Fadal Training For Cleveland, OH – Serving Nationwide
There are countless variations of Fadal Machining Center training available to your company provided by Tier-One Machinery. We bring with us 15 years of operator training as well as expert Fadal service. We custom design operator training to fit your company needs and desires. We train all levels of operators from the person with no CNC Skills through the veteran operator. We tend to find the most effective training is in smaller groups as the attention level is much more focused. One to three people seem to be a very effective group and it also depends on the number of controls available whether it is at our facility or yours. The most effective training requires total uninterrupted concentration and focus of your people. While we offer training at our facility, in most cases, it is most cost effective for us to come to your facility, depending on the number of participants. We offer the availability to train across multiple shifts but prefer to have the customer reschedule people to one shift. Arrangements must be made in advance for multiple shifts. We custom tailor the training to the most inexperienced person in the group and bring everyone up together.
We offer quality Fadal training.
Our main objective is to provide your operators with the knowledge, skills, and ability to drill a single hole using part offsets (fixture offsets) and tool length offsets. Once the operator has mastered the ability to set up and drill a hole, he/she has the skills and fundamentals to set up and run any program, regardless of its complexity. With many years of experience in training, we find the most successful approach is not to overload the operator with knowledge they will probably never use. We teach them how to use the resources available to them. While many customers have programming systems to write programs, we emphasize the basic knowledge of G and M codes so the operator understands how to make changes, and adjustments correctly at the machine. We use the shop floor approach. Get down and dirty, and get them effectively running the equipment.
Standard training consists of two, six hour days. We have constructed an outline that proves to be very effective and offers the operators plenty of time for questions and answers. The program is by no means limited to this outline. We don’t assign time blocks to any subject as we want your operators to fully understand each step before we move to the next subject.
- Meet and greet (assess operator skill level) get to know one another, explain course outline and learn customer expectations.
- Explain standard daily, weekly operator machine maintenance. Way lube, coolant, tool changer, properly cleaning inside of machine, cleaning cabinet fans, tool holders and spindle tapers.
- Proper start-up and shut down of the machine and control. Cold start will be covered and explained in full detail. We will explain alternate home position and its advantages.
- Control navigation. We will go into depth using a methodical approach that makes it easy for you to effectively understand the control and its operations. We cover control layout, keyboard functions, control menus, loading a program, and a good look at using MDI (manual data input) manually controlling the machine for doing setups. At this point, we discuss the most commonly used G and M codes. We will give each operator a list and explanation of their uses.
- Classroom CAUTION many companies feel this part is not important as they have programming systems. That’s great but the operator should have some clue as to what they are looking at and know the basic fundamentals of how a program functions. We ask for a quiet area, with a dry erase board where we can discuss what we have learned thus far. We will take a good look at a fairly basic part that has many functions of G code programming. As a group, we will write a program for our part. We will look at how cycles work, the start and end of a program. This part of the training brings all that we have learned so far together and makes sense of it all. We feel this is one of the most important parts of effective training.
- Operators will learn how to put a program into the control and learn how to edit mistakes and make changes.
- Now we will learn to set fixture offsets and tool length offsets. Setting multiple fixture offsets for multiple (vises). Powerful production money maker. We will discuss multiple ways of effectively setting tool length offsets based on customer needs. Having all of your operators using the same methods are essential for a seamless transition between multiple operators and shifts.
- We will run the program we previously wrote and discuss all of its components. We will spend all the time that is needed for questions and answers and make sure everybody is up to speed.
- While all managers expect their people at this point to be veteran operators, sorry, not going to happen. Only with time and the ability to become comfortable with all that they have learned will this happen. We will however, give them all of the information and materials to be successful. We can usually take a person with no CNC experience and have them effectively running your machine in two days. As we know there are also different abilities.
- As we proceed on our training mission, we will ask and make sure everyone understands the current material before progressing to each new step.
- Now the good stuff. Short cuts, manual commands and guess what? We have conversational programming as well. Based on what we know conversational programming is a snap.
- Your effectively running parts.