DMG Ergoline Control milling machine controller


Manufacturer
DMG Mori Seiki
Model
DMG Ergoline Control
Publication
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  • Ergonomisch verstellbarer Display für Fräsmaschinensteuerung © Michael Hüter

  • Fräsmaschinensteuerung DMG Ergoline © Michael Hüter

  • Fräsmaschinensteuerung DMG Ergoline © Michael Hüter

  • Fräsmaschinensteuerung DMG Ergoline © Michael Hüter

  • Fräsmaschinensteuerung DMG Ergoline © Michael Hüter

  • Ergonomisches Farbdisplay stellt Informationen übersichtlich dar © DMG Mori Seiki AG

  • Bild von DMG Ergoline © DMG Mori Seiki AG

  • Bild von DMG Ergoline © DMG Mori Seiki AG

  • SMARTkey ermöglicht durch gespeicherte Nutzerdaten Benutzerfreundlichkeit © DMG Mori Seiki AG

  • Ergonomisch verstellbarer Display für Fräsmaschinensteuerung
  • Fräsmaschinensteuerung DMG Ergoline
  • Fräsmaschinensteuerung DMG Ergoline
  • Fräsmaschinensteuerung DMG Ergoline
  • Fräsmaschinensteuerung DMG Ergoline
  • Ergonomisches Farbdisplay stellt Informationen übersichtlich dar
  • Bild von DMG Ergoline
  • Bild von DMG Ergoline
  • SMARTkey ermöglicht durch gespeicherte Nutzerdaten Benutzerfreundlichkeit

Modern CNC machine tools and machining centres, not least in mass-production systems, are supplied with machining data from CAD systems, often directly from a computer network. In spite of this, input and monitoring tasks must still be performed at the machine control panels within the production process itself, for example during setup or calibration.

The workshop controls on these machines are often not designed according to the criteria for an office or computer workplace. Poor location of screens and input devices, and unclear, complex presentation of information, can lead to elevated physical and mental stresses.

[Note: Patent applications control station EP131843443, Mark DMG MORI and Bumper EP 13184333.6]

 


Adjustability of operating panels

Problems

On many machine tools, the programming and control interfaces are located in a fixed position and offer little or no facility for adjustment by the user. As a result, very unfavourable static body postures may have to be adopted, for example by shorter users or in the event of glare, in order for adjustments to be performed and displays to be read (see also EN 1005-4).

Stress category
Solution

On the DMG Ergoline Control, the angle of the display and of the lower keypad is adjustable. This enables allowance to be made for persons of different height and for ambient effects such as light incidence.

Principle of operation
  • Scope for adjustment of operator panels in one or more axes
Norms
EN 1005-4: Safety of machinery - Human physical performance - Part 4: Evaluation of working postures and movements in relation to machinery

Display design

Problems

Inflexible program interfaces communicate a low information density, and may overtax the operator mentally. Conversely, inefficiently designed displays of the operating status may make monitoring tasks tiring and monotonous. This not only constitutes mental stress for the operator, but also increases the risk of error.

Stress category
Solution

On the DMG Ergoline Control, the machine status is primarily displayed on a high-quality 19" colour display. The control software provides clear, user-friendly information and control through a number of sub-menus (see also EN 894-1:2009; EN 894-2:2009). Additional displays at the bottom of the controls are available as an option.

Principle of operation
  • Use of large, high-resolution display elements
  • Observance of the principles of dialog design in the development of control software
Norms

SMARTkey

Problems


Controls are generally used by several operators. Where controls are used frequently, for example during the manufacture of custom items, they may also be used by different workers in multiple shifts. Since each operator has his or her own preferences for hotkeys, frequently used functions and other programmable elements, a compromise is often difficult to find. This not only impairs the effectiveness of the workers, but can also lead to excessive mental strain.

Stress category
Solution

The SMARTkey system saves the user's access data on a small transponder that can be read out remotely by the control unit. The user is thus spared the inconvenience of having to log in and enter a password. This system also enables hotkeys and other programmable control elements to be set up and called up individually for each user (see EN 894-1:2009, Section 4.6).

Principle of operation
  • Facility for custom management of control elements by each user
  • Simple authentication by electronic key
Norms
EN 894-1: Safety of machinery - Ergonomics requirements for the design of displays and control actuators - Part 1: General principles for human interactions with displays and control actuators