More certainty in planning, greater ease of use with HACS

Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG

"More certainty in planning, greater ease of use with HACS" by Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG

May 11, 2015
The additional control panel – adapted to the pallet changer setup station
The new "Hermle Automation Control System" (HACS) is a system for controlling and monitoring Hermle machines that have been automated with pallet changers. HACS makes production planning easier, including tool insert calculation.

An additional pivotable control panel has been adapted to the pallet changer setup station. The user interface – easy and intuitive to operate with drag?and drop – makes day-to-day production tasks easier. As with other previous Hermle development projects, they will first be tested in our internal machining manufacturing under production conditions until they are ready for series production. HACS will be used with all Hermle pallet changers. Like its predecessor the PMC system, it can be used for all control units. New orders have already been filled with deliveries including HACS.

Advantages of HACS
The operator has the tasks relevant for him in sight at all times. This ensures the most failure-free production possible. The clear structure and simple layout of the system help to prevent errors. In addition, HACS can be used without a Windows computer and requires no fee-based interfaces. HACS is fully integrated into its work environment. The software is intuitive to operate and all relevant data can be seen at a glance on the setup station and on the machine control: system overviews, work schedules, pallets, sequence plan, tasks and tool table.

All workpieces are automatically ranked in the sequence plan as soon as they are set up. The definition of orders can be changed at any time to affect priority and therefore the order of machining. It is also possible to resort the sequence plan with drag and drop.

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Address
Industriestrasse 8-12
78559
Gosheim
Germany
Business Type
Manufacturer
Export Regions
Worldwide
Certificates
DIN EN ISO 9001:2008
Foundation
1938
Management
Günther Beck
Franz-Xaver Bernhard
Alfons Betting
Benedikt Hermle
Employees
1035

About Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG

Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG is a German listed company with its head office in Gosheim auf dem Heuberg in the district of Tuttlingen and is one of the leading manufacturers of milling machines. Globally there are more than 25000 machines in use, mainly at suppliers of medical technology, in the optical industry, in aviation, in the automotive industry and in motor sport.

The most important components are developed and manufactured in Gosheim. Hermle's universal milling machines and machining centres are used for the machining of tools, moulds and series-produced parts.

Hermle produces small to medium-sized three to five-axis milling centres for a wide range of applications.

Even machines for applications with increased demands on precision or machining volumes are manufactured. The different machine models are available with magazine extensions and a pallet changer. Furthermore, various handling systems are offered directly from the manufacturer.

Hermle is all about milling and achieving outstanding results.
This is clearly demonstrated by the slogan "milling at its best". It stands for high-performance, highly innovative machining centres which have risen to a leading position nationally and internationally. It stands for a far-reaching and closely meshed sales and service network and for a worldwide presence.