intelliGuide - the top innovation amongst assistance systems
CADmatic 5 is just the beginning - the evolution of assistance systems is already going far beyond. Hence, at LIGNA 2017, the HOMAG panel dividing experts will also present a revolutionary modular solution called intelliGuide." Some people will already be familiar with the basic version of this innovation from the in-house trade fair in autumn 2016, where it was presented under the name "Operator assistance system LED." As of right now, the solution is called intelliGuide basic and no longer shows the next processing step on the screen alone, but also directly at the cutting line with the help of an LED strip.
For LIGNA, there will be two further stages of expansion that will make the system even more intelligent and powerful: intelliGuide advanced and intelliGuide professional. In both expansion versions, the saw is also fitted with a camera system. The recordings from this camera system are evaluated in real time by image processing software. intelliGuide thus has "eyes" and sees which part the saw operator is moving and how they are moving it. This means that for the first time in the history of panel dividing saws, the machine can react to the operator and not the other way around. intelliGuide does exactly this, always showing the next step via CADmatic or LED and guiding the machine operator.
The top version intelliGuide professional does this even more conveniently, safely, and ergonomically. In this expansion stage, a laser projection system is also installed. It projects handling instructions in the form of symbols directly onto the parts being processed. Example: If the machine operator puts a part down in the wrong position, the laser projects an arrow symbol onto the part, thereby showing the required direction of rotation. The machine operator knows immediately what they have to do, without having to look at the screen.