Transfer NC Programs
Most implementations are configured so that all NC programs for a specific CNC Machine Tool are located in a certain folder on the PC. On the CNC control, when requesting a program from the PC, all the NC programs are listed and can be selected by the operator. An NC program is transferred from the PC to the CNC control in seconds rather than minutes.
Networking with NFS and CNC Machines
The CIMCO NFS Server enables CNC Machines to access the files in a shared folder – called an export – on a server, using a standard network. When a CNC Machine connects to the NFS Server, it must specify which export to use. If allowed in the user configurable setup, the CNC Machine then accesses the export and reads and/or writes (if allowed – also configurable) files in the exported folder.