Decades ago, Distributed Numerical Control or DNC consisted of serial cables run from a computer system to a very expensive, proprietary DNC serial hub. Proprietary shop floor boxes were often times used to initiate the transfer of files. All this for the sole purpose of downloading and uploading G-Code programs to CNC machines. So what’s different today? One of the biggest changes is the shift from very expensive, proprietary hardware to open systems with commercially [...]
Cimco's NC Base is the next step in machine shop automation to complement the powerful DNC Max software. NC Base is a CNC program management tool that enables you to manage your part programs as well as any associated documents related to a particular program. NC Base provides a highly integrated part program search tool that enables complex queries to ensure the correct documents and correct part program version or revision are selected for production. [...]
Today’s blog post will take an in-depth look at Cimco DNC Max, which addresses all communications’ issues between your software and your CNC machine. If you work with CNC equipment, you know that transferring part programs to machines is an essential step in the machining process. Older machines have serial or RS-232 ports, enabling data transfer, but these provide no structure with regards to where operators are pulling programs from and which are the most [...]
https://cimquesttv.wistia.com/medias/fd6l8d7xgq?embedType=iframe&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640 Whether through a cable or wireless connection, Cimco DNC Max is capable of communications with many machines simultaneously. You’re provided with a rigid file structure, ensuring the correct version programs make their way to your machines without unnecessary and timely file searching.