Modular, Scalable Machine Control System

New Product Announcements From: 10/25/2007 Modern Machine Shop

MAG Industrial Automation Systems offers the Freedom NC200 CNC. A modular machine control system with scalable architecture, the CNC is designed for machine tool builders and automation integrators. It is useful for applications ranging from motion and general automation to high speed five-axis contour die/mold applications.

 

For flexibility, the control features a plug-and-play servo system, an upgradeable main unit, integral CAD/CAM and a distributed architecture. Other features include fanless cooling, diskless data storage, a surface-mount board construction and advanced protection circuitry. Designed for ease-of-use, the control allows users to “call up” any function or operation with three button presses or less, the company says.

 

A color-coded NC editor allows complex background editing during machining. One of its modules, VeriCode, provides real-time syntax and semantic verification to increase part-programming speed and avoid errors. The control’s 32-bit color display can accommodate both 2D and 3D graphics.

 

The EcoVerter servo system monitors all important machining parameters while determining and regulating the respective power requirements. It is designed for fast integration and energy-efficient performance. With outputs ranging from 400 W to 120 kW, it is capable of controlling rotary, linear and direct-drive motors. Designed to simplify servo system setup and maintenance, ServoScan is a technology that automatically populates control parameters and other pertinent data on power-up.

 

In addition, the CNC is designed to evolve with production needs. Input/output functions can be either housed in the electrical cabinet or field-mounted. Software on demand allows automatic application configuration.

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