Controls continue to evolve, focusing on ease of use and automating as many set up routines and processes as feasible. For milling machines, one example is the MILLPWR G2 CNC control. The developers claim this control is “the simplest and easiest-to-operate CNC for vertical knee mills on the market today.”
Highly intuitive, the programming on this MILLPWR G2 control is done through easy-to-understand plain language user prompts accompanied by 3-D graphic “Help” forms that clearly describe each cycle step, creating an instinctive interface for efficiency and production. Using simple navigation eliminates multiple menu screens.
Additionally, the control has standard features like USB, networking accessibility, solid model graphics and new large 12.1 in. high resolution display (1024 × 768). And built on the Heidenhain NC Kernel platform, the MILLPWR G2 has a 1 GHz processor with 2.5 GB of memory.
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