SPRING Technologies enriches its NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS with the announcement of version 2.1.2 of NCSIMUL TOOL
SPRING Technologies, a major player on the PLM and NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS markets, announces NCSIMUL TOOL 2.1.2, the latest release of its solution for cutting tool management. After NCSIMUL Machine and TOOL SIMUL, the French vendor, alone on the market in offering a complete solution to the needs of the digital workshop, is continuing to enrich and enhance its solutions to meet the needs and expectations of the market.
Gilles Battier, CEO of SPRING Technologies, explains: “We are aware of the role that we can play in the digital factory and, more specifically, in the digital workshop. To continue to optimize our solutions we monitor the market closely and are particularly attentive to users, but we are also heavily involved in a number of groups that work on these issues, notably through the System@tic and Arve Industries competitiveness clusters.”
NCSIMUL TOOL 2.1.2: new features and enhancements
1. CATIA interface: catalogue output for each tool and attachment family
2. Individual tool tolerance management
3. Tool call instruction renumbering in sub-programs
4. Configurable machine rack
5. Computation of needs
A detailed look at the new features in NCSIMUL TOOL 2.1.2:
1. Upgraded CATIA interface: selections from the tool catalogue for this market-leading CAD/CAM solution can now be generated for each type of tool attachment, enabling the creation of standard tool catalogues for each machine with data taken from NCSIMUL TOOL. This adds another option to the existing variations based on the CATIA interface: individual tool selections from NCSIMUL TOOL to CATIA, a complete list of all the tools available in NCSIMUL TOOL, and a list of tools generated by NCSIMUL TOOL.
2. Measurement tolerances and tool orientation can now be managed individually, depending on the use of the tool or the program used. This means that many specific characteristics encountered in the lists of turning tools, notably their orientation when they are assembled on the turret, can be supported. In previous versions of NCSIMUL TOOL, this information was only associated with the tool reference.
3. The renumbering of tool call instructions in sub-programs has been reinforced by enabling unlimited nesting of sub-programs containing tool call instructions. Users of NCSIMUL TOOL will know that the call number of an ISO program can be changed, taking into account the tools already on the machine, thus avoiding unwanted mount/remove operations.
4. The machine rack is configurable. In NCSIMUL TOOL 2.1.2 users can configure (addition, deletion, input/output authorisation,...), the declaration and use of assemblies stored at the foot of the machines. The machine racks offer the ability to support the stock of assemblies at the foot of the machine or a group of machines, cutting out the need for the tool attendant to mount tools that are already available, delivering clear time savings in the preparation of tools and production runs.
5. This standard module enables consumable needs to be calculated based on the number of parts in the run. This functionality is accessible as a tool for declaring tool selections when going into production, to reduce input time. However, operators are free to choose their required tool quantities. Conventional requests for consumables remain accessible, making it possible, if necessary, to meet an “empirical” provisional need for operations like occasional production runs and small and medium series.
NCSIMUL TOOL 2.1.2 is available now.
A word about the SPRING Technologies NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS offering
The SPRING Technologies “NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS” is modular and includes solutions for machining simulation (NCSIMUL Machine); cutting tool management (NCSIMUL TOOL); calculation of cutting conditions (TOOL SIMUL); managing process documentation (NCSIMUL PUBLISHER).