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Predictive and Proactive Machine Health Technology

MHmax: Monitoring Machine Health

Integrated sensors and software monitor the equipment systems most critical to your machine’s health and helps predict probable failures BEFORE they happen…so you can take proactive steps to prevent them from happening.

In designing MHmax, our engineers combed through 15 years of customer support data in all types of production scenarios. Using this data, we identified the leading causes of unplanned downtime and the important warning signs.
 

MHmax: Monitoring Machine Health

Four Critical Machining Sub-Systems

MHmax focuses on four critical machining systems: the spindle, coolant, hydraulics, and tool changer.

(Spindle) - Flags unexpected vibration-related events through an integrated high frequency sensor, and continually assesses the health of your spindle.

(Coolant) – Monitors each main branch of this important system and alerts you when proactive service should be scheduled to keep things running.

(Hydraulics) – Analyzes system pressure and temperature, building a body of data to predict potential needs.

(Tool Changer) – Tracks the physical position of the spindle and how it compares to its ideal location for seamless tool changes. Also makes sure the drive system stays in good working condition.

How does all this data come together?

Integrated sensors continually collect thousands of data points from these critical systems and dozens of other areas. Using a proprietary algorithm, MHmax analyzes this data, predicts developing issues and notifies you with a text or email depending on your level of connectivity. You’ll always know the health of your machines and when to proactively schedule service to keep them running.
How does all this data come together?

By choosing the level of connectivity for your MHmax system, you have the power to control access to your data.

Level 1 connectivity lives on the machine's Pro6 Control interface, with easy-to-understand, information-rich displays showing monitored system’s status on the control screen.
 
Level 2 connectivity adds to Level 1 capabilities. Living on your private internal network, it allows select employees to log in to a summary page and instantly see the health status of all connected machines.It also provides in-shop notifications (via email).

Level 3 connectivity includes the benefits of all three levels and transmits coded alarm messages or support requests through the cloud to Makino’s technical support team. We’ll then contact you right away to proactively decide a recommended course of action.

Since Makino highly values your privacy and data ownership, MHmax doesn't require any data streaming—even with Level 3 connectivity. Makino only receive alerts from MHmax that your machine needs attention.

 

How to Buy MHmax

MHmax is available on select NEW Makino 1-series horizontal machining centers. 
 
MHmax is a subscription service with an initial software, hardware and installation cost. For this, users receive the predictive and display capabilities of MHmax. An annual subscription renewal fee will apply after the first year of use and gives continual updates on the MHmax software as released throughout the year.

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