Swiss-based NUM AG is used to being ahead of the game. In fact, by the time CNC and NC controls started to gradually spread in the early 1970s, the company already had a ten-year head-start on development work in the field. When it delivered its first marketable products, back in 1964, NUM was one of the first ever suppliers of CNC in the world. Since then, it has maintained its position as a technological pioneer in the field and also worked to extend its lead. All that hard work at NUM AG has produced a great many solutions, and one of the latest is an innovative, accelerometer-based active vibration control system. This system has been developed for CNC machine tools and is set to launch exclusively at EMO Hannover 2019.
Compared to previous alternatives, the active vibration control system is very cost-effective and is used primarily to virtually eliminate tool head vibration and thus improve machining. By maximizing the material removal rate, it increases productivity, while also providing valuable real-time feedback for predictive maintenance purposes. The innovative vibration control system from NUM is available as a retrofittable option for any machine tool that uses NUM’s MDLUX high-performance digital servo drives, which form part of the company's Flexium+ CNC platform.