B&R Automation is now offering an integrated automation platform for CNC, robotics and axis linking in one homogeneous system. The platform combines all components in one system including drives, movement and path control, visualization and I/O handling. The real-time operating system creates the environment needed for high-precision positioning tasks. CNC cycle times of 400 Âµs allow path precision in the sub-micron range. Generated set positions are transferred to the drive without jitter via POWERLINK. Additionally, the required I/O points can be added to the system in an extremely flexible manner. The Soft CNC has an extensive list of functions. Part programs and movement procedures are programmed according to DIN 66025. Division into main and sub-programs allows clear management of NC programs. Helpful functions have also been added to the basic functions defined in the standard. The extended programming techniques permit the use of elements from a high level language, such as loops, conditional statements and branches.