Maximising turning productivity and output

Posted on 13 Sep 2019 and read 746 times
Maximising turning productivity and outputManufacturers that use PrimeTurning technology from cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant can now benefit from the upgraded CoroPlus ‘ToolPath for PrimeTurning’ software, which has been designed to help them speed up their operations and planning processes.

Sandvik’s all-directional turning methodology has proved to be particularly beneficial in mass production industries such as the automotive sector, but to get the best out of the process — including more efficient and faster programming — the company launched its CoroPlus ToolPath for PrimeTurning software; this has now been enhanced by a host of new features and functions, plus an easy-to-use interface.

Available in stand-alone and CAM-integrated versions,the software provides the correct grade, geometry selection and cutting data, while ensuring optimal productivity and tool life, as well as maximum output.

It also ensures faster operations and planning processes, as well as constant chip thickness and correct entry into a component (thereby ensuring greater process security).

It is also compatible with a wide range of CNC turning machines that use ISO codes — and it provides automatic storage for component profiles.

CoroPlus ToolPath for PrimeTurning now supports profiling and facing for external turning, in addition to existing programmable support for longitudinal turning.

The software also enables CAD models to be imported (including in STEP and IGES formats), and it offers 3-D simulation with collision detection.

Another new feature is an improved and intuitive interface for machinists who do not have CAM software with PrimeTurning support, or those doing shopfloor programming; this gives them the option of operating on desk-tops or mobile devices and generating NC code in a few quick and easy steps.

After the user has specified the operation, machine parameters, workpiece details and material information, the software automatically recommends the right tools to use along with the cutting data.

CoroPlus ToolPath for PrimeTurning is a subscription-based software; a one-month free trial is available, so that users can get hands-on experience before committing to the annual subscription.

Further details can be found at the Web site (www.sandvik.coromant.com/en-gb/products/coroplus-toolpath/Pages/primeturning.aspx).

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