TDM Systems Software Update Increases Machining Efficiency
The TDM Global Line 2020 release is designed to give users greater transparency regarding their tooling costs and key figures through individually configurable TDM Global Line dashboards.
The latest versions of TDM Systems’ TDM and TDM Global Line software includes updates and new modules intended to reduce tooling costs and increase efficiency.
The TDM Global Line 2020 release is designed to give users greater transparency regarding their tooling costs and key figures through individually configurable TDM Global Line dashboards. Users can display the relevant reports in the dashboard, print them or transfer them to Excel.
The 2020 release also includes the TDM Feeds & Speeds Manager. In conjunction with the Comara Box, actual applied cutting data is recorded, compressed and evaluated directly from the machine. By comparing the planned cutting values defined in the NC program with the actual applied cutting values in the machine, users can specify reliable cutting values as early as the planning phase. Expertise from production is saved centrally so the company can retain knowledge, even if employees leave the company.
The latest release also provides new modules such as the TDM NC-Program Manager Global Line, a tool designed to guarantee a continuous production process while retaining existing application expertise for the company.
Managers can use the TDM Purchase Request Module Global Line to manage tool requirements and forward them to an ERP system. This helps the company provide all the required tools at the right time and in the right quantities.
The TDM Barcode Module Global Line expands the Global Line Tool Crib and allows companies to control processes by using barcodes, while the TDM 3D Solid Editor Global Line streamlines modification of 3D models.
Additionally, the completeness check of CAM-specific tool data and the automated calculation of collision data is now more transparent, which is particularly useful for Catia and NX users.
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