SPRING Technologies announced that it will offer mobile functionality in its latest release, NCSIMUL Machine 9, running on Windows 8 Pro.
"In many cases it's impossible to see what's happening at the tool-workpiece interface," said Silver Proisy, U.S. general manager for SPRING. "The doors are closed and high-pressure coolant is splashing in the cabinet interior. With NCSIMUL 9, customers can head out onto the shop floor with their touch screen tablet PC equipped with Windows 8 and SPRING's NC Player (NC simulation viewer), and access all of the program's features including cutting tool libraries, current cutting conditions, simulation, other part programs, and all the relevant published documentation."
NCSIMUL Machine 9 incorporates new ribbon technology navigation, enabling users to work more efficiently, the company says. Tasks are now accessed via tabs that break down into tasks and sub-tasks. The new interface has been specifically designed to work on touch screen devices to facilitate mobility.
The "NCSIMUL Machine hub" apps enable users to browse any shared jobs available on the enterprise network or replay NC simulations with one-click. Flexible project-based management, tree organization, project/article/sub-article, jobs copied between projects, simplified search mechanism, job templates are among the other new features.
It also provides new interactive programming features that automate G-code generation from 3D motions or allow dynamic editing of the NC program to see the consequences in the 3D view. In addition, the newest 3D functional dimensioning module, particularly geared to sub-contractors, enables users to add 3D graphics to workpieces and create a document describing the list of dimensions that need checking at each machining stage.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.