According to market forecasts, the global smart manufacturing market size will approach US$370 billion in 2022, with a compound growth rate of 10.7% from 2019 to 2002. With new technological advantages, Taiwan's machine tool controller is ready to meet the breakthrough of the global intelligent manufacturing industry.
The new trend of smart manufacturing is subverting the traditional manufacturing industry. Robots, the Internet of Things, AI artificial intelligence, and new technologies are coming in waves one after another.
In addition to the core product CNC computer numerical controller (CNC, Computer Numerical Control, through pre-edited precise instructions for CNC machine tools to automatically process), in recent years, we have actively developed extremely difficult five-axis controllers. Through leading technology To separate the market, the next step is to take the upper, middle, and lower reaches of Taiwan's machinery and equipment industries, and march into the new field of intelligent production integrating virtual and real. Taiwan is originally a computer kingdom, so the entire PC supply chain is complete, which is very beneficial for the development of computer-based CNC controllers.
The market of machine tool controllers can be divided into two perspectives: vertical integration and sharing economy. Compared with international manufacturers, which provide standardized solutions from controllers, machines, gears, and sharpeners to components, the current Taiwanese production of most high-end machine tools is equipped with imported CNC controllers. Each major controller manufacturer has its unique communication interface. Components of different brands cannot be used universally, and they will not open up software for manufacturers to use according to their needs. The gaps that have not been met in the past will become new business opportunities.
At the technical level, the R&D team goes deep into software technology innovation and provides a variety of industrial-specific controllers; and in terms of application services, New Generation Technology continues to assist customers in product application development and services, emphasizing openness and integration, not only directly with the market. The mainstream mechanical components and modules are connected in series, and it also provides a convenient software platform, allowing customers to choose the required module programs. According to their needs, meeting the flexible development and customization needs that customers could not get from the controllers of major manufacturers in the past.
Pursue Germany and Japan to Develop Precision Five-axis Controller
The core of the CNC five-axis processing machine - is a five-axis controller. The five-axis processing machine can perform compound processing for any plane and curved surface in the 3D space. Through the design of the rotation angle, the processing efficiency is greatly improved, and the number of clamping times of the workpiece is reduced. The final product can achieve extremely accurate quality. Aerospace, biomedical, automotive, national defense, and other industries can be said to be important indicators for judging the level of a country's machine tool industry. The five-axis controller is the core of the five-axis processing machine, which is used to control the trajectory of the five-axis simultaneous motion and the compensation of the motion. It can be said that the value of the five-axis machining machine cannot be exerted without the controller alone.
The precision requirements of machine tools are mostly microns, which are thinner than a hair (hair diameter is 60-90 microns). To achieve the final geometric tolerance requirements, a more precise control system must be developed. In addition, there must be errors in machine assembly. According to the derivation of ISO specification and mathematical model, there are as many as 43 kinds of errors in five-axis machining machines. How to measure and compensate for various types of errors is one of the biggest challenges for five-axis controllers.