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THE CONCEPT OF EMCO INDUSTRIAL INTERCHANGEABLE CONTROL

EMCO Industrial Training provides universally applicable training which can be tailored to individual requirements, and which allows the skills learned to be applied quickly to industrial CNC manufacturing.
The idea of the interchangeable control, which EMCO Industrial Training has integrated into all its Concept machines, has proved extremely effective in achieving this. This allows the user to be trained to use the different CNC controls commercially available in the industry on one single machine. People who have trained on EMCO machines are then able to work on almost any CNC machine in a wide range of companies.
All that is needed to change to a different control unit is to start up the appropriate software and change the control-unit-specific keyboard module, which takes just a minute. In this way, up to nine controls can be taught on one single machine from the Concept range. Of course, EMCO Industrial Training is also constantly working on new WinNC control units, so that Concept machines can continue to be upgraded quickly and easily with the latest CNC controls.
In times of intense competition and a shortage of skilled workers, this is a great advantage; not just for future specialists, but also for businesses. As well as opening up a wide range of professional opportunities and perspectives for CNC technicians, this creates a pool of expertly trained staff that companies can draw upon, regardless of the machines and control systems used.
Our flexible control concept is unique. The machine is controlled by a commercial PC. On this computer the current industrial controls can be simulated by means of CNC software developed by EMCO, WinNC. This software corresponds in operation and function to the control manufacturer´s original control system. The operator works with the original control and can thus become familiar with all control aspects. The change to another control system is possible in about one minute. For this purpose the control-specific keyboard is exchanged and the different control software is loaded on the PC. Other manufacturer’s controls can be added later.
The use of a control keyboard enables maximum conformity with practical situations. In conjunction with our control simulation software, there are no differences from the original control system with this type of data input. To change to another control type, only the control-unit-specific keyboard module needs to be replaced by undoing a couple of screws.