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    Retrofits for Clutch Style NC Machines

    There are many clutch style NC machines such as G&L or Fraser still out there. Many are barely running or are not running at all due to control related issues. Most of these machines are very solid and rigid machines that could still have many more years of service life. MasterControls has experience giving new life to these types of machines.

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    Siemens 808D in Single & 2 Axis Applications

    The Siemens 808D Basic and 808D Advanced controls are well suited for single and 2 axis applications. Applications such as rotary dials, drill slides, infeed slides, tool changers, grinding dressers, feed-to-length, pick-n-place, and more are a good fit for these controls. The RS274/G-code programming environment allows the user to make quick and easy changes to their application. Customization can also be done easily with the Siemens S7-200 PLC located inside the 808 control system.

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    NUM CNC System Overview

    For projects in need of a High-End CNC Solution we use NUM CNC Flexium+ 8 and Flexium+ 68 Platforms. The Flexium NUM CNC System gives us tremendous flexibility when it comes to developing comprehensive solutions for our customers. Additional options can be selected individually or as a technology package (milling, turning, woodworking, etc.). Having this kind of flexibility allows us to provide our customers with solutions in a timely and cost effective manner.

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    Conversational Programming Software: PCProCAM for Milling

    NUM PCProCAM is a complete off-the-shelf conversational programming software package for milling machines retrofitted with a NUM CNC system. The PCProCAM milling conversational dramatically reduces the operator learning curve by using a graphical interface to step the operator through the creation of basic milling operations. Operators can use PCProCAM without having knowledge of ISO Programming because the program is automatically generated.

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    CNC Monitoring with NUMConnect

    NUMConnect is a communications interface option for NUM CNC systems that allows the CNC to integrate seamlessly with third party manufacturing management software for comprehensive CNC monitoring. With NUMConnect data can be collected from the CNC machine to be stored, organized, and analyzed. Shops can then use this data to create a extensive machine monitoring system that can improve the utilization of their equipment as well as reduce downtime and overall manufacturing cost.

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