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 current programs. With flash cards or USBs, the same lack of control exists in terms of ensuring data integrity and that the correct program is being delivered.
Most modern machines feature an Ethernet port, enabling connectivity to your company’s network for G-Code file transfer, but this type of connection still offers only minimal structure.
This is where Cimco’s DNC Max comes in. It is a comprehensive system, capable of addressing all communications’ issues and concerns. For Ethernet-based controls, DNC Max provides a structure whereby operators may only view and download files in directories specifically assigned to their machines. That same type of control would hold true for controllers with serial ports.
By deploying such control, you can be assured you are downloading the latest and greatest part programs for production.
In fact, once a job is completed, you can transfer programs back to the file server. The uploaded file can be compared to what was downloaded, and indicate if changes were made, what they were, and which file version should be kept.
By using Cimco’s Remote Request, you may pull part programs from the file server without ever leaving you CNC machine, greatly increasing throughput and minimizing downtime.
In summary, Cimco’s DNC Max can accomplish connections with Ethernet-based machines, serial machines or combinations of both. Whether through a cable or wireless connection, the result is a multi-tasking DNC system, 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.
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