March 1, 2009
Toyoda Machinery's SelectG is a universal grinder designed for flexible, precise, small-lot work. The grinder's newly developed CNC grinder control, the GC50, has been redesigned to improve the operability and reliability of all Toyoda grinders, with special functions dedicated to delivering higher machine performance.
The GC50 allows users to store data for up to 64 different workpieces in its resident memory, three times the capacity of the original GE series. A USB port has been added to the control pendant, allowing for simple program uploads and downloads. This expanded data storage minimizes the need for frequent data back-up and replacement.
The GC50 is composed of hardware and software based on the latest PC technology. Because Toyoda's conversational software can now run on top of the standard Windows XP, it is capable of performing many calculations at very high speeds. The PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) has been integrated into the software, eliminating the need for specialized diagnosis programs. GC50 simplifies the amount of hardware and software, providing faster processing speeds and interpolated movements.
A 12.1 inch full color LCD touch screen makes it possible to display more processes at once, reducing the need to change screens often. This design reduces the number of operations on screen and the amount of data and time required for production preparation. It also reduces the number of hard push buttons on the display by 30 percent, minimizing maintenance requirements.
A simplified on-screen touch pad eliminates the need for an alpha-numeric keypad and makes it possible for the operator to work without having to memorize the instruction manual.
The GC50 has a series of enhanced functions, including automatic work speed and feedrate calculation, photo-enhanced maintenance instructions, and moveable pop-up windows for running position location.