American Machinist

Software controls graphite mill. (Spotlight: parts cleaning).

OPENCNC SOFTWARE CONTROL IS now part of Fryer Machine Systems' high-speed mills such as the MC-20 graphite machine that produces electrodes. Version 6.2 of the software features high-speed machining algorithms, RTCP extensions in 5-axis machining, probing cycles for parts inspection, and real-time deterministic ethernet I/O. The MC-20 has a 30,000-rpm, vibration-free spindle; 16-station arm-type ATC located outside the machining area; and pressurized linear guideways. …

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