Machine Controls

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.
Machine Controls: Articles

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.

Standardized Machine Tool Controls Improve Production of Very Large Parts

This busy shop uses a common CNC platform to address the challenges of machining large parts and one-off runs for power generation equipment. 


Machine Controls: Industry News

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.

C&C Machine Tool is New Heidenhain Distributor

They specialize in sales and service of Sharp, Acer and Bridgeport mills equipped with ACU-RITE readouts and controls.


Machine Controls: Products

Multi-Axis, Multi-Part System Control for Complex Machining

Ideal for medical, aerospace, oil/energy, agriculture, and automotive applications requiring high throughput and reliability, the high speed M800/M80 Series CNC from Mitsubishi Electric Automation is designed for highly accurate machining using the industry’s fastest CNC.

Revolutionize Your Factory Floor with Affordable Visibility

At only $345, the cloud-capable, high speed I/O Auditor analog and digital I/O device from VIA and Intelligent Instrumentation gives shops real-time visibility into asset utilization, event status, and cloud performance dashboard capabilities.

Advanced Monitoring of Machining and Tooling Operations

Excellent for unattended operation, advanced systems from Caron Engineering monitor tool wear and breakage with immediate machine stop and retract if a tool breaks to minimize damage, and adaptive controls to monitor true power and automatically adjust the feed rate.