Machine Controls

Creating an App to Simplify CNC Operator Processes

Because the fully open OSP control from Okuma allows for complete customization, Moser Engineering was empowered to innovate an app on their own.
Machine Controls: Articles

Ready for the Rebound

In the ultra-competitive oil and gas industry, this equipment provider weathers all business climates by minimizing waste and optimizing operations with cloud-based shop floor management software that seamlessly connects and monitors all of their manufacturing assets.

More About Automating the Shop Floor

Another look at how the Smart Factory connects and integrates real-time information, advanced technology and human ingenuity in the application of manufacturing intelligence to every aspect of the business. Welcome to competition in the Internet of Things.

Managing the Perfect Storm

As automation and IT enter more prominently into plant operations, the education that the manufacturing segment of our society provides for our current and future workforce will impact the viability of industry in America for generations to come.

Precision Grinding With Graphical Monitoring

The special controls used by thread grinding machine tool builder Mikromat keeps their machines simple to operate as they get faster and more precise to meet complex aviation, aerospace, marine and automobile applications.

All Over the Mapp

The next step in the Internet of Things is here. These robots and the machine tools they tend can use a single controller for automated interaction instead of separate units operated by different kinds of software that must communicate through a fieldbus. Now the same control system can manage both the machines and the robots of an automated plant.


Machine Controls: Industry News

Diabetes, Heidenhain and the Story of a Dog Named Pickles

Heidenhain supports a worthy cause through the Ron & Vicki Santo Diabetic Alert Dog Foundation.

Special Offer for Sinumerik CNC Users

For a limited time, Siemens offers additional services, training and a 10 percent discount on spare parts orders to users of machine tools with Sinumerik CNC onboard.

TechSolve Appoints New Senior Management

Rick Gambaccini is their new chief commercial officer.


Machine Controls: Products

CNC Hardware for High-End Machine Tools

Version 4.7 of Sinumerik Operate software from Siemens shortens program runtimes and simulates faster with quicker overall operation using more powerful CPUs and 15 in and 19 in “Blackline” panels in widescreen format for the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC.

CNC Control with Probing Cycle for 3D Shapes

Using Cycle 444 for 3D probing, the TNC 640 mill-turn control from Heidenhain provides automation and advanced probing routines that inspect free-form surfaces where measurement positions are often difficult to capture.

Performance Boost for High-End Machine Tool CNC Hardware

With Sinumerik Operate 4.7 software and new machine control hardware from Siemens, shops can shorten program runtimes, simulate faster, and increase the performance and ease of operation on their machine tools.