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PC Based vs Propietary

RELIABILITY AND MAINTENANCE

FEATURE COMPARISON MATRIX
PC800 vs. Proprietary Controls
 FEATURES Proprietary Controls PC800 Control


System Cost HIGH LOW: Roughly 1/3 of the cost of a traditional proprietary CNC system
Ability to retrofit with existing Servo Drives/Motors NO YES
Unlimited part program storage NO YES
Graphical Interface & Programming OPTIONAL STANDARD, easy to use Windows based graphical operation and programming
Color, Touch Screen Display OPTIONAL STANDARD: 15.1" color, acoustic wave, touch screen, LCD
Repair Part Cost HIGH: High cost, single source availability for replacement parts LOW: Off-the-shelf, low cost, standard components
Repair Part availability Single vendor source, often requires onsite service charges Readily available, standard off-the-shelf components which can be serviced by in-house personnel
Ease of Upgradability LOW: Requires proprietary parts and proprietary service from control vendor HIGH: Windows OS upgrades offered at affordable costs
CPU Processing Speed Older generation CPU's Same as new PCs, currently 1.86 GHz CPU, 2GB RAM
Communications RS232 Communication at 19,200 bits/second Standard Ethernet connection,  10,000,000 bits/sec - minimum 500 times faster than RS232
Easily integrated with third party software/hardware NO YES:Standard Windows/PC hardware & software platform
Plain English Diagnostics NO: Cryptic error codes/messages that require cross-referencing to manuals YES: Integrated status screen to help troubleshoot electrical and mechanical machine problems
Remote troubleshooting & diagnostics NO YES: Built in remote access software via ethernet

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