpoint exactly what is
causing a loss of production.
In CIMCO MDC-Max data is structured and visualized as
reports. You can setup MDC-Max to generate both
real-time and historic reports based on the data collected.
MDC-Max features a modern tabbed interface where each
open report is shown in a separate tap. This maximizes
screen space for each report while allowing many reports
to be open and updating in the background.
MDC-Max comes with built-in reports, but the true power
lies in its ability to create customized reports. Visualize
data as tables, pie or bar charts, add in production targets,
work shifts, calculate key performance indicators such as
OEE, MTBF, MTTR, and more. You can also generate event
logs chronologically by operator, machine, and job to know
exactly how each machine and operator is performing.
MDC-Max supports dynamic reporting where data is updated
in real-time. Machine status can be visualized as timelines
or Gantt charts with status changes shown with different
bar colors so you can see at a glance what is going on.
Cycle time per part (min, max and average)
Number of parts per shift/operator
Number of scrapped parts
Setup time per part
Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
Mean time to repair (MTTR)
and many more...
One of the unique features of CIMCO MDC-Max is our Live
Screen which provide a great status overview for every
machine and can be displayed on large plasma or LCD
screens. This Live Screen can be configured to show a list
of all machines and their current status. Further, data such
as machine name, job name, part count, running time,
downtime, etc. can be associated with each machine to
provide a complete overview.
The Live Screen is normally displayed on large screens that
are installed in convenient locations so that all personnel
can easily see the status of each machine. However, it can
also be displayed on smartphones, tablets, and touch
screens using the MDC-Max Web Client and can thereby
be viewed from anywhere there is an internet connection.
If machines are running unattended MDC-Max can even
be configured to send an email and a text message to a
stand-by operator's or supervisor's smartphone if a
With the MDC-Max Web Client we have taken operator
events to the next level. The web client can display your live
screens and be customized to send any operator event you
can think of. Machine status and operator events can be
accessed directly in the web client interface making it
extremely easy for operators to send downtime reasons for
a specific machine.
The web client is optimized for even the smallest displays
using responsive design techniques. This means you can
access the same interface on smartphones, tablets, and
PCs. Thereby the traditional operator screen at the
machine has become mobile and can fit in every operator's
pocket. This is not only convenient for the operator, but
also a cost-efficient alternative to having client PCs or bar
code readers installed at each machine.
CIMCO MDC-Max comes with full support for Microsoft
Excel spreadsheets. Reports can be exported easily for
further analysis in Excel. MDC-Max can even update your
Excel spreadsheet automatically, so the latest data is
CIMCO MDC-Max can also be integrated with most
ERP/MPS systems on the market. This means you can have
a completely integrated solution that can significantly
reduce administrative tasks. Please contact us for more information about how CIMCO
MDC-Max can be integrated with your software systems.
CIMCO MDC-Max can be fully integrated with CIMCO
DNC-Max, CIMCO NC-Base and CIMCO MDM giving you a
complete DNC, manufacturing data management, and
machine data collection system from one supplier.
CIMCO DNC-Max controls CNC program transfer to all of
Programs can be requested directly from
the machine control - operators do not need to leave the
control to download programs. A program that is changed
and uploaded by the operator can automatically become
the active version of the program while storing the previous
version as a backup copy of the file or the uploaded file
can be stored in a quarantine area. This offers the ability to
track changes and revert to any previous version if necessary.
CIMCO NC-Base and CIMCO MDM are both full featured
manufacturing data management systems that help you
manage, control and securely store your manufacturing
related data. While CIMCO NC-Base is ideal for handling
your NC-programs and related documents, CIMCO MDM
can be customized to handle any kind of data such as
CAD/CAM programs and any related documents.
CIMCO MDC-Max can easily be added to your existing
network supporting a variety of hardware options including
serial wiring, Ethernet or a wireless networking. MDC-Max
collects information from machines connected to your
network either directly or using additional hardware. The
data collection method depends on your specific type of
machine and its monitoring capabilities.
Read more about MDC network solutions
If the machine you wish to monitor has one of the data
collection interfaces available (see Supported Machine Controls below), a direct
connection can be achieved by simply connecting an
Ethernet cable to the machine. In this case no additional
hardware is required beyond what might be needed for
operator input (e.g. tablet). However, it can be costly to
activate or install the monitoring feature if not enabled on
a machine control and the option below might be preferred.
If your machine does not support one of the monitoring
interfaces signals can be acquired from the machine using
an input device such as the MDC-Box or Moxa ioLogik
device. These devices handle the connection between your
machine and network and facilitate signal transmission, in
the form of machine event data, to MDC-Max.
The machine controls listed are just some
of the many controls we support for
direct connection. If your control is not
listed please contact us for information
about your specific machine and control. We are continuously adding support for additional machines.
||Extent of data access
||DNC Opt #18
|Siemens (840D, 810D)