Controls & Controllers

OPEN-Xli CNC Controller is equipped with i5 CPU.

Apr 01, 2017

Featuring four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, touch screen, touch pad or track ball and Ethernet ports, OPEN-Xli CNC controller can control up to 64 axes, 24 processes. Designed with servo controlled axes and I/O modules, unit's axes are controlled digitally with Ethernet, CanOpen, OS-wire and Mechatrolink 2 /3. Offering full (OVC) OSAI Volumetric Compensation for roll, pitch, and yaw,... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Display & Presentation Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Interface Board supports industrial and commercial LCDs.

Oct 19, 2016

Designed for industrial applications, such as production automation displays, Model ALR-1400v2 provides ARGB (VGA) and DVI inputs with OSD or RS-232 serial selection control to drive LVDS panels up to 1440 x 900 resolution. LCD controller includes features for OEMs, such as auto EDID settings, availability of custom EDID settings, custom splash screen, and firmware updates over DVI. Measuring... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software

US Machine Tool Control Specialist chooses NUM CNC for Precision Grinding Applications

Oct 17, 2016

CNC systems’ ultra precise positioning capabilities provide key competitive edge Naperville, IL — Advanced CNC systems from NUM are helping US machine tool control specialist CNC Onestop, Inc. to maintain its competitive market edge through use of ultra precise positioning techniques. Based in Xenia, Ohio, and also operating in Toronto, Canada, CNC Onestop is a CNC engineering company that... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Robotics

Mazak Booth Draws Thousands at IMTS 2016

Sep 28, 2016

Company spotlights new advanced manufacturing systems and SMOOTH TECHNOLOGY FLORENCE, Ky. – Mazak hosted a record number of visitors through its booth during the six days of IMTS 2016, held at Chicago’s McCormick Place from September 12-17. The company demonstrated over 20 highly advanced manufacturing cells and systems. Among these were its next-generation HYBRID Multi-Tasking technology... Read More

Controls & Controllers

CNC Hardware/Software Solution enhances milling machines.

Sep 21, 2016

As complete package for CNC milling machine manufacturers and control retrofitters, NUMmill includes CNC hardware and software that provide scalability as well as intuitive, conversational style UI. This CNC milling machine control solution offers canned cycles suite with 3D simulation for pre-process verification as well as functions for material removal of basic pockets. Based on Flexium+... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Glebar Develops Advanced Automotive Manufacturing Process for Fuel Injection Nozzle Valves

Jun 08, 2016

Single Disc Roller Application Reduces Lead Times and Tooling Costs; Supports Fast Track Development Projects and Long-Term Production Runs RAMSEY, N.J. – Glebar (www.Glebar.com) has developed a centerless grinding process on its GT 610 CNC for automotive manufacturers that expedites the development process of fuel injector nozzle valves, leading to reduced... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Printing & Duplicating Equipment

OSAI Provides CNC Control for Fabru PlastJet 3C 3D Printers Providing High Precision, Simultaneous High-Speed Operation

Apr 25, 2016

Chicopee, MA – OSAI announced that it now provides its OPENcontrol for the Fabru PlastJet 3C Model printers. These printers provide high precision, high-speed operation using three different plastic materials simultaneously. Designed for industrial prototype applications, the PlastJet 3C operation is based on Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) following a CAM path managed by OSAI’s... Read More

Controls & Controllers

ACU-RITE Sharpens its Pencil to Help Schools Offer the Best in Machining

Dec 10, 2015

Schaumburg, IL – ACU-RITE, a brand of HEIDENHAIN, has renewed its initiative to bring students interested in the precision metalworking field the newest and best technology available today. To do so, ACU-RITE is partnering with local distributors to provide its MILLPWRG2 CNC controllers and DRO packages at deep discounts to all schools with precision metalworking and vocational programs. This... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Remote Controller simplifies navigation with chartplotters.

Nov 27, 2015

Centralizing navigation functions, Simrad OP50 Remote Controller is designed to operate multiple NSS and NSO evo2 multifunction displays (MFDs) efficiently and reliably in all conditions. Features include multi-axis control rotary dial with up/down/left/right, rotate clockwise/counter-clockwise, and press-to-enter capabilities; keypad; and dedicated button that cycles through available... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Optics & Photonics, Robotics

Rockwell Automation and FANUC Work Together to Optimize Manufacturing Production

Nov 20, 2015

Industrial IoT drives need for integrated solutions throughout The Connected Enterprise CHICAGO — As manufacturing companies aspire to drive tangible value from the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), they look to streamline and integrate processes as one of the most efficient steps to achieve an IoT-ready production and supply network. Rockwell Automation and FANUC are collaborating on... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Test & Measuring Instruments

Bosch Rexroth to Exhibit Latest CNC and Components for Highly Productive Machine Automation Solutions at FABTECH 2015

Nov 09, 2015

Bosch Rexroth will be exhibiting at FABTECH 2015 in booth S2324 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, November 9-12. The booth will showcase a range of drive and control technologies to help manufacturers improve productivity. Highlights include: Scalable CNC solutions with new multi-touch operator panels Electric and hydraulic drives with multi-Ethernet functionality IP65 cabinet-free electric... Read More

Controls & Controllers

CNC System supports axis sharing.

