EdiTasc - EdiTasc is a universal application and development tool for CNC, CAD/CAM-coupling and automation.

Key characteristics and options:
EdiTasc is an open system, due to the universal scripting-language MTASC, which gives access to many hardware specific settings. The HPGL-interpreter is a common CAD-interface (e.g. for CorelDRAW). Programs can also be written in DIN/ISO or DIN 66025, just as for machine tools. The cutter radius compensation can be used for DIN/ISO- programming and HPGL. The text editor allows to test program instructions or to submit instructions directly to the machine (terminal function). The graphical display of NC-programs also supports 3D-views.

Look-ahead for continuous control
Even contours that consist of small vector commands are translated by the control into a smooth and continuous motion.

Teach in
A sequence of manually approached positions can be pasted automatically as positioning- or vector commands into the internal editor. This function can be effectively supported by the electronic Jogwheel.

Inputs / Outputs
The I/O-functions are editable macros: e.g. the power-on of a high frequency spindle can depend on reaching a certain rotational speed.

Automatic Z-Level-compensation
for the engraving of slightly uneven surfaces (e.g. printed circuit boards) the Z-deviation can be measured at several matrix dots which are interpolated to generate a smooth surface.

Drivers exist for various PC-interface cards and motor-types,

Distinctive features of EdiTasc:
Besides the linear and circular interpolation for all axes the control also handles the independent simultaneous positioning of the axes. There is no upper limit for the number of controlled axes. The more axes are operated, the more processing time is needed for the vector calculations. The typical cycle time for calculating vector points is 0.2ms. Even a 200MHZ-PC will be sufficient for that, which is faster than most conventional NC-controls.

The control has a PID filter with independently configurable P-, I- and D- filter parameters (gains). The look-ahead ensures, that the vector command transitions are optimized, reducing slow down effects (ramps) for changing speed or directions to the minimum.