ACU-RITE’s MILLPWR G2 control is today’s easiest-to-operate new CNC for vertical knee mills and has just recently released enhanced software features to the public. Already established as extremely intuitive, the ACU-RITE MILLPWR G2 control now also includes new functions such as a geometry calculator, tool plunge and G-code editing capabilities.

The MILLPWR G2 geometry calculator is used to construct Point/Line/Arc entities which can then be simply transferred to the part program. This MILLPWR G2 built-in calculator is capable of handling everything from simple arithmetic to complex trigonometry, geometry, and RPM calculations. The numeric keypad resembles a standard calculator with keys for numbers 0 through 9, four math function symbols (+, -, x, and ÷), a decimal point, and a positive/negative sign (+/-).

The addition of the MILLPWR G2 ’s G-code programs offers basic editing capabilities, as well as allowing the value of an existing G-code address to be changed. The values of the following addresses can be edited: F, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, S, T, X, Y, and Z.

A tool step has been added to the MILLPWR G2 to support plunge angle (the angle at which the tool will enter the material). This tool step can call upon a specific tool number from the tool library and define plunge angle when ramping into a part pocket.

As many already know, the programming on the MILLPWR G2 control is done via easy-to-understand plain language user prompts that are accompanied by 3-D graphic “Help” forms that clearly describe each cycle step, creating an instinctive interface that maximizes efficiency and increases production. Using simplified navigation that eliminates multiple menu screens, the MILLPWR G2 has continued the spirit of the original MILLPWR while improving on its wildly popular interface and functionality by maintaining the same programming language and incorporating an all new “Powerful Easy” navigation system.

Additionally, the G2 continues to offer standard features like USB, networking accessibility, solid model graphics and a new large 12.1” high resolution display (1024 x 768). And built on the proven HEIDENHAIN NC Kernel platform, the MILL PWRG2 boasts a 1 GHz processor with 2.5 GB of memory.