CNC & MACHINE CONTROLS

CNC & Machine Controls

Plasma Cutting Controller Maintains Z-Axis Height

Flashcut CNC’s integrated Torch Height Control (THC) for plasma cutting reads plasma voltage as a feedback mechanism to adjust the Z-axis height.

Integrated CNC Technology Solutions

Manufacturing is seeing increased integration of product development and production processes with the benefit of innovative, high-performance software systems. This decisive step is an indication of accelerated growth.

CNC & Machine Controls

Vibration Analyzer Integrates with Bluetooth Temperature Sensor

The VibePro and iVibraMeter applications on GTI Spindle Technology’s iPad vibration analyzer now integrate with Node Therma, a Bluetooth temperature sensor that communicates wirelessly with the vibration analyzer.

CNC & Machine Controls

Radar-Based Collision Protection

Researchers are working toward radar-based collision protection for machine tools. Here are some thoughts about what a development such as that might mean.

CNC & Machine Controls

Video: Machine Shop of the Future

Siemens produced this attractive video to illustrate what it sees as a likely representation of the machining facility of the future.

CNC & Machine Controls

CNC Operator Panel for Advanced Machine Tool Applications

Siemens’ OP 019 CNC operator panel enables design integration into the Sinumerik Operate graphical user interface and Sinumerik840D sl CNC for use on milling, turning, grinding, laser-cutting and other machine tools.

CNC & Machine Controls

Control Package Helps Speed Production

After cutting precision parts in one third of the original time, Task Force Tips was able to justify its initial investment in an Index automatic production lathe fitted with a Siemens control package.
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CNC & Machine Controls

MTConnect Aids Robotic Automation

MTConnect will make robots more flexible. That’s the implication of recent work by a team of researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

CNC & Machine Controls

Operator System Enables Direct Connection

Siemens’ Sinumerik OP 019 operating panel can directly connect to the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC control for milling, turning and laser machining with the TCU 30.2 thin client unit, an operator system for CNC applications.

CNC & Machine Controls

Technology Made Easy at FANUC Open House

New technology from FANUC offers more than just performance enhancements.