Open architecture CNC system

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In this paper, an alternative solution to the traditional CNC machine tool controller has been introduced. Software and hardware modules have been described and their incorporation in a CNC control system has been outlined. This type of CNC machine tool controller demonstrates that technology is accessible and can be readily implemented into an open architecture machine tool controller. Benefit to the user is greater controller flexibility, while being economically achievable. PC based, motion as well as non-motion features will provide flexibility through a Windows environment. Up-grading this type of controller system through software revisions will keep the machine tool in ... continued below

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Tal, J.; Lopez, A. & Edwards, J.M. April 1, 1995.

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In this paper, an alternative solution to the traditional CNC machine tool controller has been introduced. Software and hardware modules have been described and their incorporation in a CNC control system has been outlined. This type of CNC machine tool controller demonstrates that technology is accessible and can be readily implemented into an open architecture machine tool controller. Benefit to the user is greater controller flexibility, while being economically achievable. PC based, motion as well as non-motion features will provide flexibility through a Windows environment. Up-grading this type of controller system through software revisions will keep the machine tool in a competitive state with minimal effort. Software and hardware modules are mass produced permitting competitive procurement and incorporation. Open architecture CNC systems provide diagnostics thus enhancing maintainability, and machine tool up-time. A major concern of traditional CNC systems has been operator training time. Training time can be greatly minimized by making use of Windows environment features.

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OSTI as DE95009485

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  • 24. annual symposium on incremental motion control systems and devices, San Jose, CA (United States), 7 Jun 1995

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  • Other: DE95009485
  • Report No.: LA-UR--95-1130
  • Report No.: CONF-9506169--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 46700
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc677007

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Tal, J.; Lopez, A. & Edwards, J.M. Open architecture CNC system, article, April 1, 1995; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc677007/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.