Kennametal Latest program version for PCs and tablets optimises shop productivity

Editor: Briggette Jaya

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.

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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.

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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.

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