Vero has launched Radan 2019 R1. A significant update in Radan 2019 R1makes the popular Radquote function easily accessible to different categories of employees. Product manager Olaf Körner says that Radquote users are generally not the staff who program machine tools with Radan. Sowe’ve made Radquote completely standalone and easy to use by anyone – automatically using machine technology for the quote, with Radquote calculating the accurate cycle time and the best material usage. This achieves an accurate quote every time, providing consistency and transparency, irrespective of who is producing the quote.
It’s also been enhanced to effectively deal with DXF files and also, soon, 3D files, as well as geometry that hasn’t been created yet. For example, if a component contains a number of holes, Radquote can produce a quote based on that information, without needing to know exactly where the holes are.
Radquote also links seamlessly with most ERP systems, particularly WorkPLAN. This means that if there’s a material price rise recorded in the ERP system, Radquote will utilize that information.
Radan CAD/CAM is a key area where click habits have been reviewed and advanced for simpler use – saving time and refining business processes.
The latest update also provides material cost saving through importing remnants via the Raster to Vector function, and a stronger Web option. Olaf Körner explains that import a remnant via Raster to Vector can be used to eliminate wasting expensive remnants, such as specialized metals which can’t be scrapped. Users can now take a photograph of the sheet and bring it into the CAM system, giving the approximate dimensions, to use later. The system then draws a remnant with that shape cut out and you can use it again.
The Batch Nest function now benefits from a stronger web option which allows parts to be nested evenly across a sheet. This is optimized for the best cut option, where nothing else will fit on the sheet, and is particularly useful to stop sheets moving on punch presses, while preventing heat build-upon lasers by ensuring an adequate space between parts.
Three important updates feature in Radbend, including:improved automatic fingerstop positioning for sharp-angled parts; pre-selection of the bend process depending on the tool selection; and filter tool profiles. OlafKörner explains the tool filter options as while every tool purchased is in Radbend’s tool library, it can also now show tools filtered according to manufacturer. It also shows all the tools capable of producing the required bend. To reduce that list even further, you can set additional filters. ‘Available,’ is for all tools in the system;‘Valid’ are tools that would fit the job; and ‘Mapped’ shows tools which are already programmed and ready to go onto a specific machine. Mapped tools are particularly valuable for identifying what tool is available on which machine and in saving time, as setting up a tool involves measuring, and maybe even carrying out test bends, which can take around 20 minutes.
Radm-ax developments include automatic heat avoidance, hazard avoidance and common line cutting. A new cutting sequence for heat avoidance has been added to prevent heat build-up in the component. Improvements to hazard avoidance, calculating a better and safer path around hazards, and an increase in the ability to cut more difficult angles, such as 30-degree angles, with common line cutting, will also benefit production times.
Multiple Nesting in Radm-ax is now easier, as setup nesting screens have been updated to improve workflow and clarity. A basic nester was added to provide a faster way to nest a single part with the addition of different parts to fill the remaining tube. Organizing the workflow is also easier, thanks to an improved naming convention for generated files. And changes have been made to tube alignment options, making it easier to pick the correct point for alignment with the machine axis.
About Vero Software
Headquartered in England, Vero Software designs, develops, and supplies CAD/CAM/CAE software radically enhancing the efficiency of design and manufacturing processes, providing its customers with exceptional value through high productivity gains and significantly reducing time to market. The company’s world-renowned brands include Alphacam, Cabinet Vision, Edgecam, Machining STRATEGIST, PEPS, Radan, SMIRT, SURFCAM, WorkNC and VISI, along with the production control MRP system Javelin. Despite the diversity of application, these solutions have one thing in common: they all address the rising challenges of achieving manufacturing efficiencies and bring huge value to the operations in which they are deployed.
Vero has direct offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Japan, USA, Brazil, Netherlands, China, South Korea, Spain and India supplying products to more than 45 countries through its wholly owned subsidiaries and reseller network.
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