Kennametal Latest program version for PCs and tablets optimises shop productivity
USA – Kennametal has introduced Novo Version 1.6, its latest digital tooling data and intelligence interfaces with production, inventory, e-commerce programs available on PCs and tablets.
Novo, first launched in 2013, has features in this version not available previously.
According to the company, on entering basic information regarding a shop’s machine tools, such as hourly cost, maximum spindle-speed and torque, a new “My Machines” button will take Novo tooling recommendations and optimise them for specific machine conditions. Such virtual machine libraries can also be shared across multiple users.
New to V1.6 is a turning cut-off advisor, Kennametal adds. This function searches for cut-off applications, and Novo’s rules-based engine will return and rank the most appropriate cut-off tool based on the job conditions. Additionally, V1.6 has a customer part-number capability. Many customers use their own nomenclature, and once this cross-reference is entered and initially populated, it will be stored and visible whenever Novo is used, making it easy to connect tool selection to a customer’s internal systems.