CNC Control & Maintenance White Papers and Technical Articles

Articles and white papers on CNC control and maintenance technologies used in industrial automation, manufacturing and process control.

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New Era In CNC Control and Maintenance

When Bob Smith, the first shift supervisor for the strut-machining department, arrives at his office Monday morning, one of his first tasks is checking emails. Not only does he want to see whether anyone in his building has sent something important to him, he also wants to see whether any of the machines in his department require attention. The introduction of PC-based CNC technology into factory automation has changed the CNC maintenance activities from those for previous CNC hardware generations. These new CNC controls are able to interact among themselves as well as with other PCs, such as the standard PC sitting on Bob’s desk, to an extent not possible just a few years ago. Read full article...