VMC With Control--Hardinge

The company will be displaying its Series II VMC machine with the new Siemens Sinumerik 810D control. The Siemens package, with a 10.4" color TFT display and digital PC front-end, offers high quality CNC with drive motors that are all digitally integrated for smoothness and accuracy, enhancing the machine's performa

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The company will be displaying its Series II VMC machine with the new Siemens Sinumerik 810D control. The Siemens package, with a 10.4" color TFT display and digital PC front-end, offers high quality CNC with drive motors that are all digitally integrated for smoothness and accuracy, enhancing the machine's performance with fast processing and networking. The open-architecture Sinumerik platform serves virtually any machining application, large or small, basic or intricate. Siemens' ShopMill software enables an operator with even the least CNC experience to achieve peak productivity with minimum training. Simple step-by-step shopfloor, conversational programming uses onscreen graphical representations of the workpiece and the tool paths. Users see up to 50 percent reductions in the number of keystrokes needed for program generation. The Siemens 810D control functions include direct curvature interpolation, jerk limitation, speed-dependent feed forward control, coordinate transformation and many others. Users benefit from high speed machining with powerful processing, 150 block look ahead, large part program storage capacity, network capability and PC functionality. PC front-end includes a USB port, parallel port, two serial ports, VGA port, PS/2 mouse connection, PS/2 keyboard connection, PCMCIA slot and a floppy drive slot.