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Software Options for Cutting and Bending Machines

Bystronic offers Bysoft 7 software options for its cutting and bending machines. These include OPC Interface, Observer, TeamViewer and PartID.

The OPC interface is installed on the machine and collects information about the manufacturing progress on laser and press brake systems. Users can transmit this information to their own monitoring systems. The OPC interface provides an important basis to increase the degree of utilization and the efficiency of cutting systems. The OPC Classic function is available on all Bystronic lasers with CNC 02 ByVision (from version P8008 onwards). The newer OPC UA is standard on ByVision cutting and bending systems with ByMotion control.

Observer is a passive remote monitoring system that keeps users up to date on system operating status and order processing. Observer is accessed by means of web-enabled terminals, such as desktops, notebooks, tablet computers and smartphones. Observer is designed to increase the process reliability of cutting systems. Orders can be calculated in a reliable and efficient manner because unscheduled idle times and deviations from the planned time per piece are reduced.

TeamViewer allows BySoft 7 users to start a remote help session with Bystronic software hotline technicians. Once the TeamViewer handshake information is completed, users can share their computer screen and give mouse control directly to the hotline technician to quickly diagnose and help with any software related questions. TeamViewer allows quick and effective troubleshooting capabilities for BySoft 7 and is a standard feature included with the software maintenance subscription.

PartID is a Bystronic BySoft 7 software option. The identification code is generated with BySoft 7 and then laser engraved onto the part by the Bystronic laser cutting system. At the press brake, the PartID is subsequently registered by a scanner unit and the desired bending program can be loaded automatically. Parts marked with PartID also provide a means of part traceability.

For more information contact:

Bystronic Inc.

200 Airport Rd.

Elgin, IL 60123


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