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MS Tech CNC Control Technology

Our hardware and software was completely designed by us since 1992. We have hundreds of customers all across the world, whose machines range from CNC machining centers, CNC turning centers, CNC grinders, 5-axis CNC machines etc. Our product has proven itself to be a robust, reliable, and cost-effective retrofit solution. We can tailor and configure a retrofit package to fit your specific machine.

OPERATOR PANEL UNIT

The Operator Panel Unit (OPU) consists of a built-in 15″ LCD color display, an MDI input device, Emergency-Stop, Cycle-Start, Feed-Hold pushbuttons, manual pulse generator, etc. The metal case and bottom mouse tray as shown on the picture also included. This make it possible for a retrofit to be done in a few days (while others may take weeks). The whole operator panel unit can be mounted as a pendant station for milling type machines or held by a post for CNC lathes. MS-Tech’s CNC panel is suitable for any types of CNC machine, and it has been installed on machining and turning centers, 5-axis machines, flame-cutter, injection machines, and many more. There is no need for manufacturers or retrofitters to install additional pushbuttons.

MOTION CONTROLLER UNIT

The motion controller unit (MCU) is a highly-reliable industrial computer built with dedicated motion control channels. There are no moving parts inside the controller; it is installed with solid-state hard disk and self-cooling. The power to the controller is 24V DC 2A.

SIGNAL CONNECTION UNIT

The signal connection unit (SCU) is for connecting to and from servo drives, spindle drive, relays, magnetic contactors It also has 14 general purpose isolated input channels and 14 general purpose output channels. The unit is fully shielded by its metal shell. For most machines, there is no need for manufacturers or retrofitters to install any additional relays. MS-Tech CNC package comes with all you need for most of the machines.

CNC CONTROL SOFTWARE

MS-Tech CNC Control software is licensed from MS-Tech Corporation upon your purchase of MS-Tech CNC Control package. MS-Tech CNC software provides the functionality of a typical CNC machine tool, in addition to built-in utilities for system diagnosis and tuning, etc. We have versions for 5-axis Machine, mill, lathe, grinder, flame cutter, welder, plastic injection machines, etc

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROL

Programmable logic control (PLC) is built-in with MS-Tech CNC hardware, and a ladder programming utility is included with MS-Tech CNC Control software. System integrators will find that changing or editing ladder logic is very easy. A set of typical ladder diagrams for your specific machine will be provided with the order of an MS-Tech CNC retrofit package. The ladder diagrams can be modified easily with the built-in PLC programming utility.

PORTABLE CONTROLLER UNIT

The portable controller is optional. For middle and large size machines, the portable controller offers convenience during machining part setup. Its slim design makes it easy for handheld operations. The portable controller comes with coiled extension cord.

MS-TECH CONTROL INTERFACE BOARD WITH ENCODER-TO-TACHOMETER CONVERSION FOR FANUC SERVO DRIVES

For many machines with old Fanuc yellow-cap motors and drives, an encoder-to-tachometer conversion board is needed. Each of the boards on the left can handle 3 servo axes, which makes servo connections with MS-Tech CNC control very easy. The connection is complete as soon as you unplug the servo drive and encoder feedback connectors from the Fanuc control board and plug them into this MS-Tech control interface board.

MS-TECH CONTROL INTERFACE BOARD FOR FANUC SERVO DRIVES

This is an optional board for retrofitting some CNC machines with Fanuc red-cap motors and drives. With this interface board shown, the retrofit servo connections are done as soon as you unplug the servo drive and encoder feedback connectors from the Fanuc control board and plug them in into this DIN-mountable MS-Tech board.

MS-TECH CONTROL INTERFACE BOARD FOR CINCINNATI ARROW-SERIES SERVO AND SPINDLE DRIVES

This is an optional board for retrofitting Cincinnati Arrow-series CNC machines with Kollmorgen servo motors and drives. With this interface board shown, the retrofit servo connections are done as soon as you unplug the servo connectors from the Acramatic control board and plug them into this DIN-mountable MS-Tech board.

MS-TECH CONTROL INTERFACE BOARD FOR CINCINNATI ARROW-SERIES VFS-SERIES SPINDLE DRIVES

This is an optional board for retrofitting Cincinnati Arrow-series CNC machines with a Kollmorgen VFS spindle drive. This interface board will save time for retrofit connections.

Core User Features & Functions:

The following core functions are only a portion of MS-Tech’s CNC control’s capabilities.  MS-Tech’s CNC system allows for full Fanuc G-Code compatibility.

 The CNC control comes with the following major functions:

  1. Automatic mode for running NC program, including, single-step, optional stop, block skip, restart functions, etc.
  2. Edit mode for CNC program editing, including find/replace, G-code help, M-code help, go to a line/block, etc.
  3. MDI (Manual Data Input) mode for entering and executing CNC commands block by block, which may be selected from command history listing.
  4. Manual mode for homing, jogging by hand-wheel or by key, etc.
  5. Setup mode for tool offset and work offset data editing including offset measurement function, etc.
  6. Service mode for machine diagnosis, including ladder logic diagnosis, error message tracking, etc.
  7. Simulation function for verifying CNC programs before running
  8. Standard G-code and M-code programming per convention.
  9. Search program either by block number or by line number
  10. Inch/mm automatic conversion for tool and work offsets

The following features have been designed to enhance the user experience:

  • Built-in 3-D tool path display
  • Built-in conversational programming
  • Program down/up load from/to USB flash disk or RS-232C com port
  • Capable of handling long NC programs up to 300,000 blocks long
  • Super user-friendly — most people master the operation within 20 minutes
  • Easy subprogram handling

MS-Tech’s CNC Retrofit Package uses a +/- 10V command signal to interface with the machine and uses quadrature encoder signals for feedback.  If the machine uses resolver-based signal feedback, then we will provide a resolver-to-encoder conversion board.