The e-DNC Hub connects machine tools to local area networks (LAN) or the Internet.
Both Embedded e-DNC Hub and e-DNC Explorer enhance machine tool communications. The e-DNC Hub device connects machine tools to local area networks (LAN) or the Internet for uploading and downloading part programs, while e-DNC Explorer software accommodates multiple computers and provides access to multiple communication servers or server hubs.
Built on Microsoft Windows XP, the Embedded e-DNC hub comes in 4 or 8-port versions. Shops can position them throughout the production floor and access each via remote call at machine tools or any number of PCs connected to the LAN. The hub has no moving parts, and machine tool protocols execute locally for maximum efficiency. Internal buffering prevents data starvation during dripfeed operation.
According to the manufacturer, e-DNC Explorer makes for a true client/server environment for machine tool communications. It is compatible with the company's e-DNC Hub, CNC Station, CNC Minifile, and MTIC BTR.