We have a long-standing partnership with PRIMA POWER, a leading manufacturer of 2D and 3D laser cutting systems. The portfolio of PRIMA includes machines, components, technologies and complete automatic manufacturing lines for sheet metal processing. PRIMA POWER builds cutting-edge machinery that achieves outstanding production performance compared to competitor machines. Nevertheless, software will play an increasingly important role in the machine tool business.
Without a capable software, customers cannot efficiently program and operate these machines anymore. And without software, machine tool manufacturers cannot deliver next generation solutions including IoT technologies or the digital twin.
To be able to offer such functionality to its customers, PRIMA POWER decided to team up with CENIT, taking advantage from CENIT's vast experience in the development of CAM solutions and software tools for the digital factory. The result is a special FASTSUITE Edition for PRIMA POWER, which is now seamlessly integrated into the sales portfolio of the machine manufacturer.
"With this new software, PRIMA POWER► wants to enable its customers to set up their production processes as quickly and efficiently as possible. That's why the FASTSUITE PRIMA POWER Edition is especially tailored and optimized to the specific requirements of 3D sheet metal production", says Marco Pivanti, PRIMA POWER 3D Laser Product Manager. The software can support various CAD formats, includes a powerful fixture builder to quickly create and build prototype fixtures, and provides highly performant programming functions to achieve the best results in terms of cycle time and cutting quality. It also extends the machine tool flexibility by fully supporting external axis, clamp operations or automated workpiece handling functions.
This process-centric solution is just a first step in our strategic cooperation with PRIMA POWER. Thanks to the digital twin-based system architecture, FASTSUITE is already prepared for implementation of a full digital twin of the complete production equipment of PRIMA POWER.
By connecting the simulation model of machines and production lines with virtual controllers, PRIMA POWER will be able to conduct virtual dry runs and virtual commissioning functions without interrupting the running production or even before a new production line or project has physically been constructed. Customers of PRIMA POWER can take advantage of the capability to extend the digital production line in FASTSUITE with robot-based applications and process automation. This allows them to cover the complete production cycle of their sheet metal parts, from press-lines to complete weld assemblies.