Each CNC machine is equipped with a control system which determines the capabilities of the machine. Basic systems offer only the possibility of loading a toolpath file and activating the machining. More advanced systems allow such actions as a simulation prior to treatment, or changing the tool path parameters and settings.
The control systems offered by our company give many more possibilities.The input format of work does not always have to be a ready tool path which takes into account the diameter correction of the tool, because a built-in CAM module can generate it directly on the basis of the contours and outlines using any software like AutoCad vector, Corel Designer, etc. The following are available: tool diameter corrections (outer, inner), concurrent or backward treatment, multi-step cutting, pocketing operations with auto island detection, cutting corners with engraving cutters, handling the different shapes of tools, setting the start and the order of processing, vertical immersing, through a ramp, helical and lateral.
The system is also equipped with an editor that allows drawing and improving projects being performed. In the editor there are single-line fonts with Polish characters integrated with TTF font support for Windows and the module of automatic assigning sequence numbers (e.g. name plates, etc.). The unusual feature is the ability of modelling the curvature of the material surface, which allows engraving on convex or crooked materials at constant depth. Our system also supports the interpolated and subscripted fourth axis of rotation in the simultaneous mode, which allows the machining of cylindrical surfaces. The Kimla control system supports up to 16 interpolated axes, including the active knife, the 4th axis on the spindle, the double drive of the gate, the control of the active knife and the saw, the operation of 5-axis machines.
In case of machining complex 3D shapes we can also use CNC ISO files which are generated by any CAM system, including circular interpolation, helical and circular 3D, as well as the operation of 5-axis machines with dynamic translation the path to the length of the tool. In addition, the full visualization of the machining on the computer screen during operation in real time allows to avoid many mistakes and errors. What is more, it gives information about the progress of work and allows to estimate the time of its completion.