IMTS Spark: Turnpwr, a control system from Heidenhain’s Acu-Rite brand, is designed for two-axis lathe machinists where manual and automated operation are needed.
IMTS Spark: The 8065 Quercus control system from Fagor Automation is a PC-based controller is adaptable to all modern web-based human-machine interfaces (HMIs).
Some software capabilities go underutilized. One machine tool builder’s CNC software includes lesser-known apps that shops can leverage to their advantage.
There are some G-code commands you might want your operators to occasionally execute but not for every cycle. Consider these examples.
The NUMcut human-machine interface (HMI) software package from NUM Corp. features a fully integrated CAM/postprocessor module to simplify and accelerate the creation of part programs for CNC machines.
For some turning work, unwanted harmonics can cause chatter and poor surface finishes. A new CNC software capability can automatically compensate for this.
There are several situations in which a CNC programmer must work with spindle probe results in the G-code program itself. Here are some strategies to consider.