Since Spindle Power and rigidity directly affect your machining parameters, defining your Machine Profile is a great way to to make sure HSMAdvisor tailors it's recommends towards your particular CNC machine.

To access the machine profile dialog, click the Edit button located to the right of the "Machine" drop-down list. In this dialog, you have controls to create, edit, import, and export machine definitions.

When defining a machine, it is important to enter the physical limits such as RPM, power, and travel speed.

Additionally, setting up the Spindle Power Curve will improve predictions and prevent spindle stall conditions.

First. Select the machine profile you would like to edit from the drop-down list.

Set the parameters you know about your machine

The most important values are:

  • Maximum Spindle RPM
  • Maximum Spindle Power
  • Maximum Spindle Torque
  • Power Curve
    (leave empty in unknown)

To correctly get those values, please consult your machine's manufacturer

Other ones are not involved in actual calculations and are used to limit things:

  • Minimum RPM
  • Maximum Feedrate
  • Warning Percentage

Set Your Power Curve

If the machine builder supplied you with the Power Curve graphs for your spindle, you can map out your spindle and tell HSMAdvisor to respect this Power Curve when making calculations

After Changes are made

Simply click the Ok button to save your changes