Hardware/Software suits CNC ID, OD, and centerless grinders.

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OpenCNC® Grinder, consisting of hardware, software, and documentation, meets needs of machine builders, integrators, end-users, and retrofitters who specialize in CNC grinding machines. Part programming features include 11 wheel dressing routines, 8 grinding sequences, grinding wheel offset tools, and on-line help system. Each part program can contain as many as 20 grinding sequences. Package comes with wiring diagrams, documentation, and pre-written PLC logic.




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MDSI Introduces OpenCNC Solution for CNC Grinders



ANN ARBOR, Mich. - January 26, 2004-- Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc. (MDSI) announces the release of OpenCNC® Grinder for CNC ID, OD, and centerless grinders. The OpenCNC Grinder solution - consisting of hardware, software and documentation - has been engineered to meet the unique needs of machine builders, integrators, end-users, and retrofitters who specialize in CNC grinding machines.

"OpenCNC Grinder maintains the flexibility and power of open architecture, while providing ease of use and built in features of a standard package," says Michael Mason, MDSI, managing director. "As with traditional MDSI software products, the solution allows machine builders and end users to easily upgrade or interchange machine hardware, software, and peripheral components without having to reengineer their existing machine logic."

OpenCNC Grinder part programming features include: eleven wheel dressing routines, eight grinding sequences, advanced grinding wheel offset tools, and an on-line help system. Each part program can contain as many as 20 grinding sequences.

The hardware/software package comes complete with wiring diagrams, documentation, and pre-written PLC logic that allows machine builders or integrators to complete a control retrofit without having to spend weeks writing and debugging special machine logic.

About MDSI
Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc., (MDSI) is a subsidiary of Tecumseh Products Company, a $2 billion global manufacturer of compressor, gasoline engines, and pumps.

MDSI supplies open-architecture factory automation solutions that increase manufacturing flexibility and enable agile manufacturing. The company provides complete hardware, software, and service solutions to the Computer Numerical Control - (CNC -OpenCNC®), General Motion Control (GMC -WinMotion®), and Collaborative Manufacturing Systems (CMS -MAXIMUM Factory(TM)) markets.

MDSI, the MDSI logo, OpenCNC, and WinMotion are registered trademarks of Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc. Significant Events, and MAXIMUM Factory are trademarks of Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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