CNC Machine Tool Design
Cranfield Precision has been involved in CNC machine tool design since the conception of the company in 1968 and has been responsbile for the development of many of the advances within CNC machine tool technology. We are a world leader in CNC Machine Tool Design and Development.
Cranfield Precision has a wealth of experience in high precision CNC machine tool design which comes from years of development expertise in our own control system along with the close integration of the electronics systems and mechanical design departments. It is this wealth of experience and close synergy between different disciplines that gives Cranfield Precision the edge in precision CNC machine tool design.
Having our own CNC control system technology gives us a competetive advantage as a CNC machine tool design company. Many machine tool builders are limited in their scope to build an effective CNC machine tool due to relying on a third part CNC vendor. Many commercially available CNC control systems are built to cater for the masses. As such they become complex, ungainly and unable to meet you specific manufacturing requirements. At Cranfield Precision we see the ability to develop our own CNC control technology into your application as a major advantage.
In addition to being able to supply a tailored CNC control system solution we have also built up experience in using other control systems and integrating various control technologies in order to provide the optimum solution to our customers. What ever your CNC requirements are, we have the technology and experience to provide the best possible solution.
We have the ability to work with standard RS274 G & M codes or to build in specific programming languages or functions tailored to your process. This is the case for the camshaft and crankshaft grinding machines we produce for Fives Landis Ltd with our flag ship CNC 6400 Control System. If complex functions or interdependant values need to be factored into a manufacturing process they can be integreated into the CNC control system at the design stage rather than being an after thought or system limitation.
CNC Machine Tool Configurations
Types of machines we have built or can build
- Standard Lathe Configuration
- Coordinate Measuring Machines
- Multi-Axis Machines
- Complex synchronisation of multiple axes
Cranfield Precision has a rich history in precision machine tool design and was the first company to successfuly produce a CNC control system for the grinding of automtoive master camshafts. This innovation revolutionised the industry providing a step change in the ability to accurately produce camshafts. Cranfield Precision has continued to develop inovative control solutions and has the neccessary experience and technology required to help your company succeed.