You have been told countless times, by countless tech gurus, just how important it is to keep regularly updated backups of the data on your cell phone, digital camera, desktop computer and laptop. And whether you actually back up this data onto a secure hard drive as often as you should or not, you are probably confident that should damage occur to your device, you have most (if not all) of your important files saved to another location.
But have you ever thought of doing the same for your CNC data?
If you have never created a backup copy of the data stored on your CNC machine, we at CNC Masters recommend you do so promptly. Not only may you need the data from previous projects, but you also have fine-tuned your machine to work exactly to your specifications and needs. It may not seem like that big of a deal, but having to revert your CNC lathe back to its factory settings after a power will be a great frustration. Especially now that you know there are alternative solutions.
Knowing how to make backup copies of all the data stored within your CNC is imperative for all machinists to learn.
As mentions on MMSOnline.com, not only should you create backup copies of recent programs, you should also save CNC parameters, custom macro variables and more.
Regardless of the size of your business – or even if your CNC machine is used for hobby – the information and settings saved on your devices is incredibly important. Make sure you know how to save this information to an external hard drive and do so regularly to ensure that none of your valuable data is lost.
For all your CNC machining needs and questions, please contact CNC Masters at 626-962-9300. With more than 20 years of experience in the machining field, we pride ourselves in our ability to offer competitive pricing and expert knowledge that assists business owners, machinists, teachers and hobbyists operate their machinery with success.