Fagor Automation, a Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) Partner Introduces Dynamic Distribution of Machining Operations (DINDIST)
Colorado Springs-based 3 & 5 Axis CNC router designer & manufacturer, Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) announces partner Fagor Automation's new Dynamic Distribution of Machining Operations (DINDIST) on Fagor 8065 Control Systems.
Colorado Springs, CO November 07, 2013
Diversified Machine Systems, a leading US-based 3 & 5 axis CNC machine center designer and manufacturer in Colorado Springs, CO, is proud to announce the Dynamic Distribution on Machining Operations (DINDIST) feature for multi-channel (path) Fagor 8065 Controls that's been developed by international cooperative partner, Fagor Automation - a value-added benefit to DMS clients.
The Fagor 8065 CNC Controller is a high-speed CNC built for demanding high performance Machining Center applications with not just 5 Axes Machining Capability, but also applications requiring multiple Interpolated paths (Channels) such as Multi-Turret Turning Centers.
This new feature allows the programming of the part program in a Single Channel, thus all program code is contained within a single part program. The alternative is individual programs for each channel, thus requiring confusing opening and closing of programs for editing functions. The CNC control is then in charge of distributing and synchronizing the machining passes with the other channels automatically. DINDIST may be configured according to the specific machining requirements so you can prioritize between machining speed and depth of cuts. On machines equipped with a single spindle, additional benefits of this feature allows the CNC to prioritize and share the Spindle for each channel based upon the requirements of the program code Spindle Speed requirements.
Allowing the CNC to do this not only simplifies the process for the Programmer & Operator, but also greatly reduces cycle times due to less Spindle time being wasted.
The Fagor 8065 CNC also let the user select a milling or lathe interface of machines that combine both modes. With the Fagor 8065 CNC, you can simply press a designated key or execute a program line to select the correct configuration for the job at hand. As a complement to that work interface, there is a wide selection of turning and milling canned cycles that you can utilize separately or together within the same program in a DINDIST environment.
Additional helpful features include the Mid-Program Restart capability. In long machining operations, if the machine stops unexpectedly due to external causes such as a power outage or tool breakage, recovering the unfinished part always poses a significant challenge.
Now, the problem can be resolved by resuming the program from the point the program was interrupted without having to re-run the entire program to the point of stoppage by utilizing an automatic block search. At that point, you can simply resume machining. If damage or imperfections were evident before the tool breakage point, you can simulate the CNC to any point in the program and resume Machining from that point. The CNC then provides the program resume position automatically, including the MST functions status.
Complimenting this capability is the Tool Inspection mode, in which Tool offsets or Tool wear compensation can be edited at any point in the program by simply interrupting the program execution and entering the Tool Inspection mode. This mode allows the operator to back away from the part to a safety position to inspect the tool and then make any offset changes right then. The CNC is capable of automatically re-positioning the machine to the interrupted position. It should be noted, MDI commands are available in an intentional or non-intentional CNC interrupt condition right from the Execution mode. This simplifies program recovery or safety concerns for the Operator in program interrupt conditions.
The Fagor 8065 CNC is an Industrial Hardened PC-based Control that has the ability to control up to 28 axes, 4 spindles with 4 Interpolation Channels and is available with a broad variety of Monitor and Keyboard configurations.
These continued improvements on features that improve machining operations and safety is one of the reasons DMS is proud to offer Fagor CNC Control Systems standard on all their 3 axis and 5 axis CNC routers. Fagor Automation is one of the world's largest manufacturers of CNC Control Systems, Servo Motors & Drives, Feedback Systems & DRO Systems. Learn more about DMS at: http://www.DMSCNCRouters.com.
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About Diversified Machine Systems
Diversified Machine Systems (DMS) is a leading designer and manufacturer of 3 & 5 Axis CNC routers & custom machining centers, with headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO. With more than 30 years of innovation and industry experience as an Original Equipment Manufacturer, DMS' line of CNC routers and machining centers are routinely used on materials such as wood, composites, aluminum, steel, plastics, and foams. Renowned for quality and precision, our advanced machining centers are engineered to increase efficiency and productivity, while maintaining the quality and precision our clients have come to expect from DMS.