Customer’s Project

The Honing machine had 3 main functions for consideration when Bart created the HMI project in EBpro, Maple Systems free HMI configuration software:

  1. Parts to be polished are placed on the slide table which goes back and forth
  2. The operator sets the travel distance, number of oscillation cycles, and speed
  3. Once the process is started the machine cannot stop else the part is ruined

The interface on the HMI to access the internal logic was modeled after one of the Maple Systems demo projects. Bart was able to use the demo project as a starting point and create a fully operational project.

Additionally, Bart programmed the Maple System HMI to use a communication command process that queues requests, a dispatcher/response synchronizer to associate command requests and drive responses, and a drive response parser to process info received from a Stack Stepper drive.

HMI interface and user screens

After several months, Bart created a very sophisticated implementation using a Maple Systems HMI that proved to be very successful. “The code is unique because it derives from my days working for Bridgeport Machines in engineering and software development.” Bart states, “BPTM was formerly one of the largest machine tool builders in the US.”

Screen example: Maple Systems HMI as programmed for use by the machine operator.
Screen example: The HMI interface to access the internal logic.
Screen example: Operator Setup Menu.
Screen example: HMI screen used for debugging the communications and command processing between the HMI and the Stack Stepper Drive.

Using a Maple Systems HMI, Bart Stater, from CNC Solutions and Service, was able to improved quality, rate of production, and reduced the reject rate on the Honing machine.

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