I am in the process of producing a PC based machine tool controller that would be similar to a Fanuc (r) style control.? Project would involve designing operator interface,I/O defininition, servo outputs. The motion board being used will be a PCI type accelera 5 axis board made by GALIL motion control.? There website would give great assistance in defining the requirements.? I have the knowledge of the machine tool, as well as a good understanding of the codes required.?
I have been told by GALIL that VB would be the platform that would be the easiest to use for this software.
this software will be loaded on different machine tools to replace obsolete controllers.? As these machines will be in multiple locations so software must be easy to adapt to various systems.? Operator interfaces will have to be designed to simulate a common control "look"? ie Fanuc (r) style.? error message data base would be editable to accomodate various machine options