machine-tool control

machine-tool control

[mə′shēn ‚tül kən‚trōl]
(computer science)
The computer control of a machine tool for a specific job by means of a special programming language.
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Mid-1998 An estimated 85% of machine-tool control industry has by now settled out of court with Hurco, purchasing licenses from IMS Technologies.
In selecting the PC-controlled unit over standard CNC, president Terry Lanzen said that it represented "the future" in technology for turret punch press and machine-tool control. Strippit has filed a patent application for the breakthrough development of PC-based control for turret punch presses.
While much of the metalworking world is still searching for ways to fully utilize the 32-bit machine-tool control, GE Fanuc took the next step and introduced a 64-bit reduced-instruction-set-computing (RISC) processor as an option for its Series 15 CNC system.
Some provide extensive diagnostic aid when a machine-tool control fault occurs.
In the postprocessor, the intermediate file is converted into NC data for the suitable machine-tool control unit and wire EDM combination.
The HPCC algorithms designed by FANUC (the Japanese partner in the joint venture that formed GE Fanuc), in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, were introduced in 1992 to serve in GE Fanuc's Series 15 and 16 CNC machine-tool controls. A key to the development of the HPCC was the introduction of GE Fanuc's new reduced instruction set computing (RISC) coprocessor to improve the performance of CNCs.
Asa result of his success using digital and alphanumeric pagers, Mr Evans started Evtek Corp last fall to market PC-based software created to integrate the pagers with machine-tool controls.