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CNC bed mills feature advanced control

Posted on 04 Dec 2019 and read 1201 times
CNC bed mills feature advanced controlA new range of CNC bed mills equipped with the DynaPath control system has been introduced by Bristol-based MACH Machine Tools Ltd (www.machmt.co.uk).

There are three machines in the range: the MDM 700 (710 x 400 x 500mm work envelope); the MDM 850 (830 x 500 x 610mm); and the MDM 1000 (1,000 x 500 x 610mm).

Also featured are ISO 40 spindles (up to 5,000rev/min), work tables up to 1,524 x 330mm with a maximum load of 500kg,
a 12.1in touch screen, MPG hand-wheel, air draw bar, interlocked table guard and coolant equipment. The machines are
also Wi-Fi enabled to facilitate ‘remote’ diagnostics and online support.

The DynaPath control system features conversational and ISO G-code programming capability, making it easy to program on the shopfloor.

Meanwhile, an 8GB on-board (program) storage facility, combined with 1,000-line look-ahead, ensures fast processing speeds and responsiveness, which in turn help to deliver high levels of accuracy and surface finish.

The control uses simple-to-understand menus, and the integration of on-screen graphics helps to eliminate programming omissions and errors.

An ‘advanced’ DXF reader is supplied as standard; this features grouped hole and contour selection, adding to the control’s flexibility.

Other features of the DynaPath controlinclude datum setting using alignment, a suggested feeds and speeds database,
sub-program calling, the ability to use macro-programming, being able to facilitate program simulation using tool path or 3-D rendered graphics, and programmable spindle control.

Mike Corbett, MACH Machine Tools’ divisional manager, said: “In the past, component manufacturers looking for a high-performance and flexible CNC bed mill didn’t have that many options regarding the machine’s control system.

"The arrival of the MACH MDM machine range is going to give them a real choice.

"The first MDM machine — an MDM 1000 — arrived in the UK at the end of September and was sold immediately.”