Booth #N9029 - we are previewing a soon-to-be released plugin for Mach4 CNC that was built with KINGSTAR Machine Automation Software, that features plug-&-play EtherCAT connectivity

Automate 2019 with KingStar

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Tell us about your company.

Machine Automation Software for Industry 4.0 and IoT:

KingStar provides the only truly open machine automation platform that supports plug-n-play, standards and integration features that satisfy Industry 4.0 demands by offering the vital combined and required features of world class machine automation, multi-controller integration, Information sharing to the cloud and intelligence consuming from the cloud, and an analytics IoT edge.  All these features are built on a top-10, PC-based RTOS technology that is market proven and uniquely can run 3rd party analytic applications required for IoT.


Your company will be exhibiting at AUTOMATE, what is it that makes this an important event for your company?

We are sharing our vision for the best practices for machine automation Industry 4.0 by showcasing our software with potential customers.  


What makes your booth a must visit for AUTOMATE Attendees?

Our customer, Newfangled Solutions who offers a world class CNC solution, will be in our booth demonstrating their recently released Mach4- Version 2 CNC software.   Importantly, we are previewing a soon-to-be released plugin for Mach4 CNC that was built with KINGSTAR Machine Automation Software, that features plug-&-play EtherCAT connectivity, and that makes Mach4 CNC compatible with Industry 4.0 initiatives.  This KINGSTAR plug in is valuable because Mach4 will no longer require a motion control board to execute with real-time precision and transforms Mach4 into an all-software solution that is easier to install and maintain.


AUTOMATE has many educational sessions, forums & Demo’s, is your company involved in any of them this year? 

We are presenting an innovative approach to transform any machine controller into a smart machine controller for Industry 4.0 and are showcasing a customer’s CNC machine to punctuate the point for how software can replace hardware to enhance smart factories. 


When you get a chance to walk the exhibit hall floor yourself, what is it you will be most interested to see?  Any educational sessions, pavilions etc. you plan on attending? 

We are most interested to see the state of Industry 4.0 and IoT adoption across the multiple marketsectors that are represented at the show. 


The factory floor is undertaking rapid advancements, be it automation, robotics, machine vision or data.  Automation Technology is a huge part for many manufacturers, give us an idea on how your company and product is being utilized now in the smart factory.

The cornerstone of Industry 4.0 is transforming the proprietary machine controller into a smart machine control platform that can create a smart factory enabled by Industry 4.0.   Smart, open software is the only foundation that can support all the features required to build the optimal platform for delivering on Industry 4.0’s promise.  KINGSTAR provides a standards-based industrial machine automation software solution for Industry 4.0, as it is the only truly open machine automation platform that supports plug-n-play and integration features.


Give us your thoughts on what the future holds for manufacturers and automation technology.

Most manufacturers are adopting Industry 4.0 because they can see that it is changing manufacturing forever in the same way Amazon changed retailing.  The key to success is to embrace digitization throughout the entire manufacturing value chain.  To achieve this goal, machine builders must rethink their machine control architectures, eliminate hardware-based islands of automation machine control systems, and embrace IPC-based, standards-based machine automation software for Industry 4.0. 


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The content & opinions in this article are the author’s and do not necessarily represent the views of ManufacturingTomorrow


KINGSTAR Soft Motion Platform empowers you to dramatically reduce cost, time and complexity of hardware used for precision motion positioning and machine vision systems, with an industrial-grade real-time software-only solution. KINGSTAR's soft motion library and software PLC, built on EtherCAT standards and a real-time 64-bit Windows operating system, accelerate your time-to-market and enhance your efficiency and productivity with PC-based motion controllers for industrial machines

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