Mori Seiki has developed a text-engraving function that allows companies to engrave company or product names onto workpieces. The function is included on all its machines with Mapps III, a high-performance operating system with improved processing capacity and conversational functions. This system is said to improve tool management and facilitate short programming and setup times.
To program text engraving, the operator inputs letters and sets the letter size, font and machining conditions on a Mapps III conversational program screen. Tools and cutting conditions are automatically determined. This function is conversational, so there is no need to input coordinates or make macro programs.
The letter size, font size, font style (six variations), font, spacing and layout (line or arc) can be determined so that letters are engraved in the desired style and can be easily changed by editing the settings. This function is available for half-sized letters and special symbols (periods, commas, under bars) for milling on a planar surface.
Text engraving can be implemented on all company models that are equipped with Mapps III, and it is available as an add-on for Mapps II. This capability joins previous functions such as 3D interference checking, a USB interface and more than 18 language packs.