Fagor Automation Corp. has developed what it says is a simplified CNC digitizing canned cycle designed to reduce digitizing set-up time. The cycle allows the operator to set up the machine in a few minutes for digitizing simple or complex parts by utilizing a single fill in the blank page that contains all pertinent parameters for digitizing as well as a graphic assist screen.
Upon cycle completion, the programmed point to point program created can be edited with feeds, speeds and tool commands and executed or downloaded and further manipulated. The digitizing cycle is available on the Fagor 8055 line of CNC products. Most probing systems are easily adaptable to the Fagor 8055.
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 Fagor on-board mini-CAD/CAM (Profile Editor) system allows the customer to create complex profiles directly from the blueprint in only a matter of a few minutes. The Profile Editor will not just create the profile, but will also 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.
For custom production environments, the 8055 Power now allows for OEM or application specific customization. This is accomplished due to the high level parametric programming features coupled with an on-board graphic editor that allows for easy creation of custom editors and screens.
Fagor says the new 8055 models use a new high performance micro-processor coupled with improved machining algorithms, which effectively doubles the processing speeds, allowing for dramatically faster cycle times and improved part finish.
Using on-board local PLC I/O and CAN I/O modules, input and output requirements can be built to match the application. The remote CAN modules allow for easy remote machine placement of the modules that best serve the machine tool. The CNC affords the flexibility of Sercos or CAN Digital Servo Control and even the ability of Analog servo control for older machine servo motor systems.