Benderlink for MiiC
Benderlink for MiiC is designed to communicate with MiiC benders that have been fitted with the MiiC legacy protocol called "MiiC BSC."
File Data Handled by Benderlink
Benderlink for MiiC handles to file formats:
- Benderlink for MiiC (native file format to Benderlink)
- Supravision File (Software used in Romer measuring centers)
These files can be loaded through menu commands or using drag and drop of files.
Benderlink for MiiC Format
Benderlink for MiiC also has our own file format designed for storage of all the data on the MiiC control. (The Supravision file format will not save all options in the MiiC data - only the basics listed above.)
- YES to BOTH - if they are present. The Supravision file format can have either XYZ data or BENDER data or BOTH.
- The SV file format also includes other items that may be in the file. For example, the part number, the tube diameter, the tube length are all usually in the file. This data is imported into Benderlink for MiiC also.
- When Benderlink for Miic imports the Supravision data, a conversion to the MiiC bender format is automatic. This allows the operator to view, further edit, and then send the imported data directly to a MiiC bender.
Can Benderlink handle both XYZ and Bender Data in Supravision?
The XYZ data can be used to invert the bend program or recalculate the straights in the bender data.
Even though the MiiC BMC protocol allows XYZ data to be sent to the MiiC, not all MiiCs will actually take the XYZ data in.
MiiC reliably takes in the most important data: The PRB (bender) data.
Any other data in Supravision format?
What happens at import of the Supravision Data File?
TubeCAD Pro Supravision File Output Sample
TRANSLATES SUPRAVISION DATA
ENABLES MEASURING CENTER CORRECTIONS LOOP
PROVIDES CLEAR COMMUNICATION STATUS FEEDBACK
EDIT BENDER DATA
SAVE/LOAD MIIC DATA FILES
SAVE/LOAD SUPRAVISION FILE DATA FOR CONVERSION TO MIIC
Benderlink for MiiC Laservision Support
Laservision is an Eaton Leonard measuring center. Benderlink for MiiC now supports LASERVISION for communications to MiiC benders using the MiiC BSC protocol.
MiiC bender data storage - using Benderlink for MiiC to Replace Aging Tape Drives
There's nothing intrinsically wrong with MiiC tape drives. However, they, like all electromechanical devices, wear out over time. Customers say that they are not easily replaced with the new tape drives as the tape drives are becoming more difficult to find. The MiiC benders are outlasting the MiiC tape drives.
Our customers are using our Benderlink for MiiC software to solve the problem of the aging tape drives. Benderlink for Miic is excellent for data storage. The data that is transferred from the MiiC is stored on the computer hard drive.
In one application we installed, there are four MiiC benders connected through wireless connection to a central Benderlink computer. The customer sends Supravision files created by Tubecad to a central location on the network. The MiiC operators then import the Supravision data into Benderlink for MiiC, then send the new data out to one of the four MiiC benders.
After the program is completely setup (with wedges and options), the operator then uses Benderlink for MiiC to transfer the final setup to the disk of the Benderlink computer.
Upgrading MiiC Benders
Standard MiiC benders do not come with the communications protocol installed. They require on-site installation by a MiiC technician.
Long Distance communication
For cable distances greater than 50 feet, we recommend that you use our Benderlink Ethernet Module technology.
More information about Benderlink for MiiC can be found at The Advanced Tubular website