Modern Machine Shop

JAN 2017

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128 MMS January 2017 mmsonline.com SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE laser cutting and trimming because the improved NC point distribution results in more compact programs. The user can set axial tolerances and manually remove NC points. Head tilt directions on the machines also can be handled more easily in stamping areas. This prevents rapid pivot movements. Tool paths can be checked numer- ically with the Collision Check Machine add-on to avoid collisions and limit-switch conflicts. Tebis America Inc., call 877-748-3247 or visit tebis.com. HMI ACCOMMODATES MULTIPLE ETHERNET PROTOCOLS The Predator Touch human-machine interface (HMI) from Shop Floor Automations (SFA) features a large-button interface designed to make it easier to send and receive machining programs. Other features include data collection, various access options, consolidation of automation platforms and button customization. While Touch HMI is the front end for machinists, multiple Ethernet protocols can be used on the back end. FANUC Focas enables file transfers to and from CNC memory without ever needing to touch the CNC control, and can be leveraged for machine monitoring in the future without the added cost of hardware. It can also prove to be a safer API than others, the company says. Predator SecureDNC facilitates encr ypted file transfers directly into the CNC control's memory, enabling the user to add any Windows-based machine tool to the network. Users can load Touch HMI directly onto select CNC controls. Common controls include Mazak and Okuma, plus certain Haas and DMG MORI controls. The HMI can also use FTP, Clamps Clamps Spring Plungers Machine Tool Components Workholding Grippers Fixturing Accessories Rollers & Bumpers ® www.fi xtureworks.com Fraser, Michigan 888.794.6887 AUTOMATION THAT PAYS FOR ITSELF 800-586-4585 www.mini-mover.com Ask for a quote. MINI-MOVER CONVEYORS Affordable Lights-Out Solutions - Built to Suit Small Conveyors Accumulators Uni-Mateª MADE IN THE USA

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