Machine Tool Communication Protocols
Our communications engineers have implemented many
different protocols in our products, and we're always adding new ones as we encounter
them. These protocols are the language used to transfer part programs and other
information into and out of the control.
One of Greco Systems' primary development tasks has been to
research and duplicate these protocols on our equipment, to allow us to communicate
properly and reliably with your control. We have been doing this for a long time, and we
are very good at it.
What Is A Protocol?
A protocol is an agreed-upon method of transferring data
from one computer to another. This method is separate from the language of the data being
transferred (such as a G-code part program). While there are some commonly used standard
protocols, most machine tool manufacturers created their own protocols. This was
particularly common with older controls, which were developed before the standards became
Protocol and Tape/Disk Emulation List (as
of October 1999)