Global Release 2022 Lantek’s latest software version brings advances in flexibility and automation
Software company Lantek has introduced over 80 new improvements and advances in its latest version, Lantek Global Release 2022. The new update incorporates improvements in flexibility, adaptability to the different circumstances of all types of companies, usability as well as efficiency and automation.
Several months of intense work, thousands of hours of development, with almost a dozen teams involved, has resulted in more than 80 new functionalities within the portfolio o Lantek’s software, as well as other internal and architectural improvements.
The Lantek Expert CAD/CAM nesting software solution incorporates multiple improvements, so that its users can use them on a daily basis from different areas of the system. It also has a redesigned module that allows automatic tagging technology to be applied, this provides improved configuration options to adapt to any part geometry or cutting quality, thus avoiding possible imperfections in the final result.
The new version also facilitates the native interpretation of bending line technology from the import stage, as well as the automatic import of nests created by external systems including the automatic detection of repeated parts. Additionally, new options have been added for the semi-automatic generation and modification of scraps.
The market for machining structural tubes and profiles continues to grow strongly, as does the number of new machines, devices and technologies designed to cut these types of part. Lantek’s new update reflects the latest industry demands as scenarios for greater digital maturity evolve.
To meet these requirements, the new machine configuration module has been completely redesigned for faster system start-up on any type of machine where it is implemented.
Additionally, its process automation module allows users to easily create unattended or guided workflows, and even use the entire Flex3d architecture as a big “black box”, with countless possibilities.
Furthermore, Lantek’s new advanced milling technology management supports different tooling and cutting strategies for machines that incorporate this technology, expanding the available machining possibilities.
Lantek MES and Lantek Integra
Lantek MES and Lantek Integra handle workshop management, accurately track resource loading, orders, delivery dates, quality and stock levels, maintaining traceability and flexibility to react to changing circumstances.
To improve traceability, the capabilities for recording information on downtime and reasons for parts scraped during production has been improved optimising their subsequent analysis. The operator will also have the ability to record changes made to the sheet format ultimately used during the production of a nest, maintaining traceability for any change within the software system.
In this new version, multiple improvements have been made to the Power Sync integration engine, in order to export production information from your MES to external systems, both for cutting processes and for any type of operation.
Quoting has become one of the key processes for many of Lantek's customers, with new needs as their businesses evolve. Better integration of Lantek MES and Lantek Integra with Lantek Flex3D allows new options for importing, nesting, and time and cost calculation in the tube/profile parts quoting module. Support for assembly quoting has also been improved, thanks to a new, intuitive ability to browse the entire assembly structure of components and the operations involved in the calculation of costs and prices for a quote.
Finally, Lantek Integra perfects material planning, thanks to the ability to “pre-reserve” sheets or profiles in sales orders. This is fully integrated with the Warehouse and Purchasing modules, so the right material can be used later during the nesting process.
The commercial launch of Lantek Analytics in 2021 saw the incorporation of the first SaaS (Software as a Service) application to Lantek's product portfolio. This business intelligence application collects relevant business data every day. It can be accessed from any device at any time and allows users to see what is happening in the factory with more than 70 predefined KPIs and dozens of metrics and dimensions available. It has never been easier to transparently observe the data of any business, all aggregated into meaningful KPIs.
In recent months, the company has incorporated numerous improvements into this Cloud-based Business Intelligence module. These allow the creation and visualisation of customised widgets and KPIs, as well as stability and performance improvements.