Each of the eight machines connected to the DNC system has a Remex terminal.
Using a standard Remex module at the host PC and each terminal, operators will log on and off of each job by keying in part numbers.
Flameco's new DNC system (diagram) consists of an AST Premium 286 PC, Remex DNC hardware and software, high-speed data transmission lines, and three shop terminals with interfaces to CNC machine tools.
"The Remex DNC system cost $23,000 installed," reports Gary Olsen, Flameco's supervisor of CAD/CAM and tool design.
The Remex system moves data between the DNC host computer and shop terminals at 19,200 baud.
Remex DNC provides not only a network for transmission of NC programs, but also the basis for a complete system of electronic shop documentation.
Whatever Flameco does with its DNC system in the future, however, company owners, managers, and other personnel are highly satisfied with what it has done for them already, and with the service Remex has provided.