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Adaptive Control & Monitoring (ACM)

Machine tools produced by all manufacturers can benefit from OMATIVE’s Adaptive Control & Monitoring (ACM) system that turns traditional CNCs into super‑efficient metal‑cutting machines for operations such as:

 • Milling     • Turning     • Grinding     • Drilling     • Boring     • Gear Hobbing 
• Monitoring Hole‑Making Operations in Engines for the Aerospace Industry in Conformance to GE‑P11TF12 specs

OMATIVE ACM systems are renowned for their optimizing features that result in:

  • Reduced cycle time
  • Increased productivity
  • Extended tool life
  • Consistently high quality parts

And, all these advantages lead directly to costs savings.

ACM feed rate optimization ACM tool monitoring — automatic detection allows immediate correction ACM Monitoring in accordance with GE specifications for hole‑making

ACM’s patented technology uses sophisticated algorithms that optimize the machine’s programmed feed rate — speeding up cutting when the path is obstacle‑free and slowing down when geometry, material hardness, or tool conditions demand caution.

ACM’s feed‑rate optimization reduces cycle time with the minimum of wear and tear on the machine tool and cutting tool, and achieves maximum quality for the machined part.

ACM monitors and protects tools, spindle, parts and the machine itself. The ACM issues alerts on tool status, allowing tools to be changed only when they are worn. This leads to extended tool life and significant savings on tool costs.

The ACM system monitors both upper and lower boundaries so that it simultaneously tracks and detects conditions of tool overload, tool breakage, missing tools or parts, no‑load situations, and erroneously repeated runs of the same part. The system alerts operators to these dangerous conditions, allowing correction of the situation before damage occurs.

In accordance with the strict specifications required for hole‑making operations in the aerospace industry, ACM “Advanced Monitoring” mode monitors spindle power, spindle speed and coolant flow, and records and reports the history of critical machining events.
Advanced Monitoring mode conforms to GE‑P11TF12 specifications to monitor machining of critical aero‑engine parts and has been authorized by GE for monitoring use.  Similar specs are required by Volvo Aerospace, Rolls Royce Engines, SNECMA and other aero‑engine manufacturers and these have been met by ACM Advanced Monitoring.

Know your machine — through focused ACM machine and operation reports
Shopfloor managers benefit from the informative reports the ACM automatically produces containing the data and insight they need to improve overall machining operations. Reports on machine and tool utilization, actual feed rate, timesavings, tool wear, tool life, and more are available for each machine equipped with the ACM.

Keep your operations sustainable
OMATIVE solutions keep operations streamlined and sustainable. Metal cutting using the ACM is benefits the manufacturer and is the environmentally‑friendly solution.

ACM integration into existing machines is simple
Virtually all new and old CNC machines can be equipped with ACM technology.
Its two main components are the HMI and the real time control which automatically performs monitoring and optimization functions.

The ACM system, OMATIVE’s flagship product, is added onto existing machine tools used by manufacturers in a wide variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, power generation and tool and die. See our selected customers that include global companies that rely only the ACM to help them manufacture top‑quality products.

Sample machining time savings of 26.2% with ACM  (click to enlarge)

Diagram showing milling with ACM  (click to enlarge)

Diagram showing gear hobbing with ACM  (click to enlarge)

Diagram showing grinding with ACM  (click to enlarge)

Diagram showing turning with ACM  (click to enlarge)

Diagram showing deep hole and gun drilling with ACM  (click to enlarge)

Sample screen of ACM advanced monitoring for hole‑making conforming to GE‑P11TF12 specs for aircraft engines  (click to enlarge)

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