The clamping device library completes the virtual process libraries
Simplifying CAD design and CAM programming and using templates for standardization are important steps along the path to full automation. But you need more to completely automate your processes: You have to fully represent your manufacturing environment, your manufacturing knowledge and your manufacturing processes in the digital world. And Tebis 4.1 with integrated MES and seamless virtual process libraries gives you the foundation you need.
With the integration of the clamping device library in Tebis 4.1, the real manufacturing environment can now be completely represented in the virtual world. You can plan and program with the virtual machine right from the start. This allows you to completely simulate and collision-check your machining operation with all components in the virtual CAM environment – an important basic prerequisite for greater reliability and automated manufacturing processes.
External data like clamping elements and products can be imported directly from the manufacturer via direct interfaces and immediately used.
But that's not all: Many practical functions simplify virtual setup on the workstation and therefore the real setup processes in the production hall as well.
Construct groups of clamping devices
You can manage all clamping elements and combine them in clamping device groups in the clamping device library. Using predefined connection points and an automatic filter function that only offers elements with appropriate connections, you can quickly and conveniently construct simple vises in the same way you create zero point clamping systems with a variety of clamping plate systems. Multiple setups are also integrated. If individual elements in a clamping device group can be physically moved, you can specify any necessary degrees of freedom to restrict the direction of movement.
Use clamping device library
Virtual machine setup
Virtual machine setup
You can use appropriate elements and configurations from the library for virtual setup. The setup process follows a logic similar to the assembly of clamping device groups:
Only clamping devices that fit on the selected machine are offered. You can also create the reference point when clamping. With just a few clicks, you can use connection points to position the clamping devices on the part and position the entire part on the machine table. The part, collision elements, clamping device groups and individual clamping elements can also be positioned independently.
The unique advantage: The result arrives at the setup station with no loss of information – because the NC output automatically generates precise and comprehensiveNC documentation. The person responsible for the setup can immediately see what needs to be done. Clear component designations show the clamping devices required, how many are needed and where they have to be positioned.