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FAMILIAR LOOK AND FEEL

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Operate the 527F with familiar screens and commands of the legacy Fadal CNC. Your existing keyboard and pendant do not need to be changed. No training required. An enhanced keyboard and panel is available for quicker tool management, job set-up and program management.

Pendant is shown without the standard bottom tray.

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Use original Fadal commands to program, operate, or service the machine.

Pendant is shown without the standard bottom tray.

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Upgrade to a new keyboard and panel to go along with your new control.

INSTALLS IN MINUTES

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

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* Fadal is a registered trade mark of Fadal Machining Centers

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. Simply remove the cards from the 1060 card cage and replace them with the 527F equivalents. The clock card, chiller card and mill interface remain. The connectors on the 527F are 100% compatible with the ones in the machine. No wiring modification is 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.

UNMATCHED HARDWARE COMPATIBILITY 

Uses existing wiring harness

The 527F uses the same amplifier and feedback connectors located in the same location as the legacy. Minimal installation time

Pallet Changer

Pallet changer ready (std)

DC motor feedback ready

Uses existing resolver feedback with proprietary phase lock loop control for 4X improvement of feedback resolution.

Dual Arm Tool Changer

Fully compatible with added diagnostics (std)

Servo Coolant Option

Compatible w/ legacy servo coolant (option)

Probe compatible

Interfaces with legacy probe wiring, no modification required.
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Original Fadal control setup.

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New Calmotion control setup.

The 527F control has been designed in the same form factor as the original control including all of the connectors. A high speed CAT5 connection for ultra fast axis card communication eliminates slow S100 bus restrictions. The 527F uses the card cage to communicate with non-time critical components such as the mill interface card to make this as close as possible to a plug and play control. 

MENU COMPATIBILITY

QUICK KEY MENU

The quick key menu is used for operator setup functions. Using the DRY RUN quick key places the control in AUTO mode in which a dry run option may be selected. Other quick keys  include setting up fixture offsets, tool offsets, tool lengths and zeroing the machine to the HOME position. The NEXT TOOL quick key calls the next tool using the M6 command. Pressing the START button loads the next tool.

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EDIT MENU

The edit menu allows the operator to search, replace, insert and modify the active program. The cursor can be manipulated to the appropriate location for any of the edit functions. 

NOTE: The legacy graphics function is not available with the PC video configuration. The vast majority of 3rd party graphics viewers provide superior graphics simulation making the legacy function obsolete. 

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FUNCTION MENU

The SETUP function menu displays additional menu options. Pressing the MANUAL key at any menu will abort the process and return to the main menu.

NEW -  The DISK menu brings up a number of memory operations. These include access to a USB disk and the resident SD Flash card that is accessed via the network. 

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FIXTURE OFFSETS

Fixture offsets are used to establish a part home position different from the TCS. This is most commonly used to locate the home positions for multiple
part operations. This may also be used to establish a part change position, with the TCS, and a part home position, with the fixture offset. The fixture offset gives the user the capability to individually adjust each fixture. A total of 100 fixture offsets are available.

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TOOL  TABLE

Tool diameter and length offsets can be entered in the Tool Table . A tool utilities function is provided for additional flexibility. A total of 200 tool offsets are available for entry. 

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TOOL TIMER

The TOOL TIMER menu keeps track of toll time and determines what actions, if any, are performed when a tool time has been exceeded. The control can ignore the limit or placed the machine in a waiting state. 

NEW: When used with the Extra Tool function, the 527F will replace the tool with a fresh one in another pocket when the tool is requested next.

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MACRO VARIABLES

Macros give the programmer the ability to perform arithmetic and comparison functions within a CNC program. Values for variables (V1- V100) can be entered from input statements or passed to the macro from R variables or from the fixture, tool data, and tool time tables. Values from macro statements can be passed to the CNC program by using parametric variables (R0-R9). Macros are also useful with probe functions.

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CYCLES & SUB-ROUTINES

The CYCLES & SUBROUTINE menu allows an operator to perform common operations by responding to prompts required to complete a cycle or sub-routine. Upon completion, the 527F will generate g code for the operation. This saves time by eliminating the need to enter code by hand or relying on a CAD CAM program for simple operations.

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POCKET ROUTINE

The rectangular pocket canned cycle can mill a pocket using the specified length, width, and depth (within the range of the machine). The cutting direction as well as rapids can be programmed in the routine. In addition, the rapid and feed approach variables can be set. 

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MANUAL DATA INPUT (MDI)

This MDI menu allows the operator to enter NC data blocks that are to be executed immediately without affecting the current program in memory. Upon entering MDI, the CNC displays the current mode, tool and format. 

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MENU COMMAND LIST

The MU commands provides a map of  available commands with a link to the description of each one. Additionally, the firmware version of the CNC is listed for reference as well as the firmware version of the intelligent card in slot 8. An FRAM check is performed with a status check result shown. If a Calmotion keyboard controller is installed, the firmware version of is displayed.

Compatibility Chart

527F System Command List 

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