Harmoni acts as a touch-screen program loading system (DNC software).  Our approach is a bit different than other solutions out there that rely on the operator knowing / inputting the appropriate program name.  That approach is time consuming and tedious.  It also introduces the possibility of human error resulting in scrap.  Our approach is to instead present the operator with only the programs that have been associated with the job they have clocked onto via our labor tracking module.

Flexible Program Storage

A revision-controlled program storage system is at the heart of this module.  Authorized engineers on your team will use this system to upload all of their G-code, offsets, macro value defaults, and settings per part that you run.  Powerful revision tracking is automatic, allowing you to see exactly which lines change as updates are saved.

screenshot of Harmoni's flexible CNC program storage system
screenshot of Harmoni's CNC program loading system (DNC software) that associates a part, revision, and machine together

Part + Rev + Machine Association

The packet of G-code components, settings, macro defaults, and offsets from the previous step get associated with parts in your ERP system.  Our association screen allows you to specify precisely which packet goes to which machine for a given part.

DNC Server

The Harmoni terminal becomes a DNC server for the machine it is connected to.  As the job the operator is working on is detected (either via RFID tags, barcode scan, or manual input) the correct programs will be presented for loading on the program code tab.  A tab will be presented for each job the operator is clocked onto.  Within each job tab, operators simply need to tap the button for the program they wish to load.

screenshot of Harmoni acting as a DNC software server at the CNC machine that it is connected to
icons that represent Harmoni's ability to connect to a machine's USB port

USB Program Loading

Gone are the days of carrying around USB sticks!  Harmoni utilizes proprietary technology which connects directly to a machine’s USB port.  The machine will only see one program – the correct program – for the part / revision / machine that the operator is working on.

Keep That Old Machine!

Harmoni also allows for program loading via RS232, including by way of DNC / drip-feeding.  Harmoni will take the time and guesswork out of this process, only loading the correct program.  Adding a Harmoni terminal to your older machine will make it more versatile than the latest CNC equipment available.

icon of a CNC machine that represent's Harmoni's ability to enhance the capabilities of existing CNC machining centers

Nothing will scrap a part as quickly as using the wrong CNC program.  Harmoni eliminates this common source of error, helping to eliminate scrap and waste. And when your operators are spending less time trying to figure out which program to run, they are spending more time making parts.

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