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Dual PC for Retrofit CNC

Calmotion, a CNC engineering organization, has released a dual PC package complementing the 527F retrofit CNC product line for legacy machines made by Fadal. The dual PC enhances the productivity of a machine tool by adding the power of a desktop PC at the machine tool.

A push button on the front of the drawer assembly switches video from either the 527F CNC or the PC. An operator can use the latest networking tools to drag and drop files over the network to the 16 GB of available storage space on the 527F CNC. A CAD or CAM package can also be loaded on the PC for part program generation or modification without having to leave the machine tool. Other uses include the accessibility of job set-up sheets in PDF format, editing of NC programs in a PC environment and more. The added computer runs independently of the CNC control ensuring that the operation of the machine tool is not affected by the use of the PC.

"Calmotion understands the constant changing landscape of networking and software within the manufacturing industry," said Glenn de Caussin, President of Calmotion LLC. "Manufacturers require more information at the CNC where operators can react quickly with the latest software tools at their disposal."

The 527F Dual PC option has been designed for small form factor PCs such as the NUC product line from Intel. A large number of available NUC computers ensure that a user can find the ideal performance and cost for their use.

For more information contact:

Calmotion LLC

7536 San Fernando Road

Sun Valley, CA 91352


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