Laser Control Features Tablet-Style Touchscreen Interface
Mitsubishi Laser has added its M800 control technology to the Advanced 800-series eX-F fiber laser machine.
Mitsubishi Laser has added its M800 control technology to the Advanced 800-series eX-F fiber laser machine. The laser control includes a 19" tablet-style touchscreen, enabling users to swipe, pinch and tap to view data. It features a customizable home page and status bar to access data, meaning less time spent pressing various buttons to perform processes.
Additionally, the laser series control has a processing speed ranging to 100 m/min. and includes an expanded cutting condition library with increased flexibility. The system provides improvements on hole circularity and process times on small, geometrically intensive parts.
In line with Industry 4.0 requirements, the processing, consumption and service data available with this control ensures transparency in all production stages. The navigation interface provides smooth job operation for all operator expertise levels, enabling production jobs to be completed quickly and accurately, according to the company.
Other benefits include improved integration with Remote360, expanded maintenance and help screens, and larger storage for more program files.
Though applied for different reasons on different machine types, all forms of compensation allow the CNC user to allow for unpredictable conditions related to tooling.
This perspective for a good programmer is a practical one, since the CNC operator must understand the machine's basic components, its directions of motion, and all buttons and switches available on the machine tool itself.
For the most part, CNC controls will follow the instructions given in a program to the letter. With the exception of basic syntax (program formatting) mistakes, the CNC control will rarely be able to tell if a mistake has been made.