Optimizing a machining center
Original PLC program from the OEM,
NC program from the customer
Hard- and Software 8 years old (V5)
Cycle time per workpiece: 564 s
Rexroth Optimization solution
Reduce travelling path and set up strategy for tool changes
Hard- and Software
More performance with faster processors and memory
New Software functions e.g. edge rounding, graphical nc programming
CMP60 - > CMP70
V5 -> V12
Cycle Time Analysis
Reduce the non-productive times such as tool changing times, coolant switching, and clamping
The aim was to optimize a CNC machining center. In addition to the reduction of cycle times, it was important to demonstrate the supplier the technical capabilities of NC Simulation and to produce a realistic picture of costs and benefits.
The NC programs were already at a very high level. Nevertheless a cycle time reduction of 8 % and about 45 s could be achieved.