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Consistent Developer of New Technology

Consistently developing innovative soft motion technology for more than ten years, MDSI has transformed the motion control industry with genuine invention:

  • First to offer an unbundled software CNC
  • First to offer a reconfigurable CNC—just one piece of software for any machine
  • First to offer a shrink-wrapped software CNC running on Microsoft Windows NT
  • First to offer a complete Application Programming Interface (API) for all levels of real-time and non-real time
  • First to offer off-line software simulation of CNC
  • First CNC to be Windows DNA for Manufacturing-compliant
  • First to integrate Microsoft Visual Basic for macro programming
  • First to enable complete CAD/CAM integration with the CNC, using Microsoft VB script
  • First CNC to enable the Internet for machine and process diagnostics
  • First to integrate SERCOS digital drives with software
  • First to have a CNC built on a real-time data base architecture—for automatic collection of all machine data
  • First to announce support for FireWire servo communications
  • First CNC to support all five IEC-61131-3 PLC programming languages, and flowcharting
  • First to create an open XML standard for publishing data from equipment

In an industry dominated by bundled hardware/software proprietary CNC solutions, MDSI has proven that even high-end, multi-axis CNC machine tools can be controlled entirely from software—without any motion control cards, proprietary hardware, or embedded firmware.