Easy machining with cycles
On the MANUALplus 620, you can use the handwheel to perform simple operations, such as turning or facing, just as on any conventional lathe. Standard machining operations, such as area clearance, slot milling, recess turning, undercutting, parting, thread cutting, drilling, and milling are stored in the MANUALplus 620 as cycles. You simply enter the positions, dimensions and specifications, and the control will automatically run the machining program.
Help graphics and dialogs illustrate the few entries needed for the cycles. Before cutting, use the simulation to assure yourself that the machining will run as planned.
You will always find the appropriate cycle in the cycle menus of the MANUALplus. Help graphics and dialogs explain the operation, all required dimensions and other entries. After entering these values, you can graphically inspect the cutting process and let the operation run automatically.
Simple programming with smart.Turn
The working block—called a unit—plays the central role in smart.Turn programs. A unit describes a machining step completely and unambiguously. The unit includes the tool call, the technology data, the cycle call, the approach and departure strategies as well as global data, such as safety clearance, etc. All these parameters are summarized in one, clearly structured dialog box.
With smart.Turn, you program with the aid of easy-to-use, unambiguous fillable forms. The overview form shows you a summary of the selected unit, and subforms provide information on the details of a working block. Clearly arranged help graphics illustrate all required input. If input options are available, smart.Turn displays a list of the available options for selection.
NC program at the push of a button with TURN PLUS
With TURN PLUS you can create part programs in a very short time. After you have entered the contour of the blank and finished part, you only need to select the material and clamping devices. TURNPLUS does everything else automatically: it generates the working plan, selects the machining strategy, selects the tools and cutting data, and generates the NC blocks.
Your result is a comprehensively commented smart.Turn program with working blocks (units). That gives you the assurance you need for optimization and safety when you're breaking in the part program. TURN PLUS can do all that for milling, drilling and boring operations with the C or Y axis on face and cylindrical surfaces as well as on rear-face surfaces in machines with opposing spindles.
ICP interactive contour programming
For jobs that cannot be machined with the standard cycles because of the complexity of the workpiece or the lack of certain dimensions in the workpiece drawing, you need ICP, the interactive contour programming. You describe the contour elements directly as they appear in the workpiece drawing. Or—if the drawing is available in DXF format—you simply import the contour.
When entering the data, you decide whether the coordinates are absolute or incremental, and whether you enter the end point or the length of the line or the center point or the radius of a circular arc. You also specify whether the path to the next contour element should be tangential or non-tangential.
As long as they are mathematically defined, the MANUALplus calculates missing coordinates, intersections, center points, etc. If the entered data permit several mathematically possible solutions, you can view the individual solutions and then select the proposal that matches the drawing. You can modify or change existing contours.