Software Platform Improves Programmer-to-Shop-Floor Communication
IMTS 2018. The NCSIMUL software platform from Spring Technologies improves forecasts, reduces operating cycles and automates production, according to the company.
The NCSIMUL software platform from Spring Technologies improves forecasts, reduces operating cycles and automates production, according to the company. A numerical chain links automatically from the engineering department to the shop floor, providing users with a decision-making tool.
The Optitool module can be added to NCSIMUL Machine, where it improves existing G-code to increase efficiency, and NCSIMUL 4CAM, where it improves imported, converted and programmed toolpaths. It enables users to better understand tool wear rate by accounting for turning and milling. Automation of before-and-after comparisons results in improved analysis.
The 4CAM module increases the speed of G-code creation. Analysis of traverse motions compares time and tool travel distance between two CNC machines. The Automation modules runs G-code validations automatically and provides a go/no-go gage on CNC programs. It improves workflow based on XML development. The NCdoc module generates datasheets automatically and enables the documentation of each operation. With expanded details and graphics, it improves communication.
The additional rotary milling axis on these machines allows them to complete many types of complex parts in a single setup, but these machines have gained a reputation for being difficult to program. Today’s CAM software, however, eases the programming challenge significantly.
This CNC capability is helping make machine tools move far faster, and more accurately, than ever before. Here's how it works.
You're going to need more than the CAM program you're currently using for your standard CNC lathes and mills.