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A Computer Numerical Control (CNC) system offers an advanced combination skill and technology that is mostly controlled by an alphanumeric system that has been coded. A CNC machine is made up of five basic parts. These parts have their different functions but are blended in such a way that they work in synchronization with one another. This synchronic working of the basic parts of the CNC is what makes it a very great and advanced tool.
Input devices Since the CNC is controlled and managed by a special system, it is important for it to have a means of coordinating the preprogrammed data with the designed system. This input device is to ensure that it effectively coordinating the programmed data. These input devices include flash disks, compact discs, and other modern data transfer components.
The machining component This is a high accuracy system that allows for the machining of the end products. It also contains the cutting spindles and the systems controlling the machining parts. Machine Control Unit At the heart of the CNC system is a high value logic control panel consisting of the data processing unit (DPU) and a control loop unit (CLU). The DPU part allows for effective reception and decoding of the programs. Once decoded into machine language, the interpolator resting on the DPU calculates the exact positions of the cutting spindles. Once interpreted, the decoded data is relayed to the CLU as electrical signals. The machining parts of the device then initiates a motion in respect of the relayed signals.
Driving system The driving system is an important part of the CNC machine. It is the part that responds to the preprogrammed instructions by allowing for the cutting of the end product into shape and design.
Feedback device For a CNC system to operate effectively, there is need to relay feedback about the various processes during and after every process is completed. The feedback devices include linear transducers and direct position scales and encoders.