8/29/2019

Updated Control Panel Keeps Operators in Mind

Originally titled 'Updated Control Panel Keeps Operators in Mind'
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Eldorado gundrilling machines now features an updated operator control panel. While still using a PC-based system featuring Beckhoff controls, both the hardware and software have been improved with job shop operators in mind.

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Eldorado gundrilling machines now features an updated operator control panel. While still using a PC-based system featuring Beckhoff controls, both the hardware and software have been improved with job shop operators in mind. The display screen has been enlarged to seven inches, which offers larger graphics and easier-to-read menus. Touchscreen capability has also been added to improve menu navigation. Large pushbuttons have replaced the keypad, which makes the control panel more durable and easier to use in a shop floor setting. For shops with older Eldorado machines, the control is available as a retrofit package.

The control also features CNC G-Code programming capability, which enables users to write their own gundrilling programs. This improves machine flexibility with options like variable feeds and speeds, drilling peck cycles, dwell times and many other basic G-Code capabilities. A USB connection for an external keyboard makes it easy to quickly type new G-Code programs while standing at the machine.

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