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Transparency and connectivity in your production process

Our modular GROB-NET4Industry web applications allow you to network and digitalize your production processes across all plants to make your manufacturing facility even more efficient.


From planning to engineering to maintenance, GROB-NET4Industry combines relevant modules for increasing productivity and offers you the all-round package for modern production in the Industry 4.0 era.

GROB-NET4Industry modules

GROB4Line – The machine in sight via smartphone

GROB4Line allows a GROB machine to be connected to the Internet. Consequently, it can be monitored and controlled via a smartphone. Combined with the notification function which sends messages (e.g. machine shutdown, alarm messages or job fi nished) to defined smartphones, the machine operator concerned can respond immediately and minimize unnecessary downtimes.

GROB4Line functionalities


  • Mobile, dynamic display of machine data
  • Information about status, alarm messages, tool and NC program at a glance
  • E-mail notification for machine shutdown
  • Definition of alarm messages for proactive e-mail notification
  • Mobile monitoring of unmanned and lightly-manned machine operation
  • Historical timeline diagram

Your package

Simple and intuitive remote access to your machines


  • Smartphone app for iOS (from Version 8) and Android (from Version 5)
  • Intuitive administration in the GROB4Portal
  • Rule configurator for customizations
  • View via smartphone or computer
The benefits to you
  • Improved manpower utilization
  • On-call service/shift support
  • Less downtime
  • All information received, no matter what the locations

GROB4Analyze – Feedback from the machine for CIP

GROB4Analyze determines the machine data with performance indicators and visually prepares these data to maximum effect. The module identifies non-productive phases, allowing the reasons behind weaknesses to be swiftly determined and rectified. GROB4Analyze, then, is a helpful tool for your Continuous Improvement Process (CIP).

GROB4Analyze functionalities


  • Visualization of 12 machine states
  • Dynamic display in various diagram formats
  • Drilldown function in the timeline diagram
  • NC, tool, override, alarm and potentiometer data*
  • Machine/shift comparison for evaluation
  • Report and evaluation export*

Your package

A simple and fl exible solution for machine data logging (MDL)


  • Simple access via the GROB4Portal
  • Direct connection to the machine control system
  • Data and report export module*
  • Long-term storage of data for evaluation (option)
The benefits to you
  • Data provisioning for an effective CIP
  • Determination of savings and optimization potentials
  • Optimal use of available capacities
  • Support for cause identification
  • Identification of unproductive phases
  • Creation of reports for production managers*

* Available in the advanced version

GROB4Analyze Officeclient – Flexible data analysis

The GROB4Analyze OfficeClient is the perfect supplement to GROB4Analyze. You will receive a detailed export of important machine data for detailed and flexible analysis. This is simplified further by using MS Office solutions – Access and Excel. Creating the analyses is quick and easy.

Evaluations and analyses based on machine data


  • Ready-made evaluations for a quick start
  • Detect dependencies easily
  • Simple desktop installation 

GROB4Analyze Officeclient Functionalities


  • Direct export of data from the cloud: NC, program, alarm, and status information with timestamp
Your benefits
  • Detect dependencies between NC programs, alarms, and tools
  • Draw conclusions for the CIP process
  • Can be updated at any time and data is usable long-term
  • Low cost

GROB4TDX – Transfer tool data automatically

GROB4TDX enables your tool data to be automatically transferred to your machine. During tracking in the tool storage room, the tool is automatically identified in order to link the tool data with it and submit to a database digitally. The identification can be done in different ways (barcode / DMC * (Data Matrix Code) / RFID chip).

Powerful tool management system based on state-of-the-art technology


  • Tool data in real time
  • Live view of your tool magazine
  • Exact inventory overview of your tools and parameters
  • Work queue monitor for the tool storage room 

GROB4TDX Functionalities


  • Automatic transfer of tool data
  • Central tool loading lists and difference lists
  • Web-based overview of all tools, purchase orders, etc.
  • Available for SIEMENS and HEIDENHAIN control systems (incl. third-party products)
  • Paperless loading process
Your benefits
  • Reduction in tool change time
  • Improved tool deployment planning and utilization
  • Reduction in search and wait times
  • Inventory optimization

GROB4Interface – Easy route to machine communication

GROB4Interface is the crucial link for networking the machine with other systems. It provides all information relevant to digitalizing processes and elevating production towards Industry 4.0. The obtained data can be applied for numerous purposes, allowing the user to control production and increase efficiency.

