Link is a communications platform for CNC Machining Equipment. Manage file communications with the latest or the oldest CNC equipment.
- Manage machine tool communications.
- Maintain control over document revisions.
- Access files directly from the machine control.
Remote Requests: Operators can send and receive their program files directly from their machines. No more having to walk back and forth from the PC and the machine. Programmers can simply save their programs in designated machine folders to give operators access.
Revision Control: Each machine in your shop can have a designated ‘Inbox/Outbox’. This allows users to easily identify which file is the original and which was sent back from the machine. A programmer can run a file comparison between the two programs to identify any changes that may have been made at the machine.
Rev. Lock Load: Want to ensure that you always have the latest revision stored on your server? Our Rev-Lock-Load feature will allow a CNC machines to request a single program and require the same program to be sent back to the server before retrieving an additional program. This is great for one-program-per-machine requirements.
Drip Feeding: Have a great machine but not enough memory to run your programs? Drip feed large programs to any control. The program will be stored on the server PC and sent to the control’s buffer. The control runs the program from the buffer. As the buffer empties, it is re-filled by the server PC until the entire program has run. The program can be paused by the operator or run line-by-line for first run testing.
Auto Compare: Why check every program sent back from the shop floor? Enable auto compare to compare all returned files to the original. If no changes were made at the machine then the returned file will overwrite the original. If changes are detected however, it will be stored in a designated repository and identify revision control management that it is available for review.
Schedule: Now you can schedule specific jobs each day for each machine tool. Load programs for the day into the scheduler in the order set by production. Operators can pull the programs down through a generic program request rather than having to enter in the specific program number.
- DNC Software Download
- Supported OS: Server 2008 R2, Win 8.1, 7, Vista, XP, Server 2003
- Recommended OS: Win Server 2008 R2, Win 8.1, Win 7
For systems using WireFreeCNC Serial Bridges on x32bit OS:
- Server 2012 R2, Server 2008 R2, Win8.1, Win7, WinXP, Server 2003
- Requires 4GBs of RAM
- UAC (User Account Control) Settings must be turned all the way down.