Whether monitoring your machinery, checking its condition, or preventing collisions, the interconnecting and scalable SmartLine digital systems perfectly complement the CHIRON Group product range. Every digital system adds value to a specific area. The functions and advantages combine to form a whole package, providing more efficiency, availability and productivity.
ConditionLine: Automatic condition monitoring
DataLine: Integrated machine and process diagnostics
ProcessLine: Machining simulated and optimized in advance
ProtectLine: Preventive machine protection in every mode of operation
RemoteLine: Remote diagnostics and remote maintenance
TouchLine: Reliable and intuitive operation
A proactive maintenance strategy is key to ensuring maximum availability of machinery. ConditionLine constantly monitors and analyzes the condition of the machine, and detects irregularities in operation at an early stage. The focal points of automatic condition monitoring are all components that affect precision or frequently cause stoppages. With ConditionLine, you can prevent and avoid time-consuming and costly downtime and production losses, and schedule maintenance and repair work in a way that suits you.
Data is recorded, aggregated, and processed directly inside the machine. Further to this, ConditionLine can be expanded locally into the client's infrastructure or by means of data transfer via RemoteLine. This client-oriented architecture allows the system to be implemented universally. You determine the degree of networking, and you always have complete control of your data.
Maximum output of high quality components
Early detection of non-typical operating behavior and wear
Targeted planning of maintenance and repairs
Degree of networking according to customer's needs
Can be expanded to ConditionServices for even more availability
Machine status, availabilities, number of completed workpieces: DataLine produces and analyzes machine and process data live. These integrated machine and process diagnostics build a strong foundation for the continuous optimization of your production processes.
Transparent overview of machine runtime and downtimes
Immediate identification of causes or accumulation of faults
Automatic assessment of machine availabilities and output
Full functionality even offline
Thanks to ProcessLine, the entire machining process can be developed, simulated, and optimized in advance. The machine itself is not blocked and can continue production. It also has the added benefit of significantly reducing the set-up time for the new process at the machining center. The simulation is conducted using a digital twin. The model reproduces the physical machine in its entirety, combining the geometry, kinematics, and dynamics of the real machining center with full functionality.
Quicker, safer, and more efficient production of the first good part
CHIRON Group post-processor included - perfectly tailored to the machining center
Enhanced process reliability thanks to the simulation detecting potential collisions
Seamless integration of existing CAD models
ProcessLine combines with ProtectLine to form an integrated, digital process chain. ProcessLine simulates the real NC program in a preparatory stage, ProtectLine provides reliable protection against the consequences of operating errors during ongoing operation.
ProtectLine provides your machining center with reliable protection in every mode of operation, preventing collisions that may arise, for example, from errors or faulty NC programming. Central to the system is a digital twin, which runs ahead of the real machine. In the event of a machine crash, the digital twin will be the first to collide, meaning the machining center can be safely shut down in good time. This means potentially major damage and production downtime can be reliably avoided, which in turn increases availability and productivity.
ProtectLine creates a fully detailed model of the physical machine. Along with the machining center, all machining tools with tool holders and the workpiece with the fixture are incorporated in the model. A virtual machining process runs parallel to its real counterpart. This automatic cutting simulation ensures the geometry of the virtual workpiece always corresponds to that of the real workpiece – a model quality that is unique in the market.
Preventive machine protection in every mode of operation to avoid collisions
Higher availability and productivity
Easy handling and full compatibility with conventional CAD data formats
Integrated in the TouchLine operating system
ProtectLine combines with ProcessLine to form an integrated, digital process chain. ProcessLine simulates the real NC program in a preparatory stage; ProtectLine provides reliable protection against production downtime during operation.
Remote diagnostics and remote maintenance via RemoteLine enable you to increase the availability of your machining centers. This is because in many cases, there is no need to deploy an engineer on site. Instead, online support can prevent long periods of downtime.
With your permission, one of our experts from CHIRON Group Service accesses your machining center, runs a fault diagnosis and remedies the fault. Alternatively, they can provide direct support by asking questions about operation, for instance. If a service call is deemed necessary, it will be scheduled, prepared, and delivered with great consideration to your operations. RemoteLine and the findings it provides underpin the EfficiencyServices: tailored support for improved, responsive servicing and shorter downtimes.
Increase availability and minimize downtime
Fast analysis and repair of faults by specialists
Cost-effective troubleshooting or support via remote maintenance
Diagnostic options tailored to individual requirements
TouchLine makes operating your machining center easy. The module counters the increasingly complex technology and the resultant potential for operating errors by preparing context-sensitive information and reliable user guidance. It is intuitive to operate, using movements familiar to mobile devices. The user receives further support in the form of condition messages, which display critical parameters, detect causes, and suggest corrective measures. If required, the full machine documentation can be called up on the operating system's 24" panel.
Intuitive, simple, and user-led operation
Preparation of context-sensitive information
Machine-specific support with integrated documentation