Nov 07, 2017
Systems and methods for interfacing a portable control system (PCS) with a machine tool are provided. In some aspects, a computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tool includes a machine tool having a motor, a machine control system (MCS), and a motor controller. The MCS is configured to generate program status data associated with a machining program run by the MCS. The motor controller is configured to generate feedback data associated with the motor. The CNC machine tool also includes a port system configured to couple a PCS to the machine tool. The port system is configured to detect when the PCS is coupled to the machine tool and to provide at least one of the program status data and the feedback data to the PCS in response to the detection of the PCS being coupled to the machine tool.