One use of Adaptive Control can be the regulation of feed rate override to maintain constant spindle horsepower during the machining process. This improves process control and can reduce cycle times and tooling costs. Usually, Adaptive Control is achieved by integrating third party hardware devices into existing machine control systems. Follow the link below to learn more about Adaptive Control for Grinding.
FANUC Tech Bulletin 4 - 5-Axis Machining with Rotary Tables
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
FANUC 5-axis machining offers a number of benefits; reducing setups, machining complex contours, eliminating or decreasing additional finishing work. Today, 5-axis machines are more readily available, but a new 5-axis machine tool still requires a sizable investment. Instead of purchasing a new 5-axis machine tool, resourceful manufacturers opt to upgrade an existing machining center by adding a 5th axis, or a 4th and 5th axis rotary table.
FANUC Tech Bulletin 3 - FANUC Control Communication
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Beginning with the very first CNC, there has always been a need to transfer information to and from a control. Over the years, although the general type of information has not greatly changed, the methods used to communicate this information have changed and improved greatly.
FANUC Tech Bulletin 2 - FANUC Tool Retract, Recover & Retrace
Thursday, March 31, 2011
There are several forms of tool retract, each with specific uses. In our second FANUC Tech Bulletin, we're breaking down the ins-and-outs of FANUC's Tool Retract, Recover & Retrace functions.
FANUC Tech Bulletin 1 - FANUC History & FANUC Compensation Functions
Friday, September 10, 2010
Take a look at the history of FANUC in North America and how compensation functions can increase your machine tool accuracy.