Tebis Wising up the system for intelligent production
CAD/CAM software optimises the interaction between programs.
To enable an optimum link between programming and production, Tebis said it has developed CAD/CAM systems that respond to the daily challenges of the manufacturing process.
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Its CAD/CAM system’s integrated simulation uses a mature virtual machine technology, which is said to enable reality-conformant visualisation of toolpaths with complete collision control of all machine components, including travel-limit switch control.
Tebis said users can adjust the set-up position, the tilt direction of the head and the machining sequence at a later time, and also change and edit tools based on the real-time situation and the degree of utilisation on the shop floor.
Plants that can also combine several components in one set-up and enable multi-machine operation have a distinct advantage, Tebis said. The supplier added that in a multiple set-up, different components originating in individual component programming are combined in a single set-up. This separates NC programming from set-up planning. According to the company, NC programming can now be performed temporally and organisationally separate and independent from manufacturing. Whether grid plates, tombstones, or multi-changers are used, the machine operator sorts the toolpaths according to the current requirements – for fast machining by the tools, and for higher accuracy for the parts, Tebis explained. The set-ups are planned in the Tebis software environment and are fully integrated in the overall process. Prior to production startup, machining can be checked at the virtual machine.
To meet the prerequisites of multi-machine operation, Tebis CAD/CAM systems are said to offer standardised and efficient machining strategies.