CNC Machine Connect
High-Accuracy Digital Twins with a Live Connection to CNC Machines on the Floor
VERICUT’s CNC Machine Connect module works with Scytec’s DataXchange software to give users the ability to connect with and utilize the data from CNC machines on the shop floor.
Take CNC simulation to a new level by incorporating your CNC machine’s DNA to create the most accurate digital twin of your machine possible, and establish a more streamlined manufacturing process with the data needed to make more informed decisions.
CNC Machine Connect currently allows users to conduct a pre-check prior to running their part on the machine for the first time. Once a machine has been set up to run the part, use CNC Machine Connect to pre-check key aspects of the machine’s setup to ensure that unforeseen problems won’t be introduced in the machining environment compared with what was simulated in VERICUT.
Pre-check shows when machine parameters and setup details such as the main NC program, subprograms, work offsets, and more match what’s in VERICUT. If everything matches, press Cycle Start on the machine with confidence knowing everything possible has been done to verify that the program will run as expected.
Any significant differences are identified for investigation prior to machining, or you can use the “update” feature in CNC Machine Connect to update VERICUT with values from the machine. Rerun the simulation with values from the new machine to check that there are no new problems or unexpected errors related to the machine setup.
- Users can connect using Scytec’s Dataxchange software to view a list of monitored CNC machines accessible to VERICUT (milling and turning CNC machines with modern FANUC controls, such as 0i and 31i models).
- Read machine parameters to improve VERICUT’s digital twin machine.
- Read machine setup information such as main NC programs, subprograms, current axis positions, work offsets, and tooling to compare with VERICUT’s machine configuration (VMC).
- Identify differences between machine values and simulation values, and update the VERICUT simulation to verify that these values produce the intended result.
Features Coming Soon
- Stream machine movement and data live into VERICUT as your machine runs on the shop floor.
- Gain insight post-machining to investigate differences between how the part ran on the machine and simulation.
- Investigate potential issues that may have caused parts to be out of specification, review any modifications to the NC program subroutines, or feed rates and spindle speeds.
- Identify and review any errors or problems that resulted in overrides or emergency stops.
- Compare live cycle times to VERICUT’s predicted run times.