CNC & Machine Controls

Fagor 8065 CNC Designed for Aerospace Applications

The Fagor 8065 CNC is designed to provide the high-speed machining necessary for aerospace applications, as well as maintain a quality surface finish and increased accuracy.

CNC & Machine Controls

Siemens Drive System Enhanced With Industrial Ethernet Connectivity

Siemens’ Sinamics S120 drive system features Profinet, Ethernet TCP/IP and EtherNet/IP connectivity to maximize flexibility for industrial Ethernet communication.

CNC & Machine Controls

A Sampling of Advanced Technologies at FANUC

Here are some of my impressions about the technologies I saw during a recent trip to FANUC’s headquarters in Japan.

CNC & Machine Controls

Vector Programming Eases Five-Axis Aerospace Machining

Because the CNCs on this shop’s largest five-axis machining centers accept vector coordinates as program input instead of traditional G codes, critical jobs can be shifted readily from machine to machine.

CNC & Machine Controls

Touchscreen Control Station Improves Grinding Operations

An adjustable touchscreen control station is designed to improve accuracy, quality and ease of operation on Chevalier’s FSG-ADIII series automatic precision surface grinding machines.

CNC & Machine Controls

High-Performance CNC

The Fagor 8065 CNC is equipped with advanced features for high-speed machining in aerospace applications.

CNC & Machine Controls

Uniformity Paves the Way for Flexibility

Standardizing on one brand of machines provides the flexibility this firearm component manufacturer needs to accommodate a variety of custom component designs.

CNC & Machine Controls

Motion Controllers Enhance Productivity

Simotion D445-2 and D455-2 DP/PN motion controllers from Siemens Industry are suited for a variety of production uses.

CNC & Machine Controls

CNC Mill Control Features Touch-Screen Interface

The Acu-Rite 3500i CNC control from Heidenhain features a touchscreen operator interface designed to optimize program navigation, editing, creation and verification.


Retrofits Lift Venerable Machines to New Heights

Retrofitting nine 20-year-old skin mills at Boeing’s plant in Auburn, Washington reduced machine downtime and improved both safety and productivity.