Tornos Software for the fourth industrial revolution – Industry 4.0
UK – Software company Tornos UK will be debutting its Tisis 2.0 software package at Mach.
The company claims to be the first machine tool builder to embrace the 4th Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0 or the Internet of Things (IoT). Its programming and machine management software designed for all its products conforms to Industry 4.0 and will be seen at its stand.
The concept of Industry 4.0 is connectivity. By adding sensors and intelligence at various positions in the manufacturing process, the “factory” has the ability to communicate with peripheral systems and the machine. Based on this background of continuous data flow, the role of the operator changes – they can remotely monitor production and intervene when necessary. To aid effective management, the operator will get an increasingly interactive means of interfacing with the machine and intervention will no longer be confined to a simple keyboard. Tisis i4.0 provides the operator with remote access via tablet and smart phone technology which provides all machine related and production monitoring data in real time. Two Tisis versions are offered: a full and a simplified edition, called Tisis Light. Tisis 2.0 enables tool set-up using a plug and play camera installed in the machining area with video streaming that enables overviewing from anywhere. The camera can also be used for measuring purposes, Tornos explains.
A library function for ISO machining processes is equipped with several elements, to which users can add on their own machining processes. Program creation is much faster, as only dimensional values of the program need to be adapted to reduce errors. Tisis 2.0 is available in Android and Apple iOS versions too.