CNC systems may be integrated in a network comprising various systems for controlling and supervising the production. Hence CNC systems may be connected next to UI and engineering software applications to different systems like
- ERP systems,
- PDA/MDA systems,
- diagnosis and condition monitoring applications,
- further external UI applications, e.g. smart device applications or similar.
A CNC system can be integrated into a production network using the appropriate interface, mostly the Machine Interface. Due to the diversity of systems and system manufacturers standardized interfaces could reduce efforts for linking these systems. This Information Model aims at achieving precisely this objective.