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Makino application's experts walk you through the process step by step to decide what works best. They’ve worked with manufacturers and machines all over the world, so whatever your machine, whatever your unique challenges, they’re ready to find a software solution for you.

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ATHENA: Voice Control

Say hello to ATHENA, the voice-activated industrious assistant that anyone can use. Makino machines are the first to have it - ATHENA is an add-on application software. Talking to Athena, manufacturing workers of all skill levels can take command of the machine, control operations and call up critical data. All with just a few words and a little training (she knows g-code, too). Athena runs on any Makino VMC, HMC or EDM, using the single universal language of voice command.

But voice activated machine operation is just half the story. ATHENA is able to learn. Beyond basic control commands, Athena guides and analyzes. She can even respond to "thinking questions such as:

  • How do I change a tool?
  • What is my run time on this part?
  • What is my coolant temperature? 

...and so much more.

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