Oct 09, 2015

Extending flexibility of Flexium+ 68 CNC architecture, axis sharing facility provides efficient means of controlling high number of functionally interrelated groups of motion axes, by using advanced dynamic resource allocation techniques to share control across multiple CNC kernels. Up to 32 servo drivers can be timeshared by any CNC kernel in system. Typical applications include... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage

ACU-RIT's MILLPWRG2 Control Now Offers More to Milling

Jul 09, 2015

SCHAUMBURG, IL –The ACU-RITE MILLPWRG2 control is today's easiest-to-operate CNC for vertical knee and bed mills, and is now available with an optional AMIG2 console offering users the ability to use common interfaces as well as control its host machine tool's spindle. This compact AMIG2 electrical cabinet is now available in two configurations: 1)    The AMIG2 Standard has I/O... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Low Power Usage Controllers support 1.2-10.1 in. touchscreens.

Jun 05, 2015

Housed in ultra-tiny 2.5 x 2.6 mm WLCSP, maXTouch U Series enables designers to build thin and flexible touchscreen designs using single layer, on-cell, and hybrid on-cell touchscreens with intelligent wake-up gestures and buttons. Devices support differentiated features for variety of applications including 1.0 mm passive stylus, water rejection with stylus operation, multi-finger glove touch,... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools

The Art of Railroad Axle Manufacturing

Apr 14, 2015

Remanufactured three-stage lathe line with Sinumerik 840D sl CNC provides dynamic solution for railroad axle manufacturer Euro Machinery Specialists (Menomonee Falls, WI) recently remanufactured a 1960s vintage Snyder "Three-Stage" lathe machining line for its customer, Standard Forged Products (McKees Rocks, PA), for use in the production of rail and locomotive axles.  Owing to the change... Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

CNCs support safety communication with PAC control systems.

Nov 18, 2014

Available for FANUC Series 3xi-B CNCs, EtherNet/IP Adapter Safety function enables safety communication with Logix PAC systems. Function communicates digital input/output signals across Ethernet to simplify hardware and connections needed. Using CIP Safety functionality of EtherNet/IP Adapter Safety function with dual check safety, sending side device cross-checks safety signals, adds inspection... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Computer Numerical Control cuts machining cycle times.

Sep 22, 2014

With Seamless Corner Control, MAZATROL SmoothX CNC minimizes vibrations and helps shorten part-machining cycle times via cutter path adjustments made when machining into corners. Variable Acceleration Control maintains maximum acceleration/deceleration for set of combined axes in real-time. Using 3D assist feature, Quick MAZATROL programming screen streamlines part programming via 3D CAD input.... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers, Software

Beckhoff Automation Showcases Industry 4.0 Concepts at IMTS 2014

Sep 03, 2014

Innovative solutions such as Google Glass in automation to highlight Beckhoff booth located in the Industrial Automation North America (IANA) section SAVAGE, Minnesota – Beckhoff Automation is set to bring leading-edge Industry 4.0 concepts to attendees of the IMTS trade show, held September 8 – 13, 2014 in Chicago's McCormick Place. In the march toward Industry 4.0, the 4th Industrial... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Services

Advanced CNC Systems Help Us Machine Tool Manufacturer to Extend Competitive Edge

Aug 26, 2014

Naperville, Illinois – Advanced CNC systems from NUM are helping US machine tool manufacturer Bourn Koch, Inc. to extend its competitive edge in the market by using state-of-the art machine control software. Following a highly successful project to migrate control of powerful 7-axis horizontal gear hobbers to NUM’s Flexium CNC platform, the company is now standardizing on this control... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software

B&R to Present Integrated Machine Control Platform at IMTS 2014

Aug 13, 2014

Modular automation solution unifies CNC, PLC, HMI, robotics, safety and more At this year's International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), from September 8-13 in Chicago's McCormick Place, BR will exhibit its innovative automation solutions at booth E-4901.  B&R specializes in standards-based, scalable and modular control systems integrating CNC, logic, general motion, robotics,... Read More