Software vendor Spring Technologies Inc., the developer of NCSIMUL Solutions for CNC machine tools and shop-floor processes, plans to exhibit a number of its products at IMTS. Its portfolio includes: NCSIMUL; OPTITOOL; NCDOC; POSTPRO; and NCSIMUL Player.
NCIMUL 8.9 is a comprehensive machine simulation solution for simulating, verifying, optimizing, and reviewing machining programs for CNC machines (machining, drilling, riveting.) Three-dimensional graphics help to avoid machining crashes while powerful algorithms and embedded process-based know-how enable cutting conditions optimization, and standardization of the shop-floor documentation. NCSIMUL 8.9 verifies NC programs in three steps: investigates and corrects coding errors, simulates to locate and correct motion errors, and validates the part program. Many customers report that this utility is also a helpful training tool for new employees because the virtual sessions are short, easy to comprehend, and eliminate errors.
OPTITOOL analyzes cutting conditions, dramatically reduces “air cutting,” optimizes feed rates, and allows users to create better cutting strategies. The sum benefits are a reduction in the production cycle times, enhancement of cutting operations, and fast development of new G-code files for future applications.
NCDOC lets users edit and publish technical documentation quickly, including customizable inspection reports; reference libraries; collaborative production content for customers, staff, and vendors with encapsulated movies.
The POSTPRO solution is one of the most helpful aspects of NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS. SPRING Technologies has developed more than 1,000 robust posts for all CNC controllers including Fanuc, Siemens, NUM, Heidenhain, Mazak, DMG, Fidia, and others. Our applications engineers have experience with all types of machine tools – linear or rotary axes, 5-axis milling and turning centers, 4-axis EDM machines, and specialized machine tools.
Also, the company noted it creates custom postprocessors based on all of the universal generators that enable interfaces between the main CAD software and the machine tool’s control system.