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CNC Digital Twins

With this latest DataXchange integration with CNC Machine Connect, any differences between actual machine values and simulation values can be updated in the VERICUT simulation to ensure only the intended production result.

Shop Floor Automations (SFA), a manufacturing integrator and authorized reseller of DataXchange machine monitoring software, has announced the availability of a CNC digital twin solution to impact quality management for the minimization of nonconformances 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 set-up 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, workpieces and cutting tools.

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

For more information contact:

Greg Mercurio, President

Shop Floor Automations, Inc.

5360 Jackson Drive, Suite #202

La Mesa, CA 91942

877-611-5825 / 619-461-4000

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