With just a few words and little training, operators of all skill levels can easily instruct ATHENA. Using ATHENA, Makino operators have access to the information they need to remain effective and productive, such as setup, instructions and inspection diagrams - right at the machine.
New workers can start using ATHENA to run any Makino VMC, HMC or EDM machine with much less onboarding time and investment.
ATHENA learns by interacting with users over time, constantly expanding her skills to help the operator:
Set up and run the machine
Maintain or repair the machine
Learn the machine and related processes
Job shops and die mold environments, where there’s a large amount of manual work between operator and machine, such as setting up and running Horizontal, Vertical and EDM machines.
Companies with rapid growth or workforce fluctuations can ease the onboarding of operators and setup personnel.