The tangential knife control is a standard feature of the NextMove motion controllers from Baldor Australia Pty Ltd .
Thanks to these tangential knives, motion controllers are able to accurately control the position of a knife 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.
Other features of the tangential knives used on the NextMove motion controllers include:
- 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