NUM CNC HighEnd Applications - Your Partner for CNC complete machine automation solutions
More than 10 years before the CNC control was starting to become widely accepted, the first NUM CNC controller was developed in 1964 making NUM one of the first in this market and we have strived to maintain our position as a technology leader in this segment ever since. Our market strategy is to help our current and future customers to construct a better machine and thereby securing them a competitive advantage on the market. Our R&D facilities are located in Switzerland, France and Italy, where we also have our major manufacturing facility. It is our clearly defined strategy to have the development and manufacturing of the core products in a CNC system, including drives and motors under our own control to enable us to enhance the total CNC system performance. The success of our partners and customers is the measure of our success and directly the justification of our position on the market.
NUM Solutions and Systems, intelligent and creative. We have developed countless customer- and application specific solutions for diverse industries – practical solutions for professional needs. With this in mind, our engineers create groundbreaking complete solutions for demanding applications.
FS192L Operator Panel
The latest 19-inch landscape oriented, projected capacitive touch screen system, NUM has set a new standard for operating panels in the machine tool industry. The FS192L operator panel provides a durable front end for machine control. It has an IP65 degree of protection at the front, and IP20 at the rear. High-quality 4 mm hardened safety glass protects the front, without introducing any disturbing reflections. A narrow brushed aluminum frame side protection for the glass and multitouch sensor.
SPX servomotors are extremely compact medium inertia units with a high peak torque capability, designed for the feeding axes of high-end machine tools, grinding machines, robotics and special machines. They are available in 55 mm, 75 mm, 95 mm, 126 mm and 155 mm frame sizes, with a variety of options. Thanks to an innovative encoder protocol, SPX servomotors only require a single cable to connect with NUMDrive X drives.
The NUMDrive servo drives with their modern design are the ideal counterpart to the powerful CNC control. Modular in design, compact in their dimensions and with a low power consumption, they are ideally matched to the needs of modern systems. One distinguishing feature of the NUMDrive C and NUMDrive X is the high power density. The servo drives offer an enormous amount of computing and drive power within a very small space and thus one of the best power/space ratios.
NUM has released a new software facility for its latest-generation Flexium+ CNC platform that places an advanced tool management system at the disposal of manufacturers operating multiple CNC machine tools. It is especially suitable for complex high-end milling applications, as well as HSM applications in the mold & die market.
Forming part of the latest version of NUM’s acclaimed Flexium+ software (V4.1.00.00), the new tool management facility provides a comprehensive and constantly accessible database that can either be installed on a server platform for use with multiple CNC machine tools in a large production plant, or can be used standalone on a single CNC machine tool.
The tool management software includes PLC libraries, as well as dedicated CNC functions and HMI pages. It can handle a very large number of tools of different types – including turning, milling and boring – and standard, medium or large sizes. Duplo tools with identical cutting characteristics are also supported, as are different types of tool magazines such as disk, chain or rack. New tool characteristics are managed at maximum speed and maximum feed rate, and the tool life can be monitored over time, by wear amount or by the number of operations. Pre-emptive warning messages are generated automatically, whenever specified limits are approached.
The software provides an especially comprehensive set of extensions for tool characteristics. In addition to standard items such as the name, type and number of cuts – as many as 18 of which can be specified – extensions are also provided to handle numerous other factors, including magazine size, life management, technological characteristics such as maximum speed and speed rate, and status/warning indicators.
Developed primarily as a high-end system for complex tasks in milling applications, the software offers highly sophisticated NCK features such as a large block look-ahead capability in excess of 1000, together with very short NCK cycle times. These features also make the system ideal for HSM applications in the mold & die market.
NUM’s new tool management system is very easy to use and requires no special software tools. Users simply employ NUM’s Flexium Tools software to extend the scope of their project to the database server. A full set of API functions is included to implement all necessary tool operations, together with a number of dedicated functions in NCK firmware. The system also includes different logical HMI list pages for spindle and magazine view, tool view and tool data table, enabling users to visualize the complete content of tool information and current status.
According to Werner Heimpel, NUM’s Product Manager for HMI and Software Tools, “Manufacturers operating multiple CNC machine tools are often forced to devote significant resources to tool management. NUM’s new system can help them to save considerable engineering costs in the long term.”
NUM Taiwan Ltd.
7F-2 No.536, Sec. 2, Taiwan Boulevard
40353 Taichung City
Phone: +886 4 23169600
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