Shizuoka Milling machine
Controls upgrade project.
My Shizuoka 3B-V Vertical machining center was built in 1985 and originally had a FANUC 6M Control. The control was very antiquated and difficult to program. The machine has a 28” X travel, 15” Y travel and 16” Z travel. It weighs in at about 11,000 pounds.
It’s a really well-built machine and I wanted to modernize it with a PC-based control. After searching the Internet and looking through several CNC machining forums I decided to work with CNC4PC for this conversion.
The original control system components and wiring were completely removed and rep