30. PERSONAL COMPUTER FUNCTION
PERSONAL COMPUTER FUNCTION
The open CNC allows the machine tool builder to incorporate a
high–level man–machine interface, such as conversational automatic
programming and conversational operation that makes maximum use of
the machine tool builder’s know–how.
With the high–speed serial bus, the Power Mate i can be connected to a
commercially available IBM compatible personal computer or intelligent
terminal to allow massive amounts of data to be sent at high speed.
A personal computer can also be connected via the RS–232C interface.
When compared with the high–speed serial bus, smaller amounts of data
are sent at lower speed via RS–232C interface, but RS–232C is cheaper