GROB4Interface functionalities


  • Simple transfer of machine data
  • Output of various data formats (XML, JSON, CSV, JSV) and logs (REST, MQTT, OPC-UA)
  • Transfer of axis data, overrides, spindle speed and machine state
  • Tool list in the magazine with service life and tool type
  • Machine meta data, alarms and error messages

Your package

Smart solution for information transfer


  • Data transfer straight from the machine control system
  • Connection to various systems (TDM, MES and many more)
  • Watchdog function
The benefits to you
  • Simple installation
  • No additional sensors required
  • Control-related and manufacturer-neutral
  • New insights into production
  • Efficiency increase through transparency
  • Permits a highly efficient production

GROB4Connect – Connection from the real world to the ERP system

GROB4Connect links your machine to the ERP, MES, PLM and TDM system. Via web technology, your production-related data can be transferred straight to the machine operator. The machine operator can enter job feedback, such as tool requirement, into the ERP system directly via the machine control system.

GROB4Connect functionalities


  • All process-relevant data of the ERP system available on the machine itself
  • Clearly arranged input screens on the machine control system for job management, reporting, personnel planning, CAM management and maintenance
  • Control-independent transmission of machine data to the ERP system

Your package

An ultra-modern MES system with simple use of ERP processes


  • Web interface in the machine control system
  • Integrative SAP interface
  • Web applications for Office PCs
  • Advice and realization for implementing paperless production
The benefits to you
  • Fast and flexible planning and control potentials
  • Digital and networked production processes – "paperless production"
  • Real-time feedback to the ERP system from production
  • Cost transparency over each component
  • More machining time on the machine through shorter pathways
  • Automated workflows for improved process quality while reducing costs

GROB4Track – Machine axes in view at all times

GROB4Track monitors the state of the machine. Thanks to an automated analysis function, the machine state is known at all times and unscheduled downtimes can be avoided. This allows you to precisely plan preventive maintenance work and initiate spare part orders at the right time.

GROB4Track functionalities


  • Standardized axis recording
  • Envelope curve analysis
  • Condition monitoring of the ball screw
  • Comparison with reference axis recordings

Your package

Precise planning of preventive maintenance work


  • Automatically-triggered axis recording without any additional sensors
  • Data transmission to the Cloud
  • Data evaluation
  • Status report on the ball screw (as pdf)
The benefits to you
  • Unscheduled machine shutdowns avoided
  • No additional sensor technology required
  • Software-based analysis without additional machine hardware
  • Change of state automatically notified via e-mail
  • Quality-relevant wear detected at an early stage

GROB4Optimization – Process evaluation for your motorized spindle

Extend the service life of your motorized spindle and tools and reduce costs.
GROB4Optimization-MSP helps you develop your full potential and supports the optimization of your process.

GROB4Optimization-MSP functionalities


  • Recording of vibration and temperature values by sensors using GROB spindle diagnostics (GSD)
  • Combined data recording when tolerances are exceeded at the time the fault occurs (including NC program step, tool, rotational speed, vibrational acceleration and feed)
  • Display of results including evaluation options (directly on the HMI or web-based)
  • Provision of proposals for optimization you can implement yourself

Your package
Improve your machining operation with little effort


  • Quick setup in less than one hour
  • Installation of the industrial PC and setup of the HMI display or web browser (incl. a virtual machine in the customer network)
The benefits to you
  • Cost savings thanks to the extended service life of the tool and motorized spindle
  • Individual optimization of the process parameters
  • Detection and possible elimination of surface quality issues (Identification of problematic tools or processes due to vibrations)
Any questions?

Contact us: 

Phone:  +1 (419) 358-9015

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