Tangential knife control is a standard feature of the NextMove motion controllers. This allows a knife's position to be accurately controlled around a 2D shape. Mint's powerful move buffer keywords and interpolation commands (linear and circular) make handling complex shapes easy.
Baldor's MintNC provides a complete NC front end for the machine supporting G-code, DXF and HPGL. Alternatively, the free HPGL interpreter provides complete plotter functionality.
Baldor's free ActiveX tools can be used to develop a bespoke front end to the machine.
Special features used:
Deep move buffer with low move buffer events
Inter-vector angle control to determine when to stop motion around sharp corners
Move buffer ID to monitor progress of motion
Feedrate override to speed up or slow down a machine
Tangential knife control
Free ActiveX tools for communication between host front end and controller
All of Baldor's motion control products can be used to solve this application