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Machine Controls

The computer numerical control (CNC) system of a machine tool includes the control unit hardware and software, sensors and probes used for process monitoring capabilities that enable the control unit to make decisions during machining, and the servomotors, drives and axis positioning devices used for motion control.

To Beat the Skills Gap, Join the Control Conversation

Machine tools with advanced conversational programming capabilities supported by comprehensive training serve as a bridge across the skills gap, a way to bring new professionals into the industry and keep manufacturing alive and well in North America.

Machine Controls: Articles

To Beat the Skills Gap, Join the Control Conversation

Machine tools with advanced conversational programming capabilities supported by comprehensive training serve as a bridge across the skills gap, a way to bring new professionals into the industry and keep manufacturing alive and well in North America.

Machine tools with advanced conversational programming capabilities supported by comprehensive training serve...

Can We Talk? Conversations Between Machines Get Deep (Part One)

With Video

Across the emerging Smart Factory, connected systems are networking production processes from design to final delivery. Conversational programming makes it quick and easy for operators to generate programs at the machine, while other connected systems exchange and use information about tool management, batch processing/scheduling, machine monitoring, quality assurance and more.

Across the emerging Smart Factory, connected systems are networking production processes from...

Can We Talk? Conversations Between Machines Get Deep (Part Two)

With Video

Across the emerging Smart Factory, connected systems are networking production processes from design to final delivery. Conversational programming makes it quick and easy for operators to generate programs at the machine, while other connected systems exchange and use information about tool management, batch processing/scheduling, machine monitoring, quality assurance and more.

Across the emerging Smart Factory, connected systems are networking production processes from...

Artificial Intelligence: The Next Generation of Communication

Machine learning allows AI to understand how a change in one process impacts all other processes

Manufacturing generates an unprecedented amount of data, creating an urgent need for shops to augment human analysis with AI that can unlock its value, learn from the historical knowledge embedded in their organizations, and help them remain competitive in the future.

Manufacturing generates an unprecedented amount of data, creating an urgent need for...

Vocal Power for Manufacturers

Since its release, Amazon has sold over 20 million Echo devices with Alexa, their voice activated assistant. It has changed the way we complete many daily tasks, from shopping to getting weather updates. But could it do the same for manufacturing? How will voice recognition technology improve manufacturing processes?

Since its release, Amazon has sold over 20 million Echo devices with...
Machine Controls: Products

Compact Inverters Optimize Machining Performance

Heidenhain’s TNC 640 control

In addition to a wider screen that allows for a split view, Gen 3 drives for Heidenhain’s TNC 640 control system allow for jig grinding and trochoidal milling capabilities on smaller machine tools.

In addition to a wider screen that allows for a split view,...

User-Friendly Dual Programming of Lathes

Acu-Rite’s TURNPWR lathe

Designed for turning machine tools with up to two axes, TURNPWR control by Heidenhain’s Acu-Rite brand of digital readouts, linear scales, and controls gives machinists the option to program via a conversational format or use G-code.

Designed for turning machine tools with up to two axes, TURNPWR control...

Asymmetric XY Stages With Nanometer-Level Precision

ALIO introduces a positioning solution that provides customers with the exact X and Y travel ranges needed for their applications.

ALIO introduces a positioning solution that provides customers with the exact X...
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