Flexium+ builds on the success of NUM’s Flexium system to advance CNC to a new level. It combines all the power, flexibility and user-friend-liness NUM’s products are renowned for, with additional state of the art functionality and a completely new hardware and software platform.
The outstanding success of Flexium with over 10,000 applications completed in a short space of time paved the way for development of Flexium+. We took the best components, kept those elements behind the success of our previous CNCs, such as scalability, flexibility, unique CNC functions, standardized interfaces and PLC programming, then renovated and improved the complete system. Flexium+ has new and enhanced features, new panels, a new HMI, an enhanced servo bus, enhanced drives and simplified connectivity – all within a completely new safety-related architecture.
To provide optimum cost/performance ratios, Flexium+ exists in three configuration levels:
• Flexium+ 6
• Flexium+ 8
• Flexium+ 68
The compact dimensions of all components of the Flexium+ system are in line with NUM’s green approach regarding limited energy requirements, smaller cabinet dimensions, reduced power dissipation, and minimal weight and packaging, while assuring the best performance.
Latest generation processors powering intelligent and evolutionary hardware ensure return on investment and a long system life, in line with NUM’s philosophy.
Increased CNC functionality offers improved flexibility, scalability and accuracy. In particular, we have extended the concept of axis or spindle to allow control of up to 32 spindles per NCK unit (NCK for NC Kernel) and make spindle/ axis commutation even easier. We have also improved the internal computing resolution, increased the digital servo bus speed, and much more. The ability to link several NCKs together in a global configuration has of course been maintained, enabling, for example, the control of large transfer systems with more than 200 interpolating axes.
Thanks to enhanced algorithms, the data are processed internally with a higher accuracy. This feature, named ‘Nano interpolation’, provides much more precise control of travel, speed and acceleration.
The Flexium+ system encompasses the NUMDrive X digital drives controlled via up to three RJ45 ports, allowing for easily wired distributed drive sets on the machine. In addition to the digital links, two analog interfaces are provided for special requirements.
The PLC itself complies with the IEC 61131-3 standard and communicates via efficient standardized interfaces like EtherCAT for fast exchanges, as well as providing the opportunity to build a safe machine environment in compliance with the standards EN 13849-1 up to PL e and EN61800-5-2 up to SIL 3.
The human-machine interface is provided via PC panels, including a revolutionary 19” unit and companion machine panel, all running modern fully redesigned HMI software. There is a choice of machine panels and portable units, and the renowned Flexium 3D simulation package rounds out the portfolio.
Explore the full capabilities of the Flexium+ CNC system, at our booth at FABTECH and also at our website.
For further information, please contact:
Steve Schilling, NUM Corporation, 603 East Diehl Road, Suite 115, Naperville, IL 60563, USA. t: 630 505 77 22; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.num.com.
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