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Heidenhain DNC

Heidenhain controllers can be found in many widely used CNC machines. These controllers provide the Heidenhain DNC interface, also referred to as “option 18”, which enables vertical integration of devices and allows users to access data and functions of a system. The DNC protocol is based on Remote Procedure Calls (RPC), which means that it carries out operations by calling methods on the target device. You can find a list of available methods in Cybus Docs

The Cybus Connectware makes it possible to easily interact with CNC machines via the Heidenhain DNC communication protocol. It offers the opportunity to read all machine data and status information, to manipulate the tool and pocket table, and to access data as well as files on the filesystem and all other methods provided by the Heidenhain DNC Interface. 

With Cybus Connectware, you can make Heidenhain Data available on MQTT or OPC UA, optionally using a companion spec like Umati. Data can be easily normalized and forwarded to database systems, MES systems, data lakes or IoT Platforms like Adamos, Azure, AWS or others.

Compatibility has been verified for the following controller types, others can be evaluated on request:

Application examples

  • Machine Condition Monitoring
  • Machine Learning / Process Mining
  • CNC Tool Management
  • CNC Program Management
  • Track & Trace / Traceability
  • MES integration

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About Cybus Connectware

Cybus Connectware is the IIoT Edge Application platform made in Germany.

Cybus Connectware provides smart factories with universal connectivity to edge devices, sensors and machines, with on-premises pre-processing and effective data governance.

IT departments use Cybus Connectware as a layer of security and orchestration to selectively provide IIoT services and applications, local or cloud, with just the data that is required. Under the hood, Connectware serves the OT as unified on-premises hub to connect any type of machine, device or sensor. It buffers, converts and pre-processes data locally. A transparent expert system that offers industry best practices and DevOps for quality assurance, workflows and automation, are easy to adopt and limitless to extend.

With Cybus Connectware, the data producer stays in control and can securely leverage IIoT use cases of any scope and size, single or many in parallel. It means agility and versatility to win the IIoT era.