cncKad lets you specify the exact tool setup for your turret, thus ensuring your NC code runs smoothly on the machine.
You can define tools for specific stations in the turret using a graphic interface, allowing you full control over tool selection, including Auto Index and multitools.
cncKad supports Auto Index stations, which facilitate productive and effective manufacturing, thus easing machine wear, reducing the quantity of used tools, and resulting in shorter NC programs.
The LASTSET file is an alternative to the whiteboard often found next to machines, which machine operators use to update the current tools in the turret. Because it shows which tools are currently loaded in the machine, the LASTSET feature is useful in two important ways:
- It automatically calculates which changes the machine operators must make in the tooling to produce the next part.
- It helps the engineers select tools when processing parts. Different tools may often be used for the same job, and intelligent selection helps minimize tool changes, thereby saving time.
Using cncKad‘s extensive and powerful CAD commands, quickly and easily design components, or edit imported projects from customer systems.
cncKad punching creates programs for your punch machine from CAD files and designs.
cncKad cutting creates programs for your cutting machine from CAD files and designs.
cncKad creates efficient NC programs, taking machine capabilities and limitations into consideration.
Step-by-step, cncKad’s simulation displays the generated NC code, graphically showing the results of each operation.
cncKad supports 2D milling for forming pockets and shaped contours.
cncKad supports drilling machines and combination machines with an extra drilling head.
cncKad provides full manual and automatic support for busbar parts.
cncKad‘s easy-to-use tube cutting module offers fast and simple programming for CNC tube cutting machines.
The DNC program offers up/download communication with the machine controller for remote batch loading and NC file extraction.
Metalix offers detailed cncKad reports using a variety of production report templates.