Ethernet communications system
The LNS e-Connect Ethernet communications system, originally developed to enable bi-directional data sharing between CNC machine tools and LNS bar feeders, monitor material usage and CNC production schedules for on-the-fly, automatic changeovers that reduce material waste and improve throughput for optimized manufacturing productivity.
Today, e-Connect enhances the performance of additional LNS products including chip and coolant management devices, high-pressure coolant, and air filtration systems. These interactive communications between devices and with remote monitors delivers time and labor savings that improve overall manufacturing performance. Specifically:
- e-Connect monitors LNS chip conveyors and reports its status, if it’s operating normally, or if there’s a fault.
- In the same way LNS ChipBLASTER systems report pressure levels, warnings, and faults through e-Connect. Additionally, high pressure coolant can be dynamically changed from the CNC machine tool cutting program.
- Because factory air conditions vary, LNS oil/coolant mist collectors will soon use e-Connect to monitor filter life so there is no guesswork regarding filter replacement.