Modern Machine Shop

DEC 2017

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64 MMS December 2017 CNC TECH TALK Columnist Unlike with Custom Macro, however, you'll need more than just a Custom-Macro-equipped CNC to begin. You will need FANUC Picture to create screens and FANUC NCGuide CNC soft- ware running on a PC to test your screens before you can go live on an actual machine. And creat- ing custom screens is easiest with CNCs that have touchscreen displays. You also should be prepared to face a learn- ing curve. Again, unlike with Custom Macro, it will be more difficult to master a customization program like FANUC Picture than simply study- ing a manual. FANUC does of fer face-to-face and online classes that will help you get started. If you have the right applications in place, this will result in time and money well spent. CNC manufacturers have begun offering programs that allow operators to modify how display screen pages look and work. FANUC Picture is one such program, designed for FANUC CNCs.

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