All that is needed to change to a different control unit is to start up the appropriate software and change the control-unit-specific keyboard module, which takes just a minute. In this way, up to nine controls can be taught on one single machine from the Concept range. Of course, EMCO Industrial Training is also constantly working on new WinNC control units, so that Concept machines can continue to be upgraded quickly and easily with the latest CNC controls.
In times of intense competition and a shortage of skilled workers, this is a great advantage; not just for future specialists, but also for businesses. As well as opening up a wide range of professional opportunities and perspectives for CNC technicians, this creates a pool of expertly trained staff that companies can draw upon, regardless of the machines and control systems used.
Trainees learn the basics of metal machining using the reliable conventional EMCO machines provided – with and without cycle control. By using Concept machines, which are all fitted with the globally unique interchangeable control concept, they acquire expertise in industrial manufacturing with CNC turning and milling machines. The next few pages continue on the theme of education, and will introduce to you a selection of EMCO’s new developments which are mainly used for training purposes.