NUMROTO is a leading programming software for producing and resharpening special-purpose tools, and is used in over 2,500 machines worldwide. In the new 3.5.1 version of the software, NUM enhanced the collision detection capability of the simulation tool. Believed to be an industry first, you can now create machine models that will accurately account for all of the add-on and moveable parts of a machine such as supports, tailstocks, steady-rests, and special chucks. This new feature allows simulations to be carried out on new tool grinding programs, and helps grinding machine manufacturers to engineer more compact machines.
Among numerous other notable new features is enhanced protection against grinding wheel overloads, achieved by means of continuous high-precision monitoring of removal rates. This feature automatically flags overloads and can also be used to optimize feed rates and operation cycle times.
NUMROTO can now import compensation profiles that have been generated by an external measuring machine to control subsequent grinding operations that produce the tool’s final form.
NUMROTO 3.5.1 also extends the capability of its in-process measurement feature for more grinding operations. Support for several new measurements, especially ones that aid the machining of inserts are added.
A final feature is improved support for tool grinding operators that employ custom code sequences for very special purposes. NUMROTO will now integrate and seamlessly simulate proprietary ISO CNC programs in 3D.
More information: http://www.numroto.com/
Filed Under: 3D CAD, Machine tool industry + subtractive manufacturing, CAM software, Simulation, Software, Test + measurement • test equipment