Shops using Mazak machines with the Matrix control can now take advantage of CamLink’s time-saving features that are said to enable more control over the machine. Support is available for the Matrix M, Matrix T, Matrix MT and Matrix ME controls. CamLink supports the Matrix control with its GB\DataTransfer, GB\DataPrint, GB\DataEntry, GB\GeoEntry and GB\GeoSolid software programs.
GB\DataEntry enables Matrix users to accelerate the programming process by moving it offline. Users can efficiently program in Mazatrol at their PC and take advantage of the Matrix’s improved functions, including pocket milling with multiple islands and B-axis indexing for lathes. In addition, users can check their programs for accuracy and highlight potential costly errors before parts are manufactured on the shop floor.
GB\DataEntry also has the ShapeCheck feature, which enables users to view the part shape in a 3D surface model or wire frame, rotate the part shape, and set the transparency level. In addition, with a single mouse click, users can select from a unit list, view the selected unit on-screen, and see the corresponding Mazatrol code highlighted in the program.
GeoSolid software combines the functions of Mazatrol with the solids capabilities of SolidWorks so that programming time and errors are reduced by using the solids data already contained in the SolidWorks model.