Re: My new Fanuc - impressions
- From: Brian Francis <brian@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 05:48:38 -0700 (PDT)
On Jun 12, 6:55 am, "jimz" <j...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Good greif, I think a laptop with a 64 bit micro platform running
windows xp could be hooked up to the servo drives and
do way more than this thing without straining 10% of it's
Most of these machine builders would be better off
dumping dedicated controls and using PC's as platforms.
I know cinci did this with the a2100, but even that is not
a true PC inteface. It is a dedicated factory PC that still
locks you out of the general PC parts market.
The problem with a PC running Windows is that it is not a real-time
operating system. You might notice that sometimes your PC doesn't
respond immediately to mouse movements. That's fine (or not depending
on your level of patience) when you are working on a document or part,
but any lack of attention driving a machine servo would cause serious
problems out on the shop floor.
Mazak and Siemens do have PC based controls, but these sit in front of
a real time controller that reads the NC code and drvies the machine.
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