WinDNC ™ DNC Operator
|A Complete Distributed NC Network in a Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP|
|Machine Tool Configuration
|Sending and Receiving NC Programs
|Remote Call Down with CNC Controller
|Automated Part Programming
|Training, Installation and Consulting support available|
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AUTOMATE PART PROGRAMS
WinDNC is a very stable Windows-based product,
originally developed in the early 90's, which provides an automated method for the storage and transfer of NC part
programs. WinDNC is designed with an easily understood "point and pick"
interface which enables machine operators to quickly master the software. The selection of
machine and program names from a pre-defined list will prevent data entry errors and
The supervisor screen is menu-driven and displays both
current and historical communication activity to all machine controls. Menu selections are
made with a single keystroke or pointing device such as a mouse. The supervisor can
perform basic file management tasks and configure machine tool communication parameters
and also set upload or download paths for each machine tool.
Sharing resources with multiple software applications
reduces the hardware required in the shop which reduces initial capital investment and
maintenance expenses. Using multitasking software, such as Windows, the WinDNC workstation
enables multiple applications to run concurrently with WinDNC software.
MACHINE TOOL CONFIGURATION
Configuring WinDNC software to communicate with each
machine control or Greco Systems' interface device on the network is accomplished through
an easy to use menu-driven screen at initial network commissioning. This allows for the
many differences in machine tool protocols, baud rates, and other unique communication
parameters. Separate directories may be assigned for uploading and downloading to each
The machine operator interface is menu-driven and displays
all available functions from a single screen. Menu selections are made with single
keystrokes or a pointing device, such as a fingertip or mouse. The WinDNC software was
specifically designed to be compatible with a touch screen computer. Other functions
available to the machine operator include the transfer of NC part programs to the machine
SENDING OR RECEIVING NC PROGRAMS
WinDNC is capable of the continuous downloading of NC part
programs to machine controls which can receive data in tape or DNC mode. The machine
operator may initiate uploading and downloading of NC part programs directly from the
CONNECTING TOOL PRE-SETTERS
Tooling offsets from many popular tool pre-setters can be
transferred directly to machine tool controls on Greco Systems networks. Many CMM's
(Coordinate Measuring Machines) are also capable of communicating with WinDNC software.
REMOTE CALL DOWN
A remote request allows the machinist on the shop floor to
send and receive CNC programs directly from their CNC controls. No more need to walk back
and forth from CNC machine to PC.
UPLOAD AND DOWNLOAD DIRECTORIES
The machine configuration screen permits the supervisor to
assign a unique upload and download directory path for each machine control. Machines that
run the same programs may share common directories.
WinDNC is the easy to use solution to operating multiple
machines simultaneously via the Windows format to improve shop efficiency.