THE 527F CONTROL

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UPGRADE YOUR FADAL* TO 21st CENTURY CNC PERFORMANCE

A smooth transition for you and your Fadal machine.

* Fadal is a registered trade mark of Fadal Machining Centers

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Fadal-5 CPU at 250 IPM

UNRIVALED PERFORMANCE

FASTER THAN THE REST

Your Fadal control technology is becoming obsolete, but why spend thousands of dollars on an upgrade that will only make it slightly faster? With the 527F you’ll go a lot faster with improved accuracy, and vastly superior part finish.
 
With the 527F, each axis is controlled independently with a high speed DSP (Digital Signal Processor), and communicates with the master host controller via a high speed industrial bus. This parallel processing offloads the main CPU from the computational requirements of each axis, allowing it to execute programs with greater look-ahead capability, resulting in better accuracies at high feed rates.

The comparison images depicted here are closeups looking at one area of a Mercedes test cut performed on a 1997 Fadal 6030 VMC with a –5 CPU. Both parts were cut with the exact same machine, program, AC servo amplifiers and motors. Only the control cards from the legacy Fadal CNC 88HS were changed out with the Calmotion 527F cards.

The replacement of the Fadal –5 CPU and axis cards with the Calmotion 527F controller boards was completed in less than 25 minutes.

 

Calmotion 527F CPU at 250 IPM

INSTALLS IN MINUTES / NO LEARNING CURVE

100% COMPATIBLE WITH MACHINES THAT HAVE A DATC, PROBES, PALLET CHANGER,SERVO COOLANT, 5 AXIS TABLES, AND MORE.

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The 527F control is a full-featured digital control engineered with easy-to-use command line prompts for quick set-up and flexible operation. The form factor of the hardware is designed to replace the legacy CNC 88 family used in Fadal Maching Centers* and is a drop in retrofit control with next to no installation required.  

The 527F is a continuous 5 axis capable CNC with a familiar look and feel that allows operators to use the 527F without training so that a machine can be put into service immediately. The existing keyboard, jog wheel and selector switches are used which allows operators to use the same procedure to set up jobs as well as run/edit programs.

The 527F is compatible will all factory pendant designs. A VGA or HDMI monitor may be required on versions without one.

UPGRADE YOUR PENDANT INTERFACE

OPTIONAL PENDANT FOR HS & MP MODELS

Standard Calmotion Control

The 527F uses the standard 88, 88HS and MP pendant. The wiring and harness assemblies are left undisturbed. Only the monitor needs to be replaced if not VGA-compatible. 


                                 

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Optional Pendant Face for HS and MP machines

An optional pendant face that fits into the existing pendant enclosure is available for machines with the 88HS (shown here), or MP variants. It offers a variety of quick keys to improve operator efficiency during job set-up, program editing, and memory management. 

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USE A PC AS A MONITOR OPTION

An affordable option is available that uses the machine pendant interface for control, but connects the pendant monitor to a PC in order to view CNC operation. This is not a PC control – it's simply using a PC to view 527F screens via Calmotion software.

 

The PC_USB video kit includes a USB dongle that connects to a customer supplied NUC form factor computer mounted inside the pendant. 527F screen information streams via USB and is displayed on the pendant monitor. A metal tray that mounts underneath the pendant to support a wireless mouse and keyboard is also provided.

Having a computer at the machine brings a host of possibilities, such as CAD/CAM programming at the machine, remote CNC viewing via TeamViewer/Google remote desktop, ability to check email, pulling files from anywhere on the network and placing them into the 527F memory... and is a nice way to perform program simulation using the software of your choice.

 

The PC_USB video kit option replaces the standard 527F video card and will discount the price of a 527F control. An enhanced pendant is not required.

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MP variant shown here.
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AXIS CONTROL

Each axis of the 527F is controlled independently with a 32 bit DSP (Digital Signal Processor) and communicates with the master host controller via a high speed industrial bus. Eliminating the backplane bottleneck of the legacy CNC88 allows for faster communication than was previously possible with an S100 bus.

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NETWORK & MEMORY

The control provides both new and experienced users with a number of set-up features to aid the operator in getting the machine running quickly and efficiently. In particular, the 527F features a powerful and flexible memory system for CNC file management. Ethernet connection and USB memory interface are standard, which allows multiple ways for an operator to load and save files. 

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIAL

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