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Upgraded Software for Cutting Automation

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products recently demonstrated its new Columbus III version 1.6 CAD/CAM software for cutting automation. The ESAB CutCloud 3.0 version utilizes Microsoft Azure IoT and the ThingWorx Industrial Innovation Platform from PTC, which respectively allow for on-premise, hybrid and cloud-based architectures and functionality to import and visualize machine data.

Columbus III version 1.6 now includes the ability to calculate offers and orders for customers based on actual production data. An easy-to-use cost calculator enables fabricators to enter cost variables, such as costs for machine time per hour, cutting process (including associated consumables), preparation, programming and materials. After nesting parts using built-in design tools or importing a parts nest, Columbus III can calculate costs based on length, duration or weight of material cut. Data can be exported to Excel and used for future cost calculations.

Additional new functions include keyboard shortcuts to move and rotate a parts nest in user-defined increments, rotating the parts nest and/or plate orientation to consider grain direction, a new color to clearly delineate Cut Rapid mode (fastest cut without regard for edge quality) and a Direct Mode function that allows dragging lines over parts to quickly and easily sequence them.

"Our continuous improvements reflect the input we obtain from our two-day Columbus III user group meeting, held annually at our Karben, Germany location," said Holger Hahn, Global Product Marketing Manager Application Software, ESAB. "With our software developers connecting directly with users, we are able to make many improvements each year, which helps keep Columbus III one of the most successful software suites for mechanized cutting."

For more information contact:

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products

256 Midway Drive

Union, SC 29379

800-ESAB-123 / 864-466-0921

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