IMTS 2014: SPRING Technologies showcases WYSIWYC® : the mobile and synchronized NC simulation solution first time in U.S
The latest generation software features the shop floor appropriate Panasonic Toughpad equipped with NCSIMUL Player 9.2, the CNC simulation reviewer of NCSIMUL Machine
SPRING Technologies, developer of software solutions that enable manufacturers to optimize their CNC machines, is exhibiting in booth E-3267 at the IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show), from September 8 – 13, 2014.
SPRING's exhibit will highlight the latest features, benefits, and applications of company's flagship simulation software, NCSIMUL Machine and NCSIMUL Player 9.2. Specifically, with the growing adoption of remote and mobile software accessibility, SPRING will demonstrate its recently introduced mobile system called WYSIWYC® (What You See Is What You Cut).
NCSIMUL Player 9.2 will be embedded on a fully rugged, mobile Panasonic Toughpad IP65 and shown how it is connected to machine tool controllers such as Fanuc CNCs.
With this capability, shop floor operators and managers are able to interact remotely – in 3D and in real time using intuitive touch controls – with one or several CNC machines and their machining processes, as they execute the CNC program on the machine. 3D animations of CNC machining processes, as well as related work instruction sheets are directly accessible from the mobile application.
REVOLUTIONIZING THE WAY OPERATORS INTERACT WITH CNC MACHINES
"What WYSIWYC means to manufacturers is that we at SPRING Technologies are changing the way operators interact with CNC machines and rethinking the way procedures are accomplished on the shop floor," explains Philippe Solignac, Corporate Marketing Director for SPRING Technologies. "We're offering a unique user experience, which is very attractive to Generations Y and Z, with true shop floor-dedicated mobility with the ultra-rugged Toughpad tablet PC. It's fun, it uses touch technology, and everything is digitized, including worksheets. It's also a very effective methodology for conducting training modules without an additional large investment."
According to Mr. Solignac, customers are achieving at least 25% higher productivity using the combined three technologies comprising WYSIWYC. He credits that because so much information about the program and process is immediately available that there are fewer errors, better decision making, smoother changeover between shifts, and easier multi-machine supervision.
INNOVATIONS CONVERGE AT IMTS 2014
Software: NCSIMUL Machine and NCSIMUL 9.2 Player – requires Windows 7 or 8
- Realistic preview of the process and real time 3D simulation of machines and machining showing what is really cut and operations currently in progress.
- Can extend to DNC machine status monitoring, ERP, MRP, MTConnect
- 100% Touch – smartphone type with NCSIMUL HUB apps / Multi-machine selection
- Instruction / Worksheets – NCdoc module
Hardware: CNC Control, such as Fanuc, and Panasonic Toughpad Tablet PC IP65 standard, 10" format for readability, Intel Core 15 for 3D computing power.
To see how the system functions and the benefits that can be realized, visit IMTS 2014, booth E-3267.