Chicago, IL – GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announces its Smooth Tool Center Point (TCP) control to enable smooth motion while in TCP mode. The product was demonstrated at IMTS 2008.
Smooth TCP enables extremely smooth motion and reduced cycle time during 5-axis machining processes using tool center point control. Smooth TCP removes redundant program command points generated by tool center point control automatically and compensates the direction of tool posture to enable smooth motion of the rotary axis. This is effective in reducing vibration in the velocity command to the servo system resulting in smooth surface finish.
The Smooth Tool Center Point Control features reduced cycle time and improved surface finish, which translate to high productivity and high accuracy.
Filed Under: Machine tool industry + subtractive manufacturing, Motion control • motor controls