How important is motion control?

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  1. Torchmate

    Torchmate Administrator Staff Member

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    The motion controller is the brain behind the table’s operations. It is the Computer Numerically Controlled part of the term “CNC plasma cutting table.” The way a controller operates a table is completely dependent on the quality of software engineering that has gone into the controller, and Lincoln Electric is confident in the processing power and ease of use that has resulted from our long-term dedication to this department.

    The weight of a table’s performance is heavily dependent on the motion controller. Every line of g-code needs to be accurately interpreted and sent to the correct component; doing this quickly and accurately can lead to big advances in table performance. Our controllers use large processors to read hundreds of lines of g-code in advance in order to accelerate and decelerate the motors at faster rates. This increased processing power triggers a finer control of the plasma and can lead to better cut quality, faster job completion times, and longer consumable life.

    Discuss everything about motion control below!
     
  2. mike lindsey

    mike lindsey New Member

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    does all of the motion controllers have to be pc based ? most of the time it is the pc I have trouble with
     
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    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

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    They have other systems that interact with the different controllers. I know there are some linux based systems. PC is just a cheap option that everyone has access too...
     

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