DEVELOPMENT OF A POSTPROCESSOR FOR TURNING CENTER AND MULTI-TASK MACHINE WITH MULTI-CHANNEL CNC SYSTEMS
Keywords:multi-channel, CNC, postprocessor, CAD/CAM
This article discusses the possibility of developing a postprocessor for turning center with 2 turrets and a multi-channel CNC system with NC program format characteristic of machine Mazak Integrex I series. Typical for these CNCs is the usage of two support programs - one for each turret. The CAD / CAM system PTC Creo is used to solve the problem, where tool transitions are developed for machining the workpieces. The postprocessor is software that translates the CL Data file i.e. turns it into a NC program with preparatory, technological, and supplementary commands to control the machine. G-POST, which is integrated into the PTC Creo CAD / CAM system, is used to develop the post-processor. To solve the problem, a specialized programming language FIL (Factory Interface Language) is used which, with its features and capabilities to work with files in ASCII code, achieves the ultimate goal - NC program in format characteristics suitable for machines Mazak Integrex I series.
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