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When including the option of remote access with CNCLINK major benefits are added which will
recover your investment many times over.
What is remote access ?
When using remote access, CNC operators request the
programs directly from the CNC without having to go back and forth to the
There are a lot of different ways of working with remote access, it
seems everyone has different requirements and methods that for one reason or
another they need to continue with. CNCLINK remote access has many
settings to make it flexible enough to cope the demand of working the way you
want it to work.
How does it work ?
command is sent from the CNC to the computer which contains a reference to
the program that is required.
computer will detect the command automatically and get ready to send the
requested program back to the CNC.
Operator presses Input and the program arrives.
How does the command get sent ?
You have a choice, and may depend on the machine controller type or/and
your own preferences for quality control procedures.
- The command can be contained within a very short (1 or 2 lines) program
(N10S is the command, 1234 is the program required)
- If your CNC has a full keyboard you can use
(SEND 1234) (SEND is
the command, 1234 is the program required)
- You just punch out the command program as you would any other program.
If you use long filenames or to have more control over what programs get
loaded to machines you can use a barcode scanner to send the command and
Barcodes can easily be printed on standard printers from within CNCLINK.
The barcode contains either the filename on the computer or if it is a long
filename the barcode will be a short reference to the long filename.
What about saving proven programs back to the computer ?
If you want to save the program back to the computer and the filename
information is within the program then just punch out the program and it will
be saved in the specified folder for that machine with the specified name.
It could not be any simpler.
O8372 (TEST PIECE)
(8372 or TEST PIECE or both can be used as the filename)
If the filename is not within the program then you just send a command
before the program which tells the computer to receive a program and save it
with the specified name.
Edit the command program
O7777 (COMMAND PROGRAM)
N10R837462 (restricted keypad)
or (RECEIVE 837462) (If you have a full
and punch it out
Gets ready to
Punch out the
program that wants saving
program and saves as 837462 and waits for next command
Or of course you could use a barcode scanner to send the RECEIVE command
What if I make a mistake ?
If you request the wrong program or you get an alarm condition at the
machine during a transfer ie. Mem full etc. all you do is issue a reset
command to the computer and start again.
Where do the programs get saved to ?
When setting up the system you decide how you want to use the system, we
have many options which are all specific to each and every machine.
|Path for sending out from|
|Path for receiving to|
|Automatic file overwriting or not|
|Add Filename prefix or/and suffix|
|Specify separate file extensions for Data in and Out|
What about special Protocols, do they cost extra ?
Unlike some of our competitors we do not charge extra
for special protocols.
Remote Mazatrol is available with automatic work
number and description extraction from Mazatrol code for use as a filename.
For ISO Mazatrol, the standard methods described previously work well.
Heidenhain TNC (FE1 &
Heidenhains own protocol which allows full access to programs but is restricted
to 8 character filenames by the Heidenhain control.
Fanuc Data Server &
Uses FTP Server which is included with CNCLINK.
What if I have a problem and can't sort it myself ?
Each machine has it's own log of what has happened on the port and is
displayed by the click of a button. If you cannot sort the problem print
the log and fax or email it to us.