Fagor Automation Corp. has improved its 8055 power series control making it suitable for custom applications such as gear hobbing and grinding applications.
It’s available in modular or compact designs with up to seven axis applications. Each control comes equipped with a high resolution colour LCD monitor, alphanumeric keyboard, USB port and a minimum of 512 MB compact flash.
With Ethernet capability, the customer can easily upload/download large G-code programs from the CAD/CAM department, yet also walk up to the CNC and create complex parts directly from the keyboard in a matter of just a few minutes. The On-board mini-CAD/CAM (Profile Editor) system allows the customer to create complex profiles directly from the blueprint in minutes. The Profile Editor will not just create the profile, but will automatically create the appropriate G-code and insert it into the program, or you can save the profile as a frequently utilized subroutine with just the push of a single button.
A built-in Graphics mode allows the customer to plot in Solid 3D Graphics, solid sectional graphics in multi-plane views simultaneously or in tool path line graphics. This feature can be utilized in simulation mode or in real-time execution mode. In addition a Teach-In mode is included, as well as an Interactive G-code editor that through a series of graphic interfaces makes G-code creation at the keyboard fast and easy, claims Fagor. All 8055 Power CNC’s are equipped with a library of Turning or Milling Canned Cycles, Spindle Synchronization, Scaling Factor, Pattern Repeat, Mirror Imaging Gantry Axes, high level language programming and much more.