ESPI and Productec announce a recent development now bringing together the programming of control and production machines in the same GibbsCAM CAM environment. Users can now program all of their production processes in the familiar CAM environment. The programming of the Scanflash control machine is now integrated into the GibbsCAM CAM for quick and easy handling.
“As production professionals see, choosing the best performing machine tool is not the only way to improve the productivity of a machining cell. In fact, every day they have to machine more and more complex parts in smaller and smaller batches. Growing diversity and ever faster expected industrialization times, this is the reality they face today. ESPI and Productec now offer them the possibility of simplifying and minimizing set-up times, thus making more chips at constant opening time! ESPI and Productec, pioneers in their field, are pooling their know-how to create the link between GibbsCAM CAM, machine tool adjustment and control measurements ” , indicate the manufacturers.
Scanflash control machines are located at the feet of machine tools in the workshop, providing measurement results and the corrections that depend on them in record time, at the rate of machining cycles. By programming Scanflash directly in the GibbsCAM CAM environment, it is now possible to reduce the overall time to industrialize a new part.
Going from a new plan of the technical office to the manufacture of parts in a minimum of time supposes a smooth implementation at all stages, from the programming of machine tools to their adjustment in production, thus ensuring the fluidity of digital data. With GibbsCAM CAM at the heart of the manufacturing process, the machine tool programmer, in the programming environment he knows, can define what to control to optimally tune his machines. He thus has at his disposal all the necessary tools to guarantee the capability and efficiency of the machining process.