Machine Controls

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.
Machine Controls: Articles

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. 

Guitar Hero

How CNC machining takes center stage in high-quality guitar craftsmanship.

Turning Powdered Metal Into Profit

Check out how this Ohio machine shop mastered the machining of very high quantities of powdered metal automotive components that cause excessive tool wear and require constant offset adjustments.


Machine Controls: Industry News

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.

Motion Industries Acquires Braas Company

This deal expands Motion's presence in industrial plant floor automation.


Machine Controls: Products

Smart Factory Shop Floor Monitoring

FactoryWiz Monitoring software from Refresh Your Memory transfers data to/from machines acting as FTP Clients, FTP Servers, or Microsoft SMB servers, such as sharing machine inspection probe data with quality systems for faster, improved in-process reviews.

Flexible, Scalable Manufacturing Performance Platform

The Argonaut MES from RedViking is the first manufacturing performance platform of its kind that lets users install only the manufacturing apps they need, only where they need them, and control them from a central location.

Faster, Smarter Next Generation Control

The Next Generation Control from Haas features vastly improved connectivity, a significantly improved user interface, more consistent and intuitive navigation, a better organized layout with easier to read screens, updated colors and enhanced graphics.