The modular UNIMAT CNC-System
For flexible and innovative CNC applications
Due to the proven modularity of the UNIMAT system, UNIMAT-CNC allows for countless configurations and CNC applications. The slides of the machines are equipped with 2A stepper motors. Ideal for the reproduction of work pieces and processing of 3D solid models.
What is CNC - CAD/CAM?
The computerized manufacturing of a model starts with designing it on a PC. For this purpose a wide range of CAD (Computer Aided Design) applications are available on the market.
In the next step, the design file is opened with CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) software. The CAM application generates the tool paths based on your entered and defined processing parameters. These paths, as well as certain other machine commands, are converted into G-Code (normed programming language of numerical control). Most CAM applications can export such machine code in compliance with the RS274D standard (DIN 66025), G-Code for simple geometrical forms can also be compiled manually.
In the third and final step this code has to be imported into a CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) application. Line-by-line, the commands are converted into processing signals for the drive motors. The machine travels according to these directions and the work piece is processed.
The controller box supplied comes with the control software bundle CoolCNC Linux, it includes:
- Operating system with Real-Time extension
- CNC software EMC2 (up to 8 axes controllable)
- The graphical user interface Axis
- All settings for the UNIMAT-CNC machines
|Software:||Ubuntu (RealTime Patch)|
|License:||GNU GPL (General Public License)|
|System Requirements||P III or P IV*, min. 512 MB RAM, 10 GB HDD, Parallel-Interface*|
|Programming Language||ISO standard G-code (RS-274 resp. DIN 66025)|
|Graphical User Interface||GUI with design back plot|
|CAD or CAM functions||No, but package of simple G-Code generators available free of charge|
|Languages||English, German, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Chinense|
* for Pentium IV: first two generations preferred, resp. CPUs with low latencies (real-time capable)
The machines can also be controlled with our Windows-based software CoolCNC or other suitable CNC applications, UNIMAT-CNC is also available as upgrade kit for UNIMAT MetalLine.