CNC & MACHINE CONTROLS

CNC & Machine Controls

Converting Time and Date to a More Useful Format

FANUC and FANUC-compatible CNCs have multiple ways to monitor time. They are accessed by four system variables: milliseconds clock, hours clock, current date and current time. Here’s how to format information in a helpful way.
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CNC & Machine Controls

Using AI to Predict CNC Machine Spindle Issues Before They Are Issues

A machine tool builder is using artificial intelligence technology to predict when a spindle problem might occur, so shops can better prepare for and schedule necessary maintenance.  

CNC & Machine Controls

ABB Has Extended Its CP600 Control Platform for Extreme Environments

ABB has expanded upon the current CP600 control platform to provide a human-machine interface (HMI) for high-end applications and challenging installations.

Automation

Automating Small NC Programming Tasks Pays Off Big Over Time

What started as a few Java macros the programmer whipped up to make life easier has grown to a shop-wide file management system integrated into other software, such as Vericut. 
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Turning Machines

Offline CNC Makes Precision Productive

Relieving the control of its calculation burden helps meet demand for increased volumes, faster deliveries and greater varieties of complex, mirror-finish components machined with diamond tools. 

CNC & Machine Controls

Use Offset Data to Determine Turret Index Position

Determine the optimal index position based on cutting tools’ current geometry offset settings.
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CNC & Machine Controls

Hurco's Max5 Control Can Now Import Solid 3D CAD Models Directly

The Hurco Max5 control now includes a 3D Import feature with 3D DXF technology enabling the user to load the file they receive from their customer directly into the Hurco control.

CNC & Machine Controls

Fagor CNC Meets Aerospace Machine Shops' Accuracy Requirements

The CNC is seen as a complement to aerospace machine shops and those requiring extreme accuracy. 

Die/Mold

Retrofitting and Updating Keep Milling Machine CNCs on the Cutting Edge

After struggling to achieve higher feed rates and accuracy for complex milling of large compression molds, Century Tool and Gage Co. retrofitted Fidia CNC control systems onto existing machining centers.
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CNC & Machine Controls

Vertical Knee Mill CNC Now Also Configurable for Bed Mills

Eastec 2019: At Heidenhain’s booth, the Acu-Rite Millpwr G2 control will be highlighted, marketed as an easy-to-operate CNC for vertical knee mills.