MAG Fadal recently announced its FX series will be available April 2008 with the Infimatic Freedom NC2000, a digital control for metal-cutting machine tool applications. The control is compatible with standard G codes as well as part programs created for Fadal CNC controls.
According to the company’s press release, the operator pendant offers a full keyboard, integrated mouse and LED-ringed pushbuttons. VeriCode, the system’s color-coded editor, boasts real-time syntax and semantic verification. It also has the ability to facilitate background editing during the machining process.
Special editions of both the VMC 3016 FX and the VMC 4020 FX are being offered on a limited basis prior to the April 2008 release. These machines include a 10,000 rpm air/oil 40-taper spindle, coolant thru-spindle feature, dual-arm tool changers with 24-tool capacity on the 4020 and 20-tool capacity on the 3016.
Both versions feature box-way construction with integral flame-hardened ways complemented by Steinmeyer ETA+ dual-mounted ball screws. Rapid traverse is 1,000 inches per minute with a cutting feed rate up to 800 inches per minute.