NUM's Solutions for Grinding Have User-Friendly Graphical and Conversational Programming (W082)

Exhibiting at IMTS 2006 in Chicago, Sept. 6 to 13, Booth D-3232

Chicago, July 31, 2006

NUM offers a family of cost-effective control systems well suited to address all aspects of cylindrical and surface grinding. Configured with a state-of-the-art CNC, motors/drives, and very user-friendly software, these "off the shelf solutions" can be used in new machines or to retrofit existing machines. The embedded grinding and dressing cycles are governed by a graphical and conversational menu-driven Human-Machine Interface (HMI) and wizard-guided wheel and diamond origin setup. The NUM grinding control systems save the OEM or integrator years of software development effort, while lowering cost of employee training. They are perfectly suited for the production of any size batch of precision parts requiring dimensional accuracy and high-quality surface finish at a reasonable setup cost.

The cylindrical grinding system includes full OD/ID grind cycle for two-axis (X, Z) grinding machines and has inclined axis capability by tilting the grinding head or the table. The dressing station can be table-mounted or rear-positioned to accommodate all existing machines. Other capabilities include wheel dressing with single/double point or roller dresser and profile grinding.

The surface grinding system includes full grinding cycles for three-axis (X, Y, and Z) grinding machines with wheel dressing with single/double point or roller dresser capabilities.

The Windows-based HMI is extremely user-friendly. Entry screens provide the machine operator with a comprehensive graphical programming approach that depicts the grinding wheel, work piece, and associated setup data in a clear and concise manner. The operator does not have to use ISO programming; he or she simply fills in the data fields the program presents. After this data entry session, the cylindrical grinding program is automatically generated, stored, and ready for execution. Online step-by-step video tutorials and graphical grinding simulation further facilitates the operation. In addition, the operator can combine conversational/graphical programming with ISO programming, or use either one individually, if desired. NUM application engineers are available to help with system integration and technical support. This solution will be presented at the IMTS trade show at McCormick Place in Chicago from Sept. 6 to 13 at the NUM Corporation booth, D-3232.

For further information, please contact:

Brian Kordzinski
603 E. Diehl Rd., Ste. 115
Naperville, IL 60563
Tel: (630) 505-7722
Fax: (630) 505-7754


205 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 3740
Chicago, IL 60601
Fax: (312) 327-5261

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