CNC Digital Twins Help Simulate Success with New Partnership

For manufacturers seeking to identify the presence of variances before production begins on the floor, this integration utilizes DataXchange to monitor CNC machines with FANUC oi and 30oi series controls and send setup information, like main NC programs, subprograms, axis locations, work offsets and tooling, to compare with VERICUT’s Machine Configuration (VMC) for accuracy verification.

Shop Floor Automations (SFA), a manufacturing integrator and authorized reseller of DataXchange machine monitoring software, announces the availability of a CNC digital twin solution to impact quality management for the minimization of non-conformances and rework. The CNC Machine Connect integration is the result of a new partnership between CGTech, the makers of VERICUT®, and DataXchange producer Scytec Consulting.


For manufacturers seeking to identify the presence of variances before production begins on the floor, this integration utilizes DataXchange to monitor CNC machines with FANUC oi and 30oi series controls and send setup information, like main NC programs, subprograms, axis locations, work offsets and tooling, to compare with VERICUT's Machine Configuration (VMC) for accuracy verification.
Differences between machine values and simulation values are then updated in the VERICUT simulation to ensure only the intended result.

VERICUT shows material removal at the workpiece level, but it can also simulate entire machine tools as they appear on the shop floor. Its Machine Simulation detects collisions and near misses between all machine tool components, such as:
• Axis slides
• Heads
• Turrets
• Rotary tables
• Spindles
• Tool changers
• Fixtures
• Work pieces
• Cutting tools

A user can set up near-miss zones around the components to check for close calls and detect over-travel errors.

To learn more about VERICUT's CNC Machine Connect integration with DataXchange and its future release roadmap, visit www.shopfloorautomations.com today.

ABOUT SHOP FLOOR AUTOMATIONS
Founded in 1998, Shop Floor Automations (SFA) is a manufacturing integrator specializing in digitally transformative hardware, software and support solutions to increase the productivity, efficiency and profitability of plant facilities throughout North America. To add intelligent automation to your shop floor for better communication, control and improvement, contact Shop Floor Automations at www.shopfloorautomations.com.

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