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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.

The Benefits of Jig Grinding with 5-Axis Machining

Heidenhain, jig grinding, machining center

Machine shops will remain competitive by utilizing jig grinding on a 5-axis machining center to produce complex parts that require milling and grinding surfaces. In addition to ROI, manufacturers will achieve better accuracy and productivity, among other advantages.

Machine Controls: Articles

The Benefits of Jig Grinding with 5-Axis Machining

Heidenhain, jig grinding, machining center

Machine shops will remain competitive by utilizing jig grinding on a 5-axis machining center to produce complex parts that require milling and grinding surfaces. In addition to ROI, manufacturers will achieve better accuracy and productivity, among other advantages.

Machine shops will remain competitive by utilizing jig grinding on a 5-axis...

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...
Machine Controls: Products

Rotary Encoders Made for Robots

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HEIDENHAIN KCI 1319 / KBI 1335 encoder

Compact and lightweight, the KCI/KBI 1300 series of inductive rotary encoders from HEIDENHAIN offer contamination-resistant inductive circumferential scanning. The high-speed EnDat 2.2 interface enables more information to be communicated such as temperature or diagnostics.

Compact and lightweight, the KCI/KBI 1300 series of inductive rotary encoders from...

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...
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