Infimatic pioneers advanced solid-state design and industry’s most scalable control architecture with the Freedom NC‚â„¢200 machine control system. Modular plug-and-play design allows the Freedom NC200 to be configured to different performance and price points ‚â€” matched to current application needs, yet easily and economically “grown” with field upgradeable modules as requirements change. Applications range from general milling and drilling to high-speed machining and data-intensive die/mold processing. The Freedom NC200 control will be demonstrated on MAG family machines at IMTS Booth No. A-8218.
Named for its application adaptability, the Freedom NC200 is capable of controlling up to nine axes, five of which can be simultaneously interpolated. Servo system set-up and maintenance is made simple with ServoScan ‚â€“ a unique technology that automatically populates critical control parameters and other pertinent data upon power up.
The Freedom NC200 features disk-less flash memory, fan-less cooling, wire-free surface-mount board construction, advanced protection circuitry, and near-elimination of moving parts. The design reflects MAG’s “green” commitment. Sizing the control to user needs minimizes energy use, as does fan-less cooling and an ultra-efficient EcoVerter‚â„¢ servo system. The plug-and-play servo system, upgradeable CPUs, distributed I/O capability, and ETHERNET Powerlink communications give the control great application flexibility.
The control system easily evolves with production needs. Input/Output functions can be housed in the electrical cabinet or field-mounted. Software on Demand allows automatic application configuration. For faster block processing speeds, the main unit can be upgraded with a more powerful processor through simple plug-and-play hardware. The Freedom NC200 Duet‚â„¢ option offers multiple high-performance CPUs for the most challenging high-speed machining applications.
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