A new kind of machine tool control is emerging. With a look and feel borrowed from smartphones, it aims to offer a simplified interface, particularly for the next generation of machinists. Will Dalrymple reports
Machine tool controls have a new look. In DMG Mori's CELOS, Mazak's Smooth Technology, Okuma's OSP Suite and Siemens's Sinumerik Operate (planned for launch at the EMO exhibition in October), G-code readouts have been banished to sub-menus and replaced by a new dashboard-type interface on a ...