Digital control for machine tools
April 17, 2008
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
MAG Fadal says its FX series of machines is now available with the new Infimatic Freedom NC200TM, a digital control designed specifically for metal-cutting machine tool applications, with three highly-intuitive navigation choices. The control is compatible with standard G Codes as well as part programs that have been created for Fadal CNC controls. The operator pendant offers a full keyboard, integrated mouse and LED-ringed pushbuttons. VeriCode, the control systemÃs colour-coded editor, has real-time syntax and semantic verification to simplify part programming, as well as the ability to facilitate background editing during machining. ServoScan technology automatically populates control parameters and other critical data when the machine is powered up, reducing errors and streamlining the start-up process.