Sunday, March 16, 2014

MMTS 2014: SPRING Technologies showcases WYSIWYC® − the mobile and synchronized NC simulation solution – for the first time in North America

The award-nominated system features the shop floor appropriate Panasonic Toughpad equipped with NCSIMUL Player 9.1, the CNC simulation reviewer of NCSIMUL Machine

SPRING Technologies, developer of software solutions that enable manufacturers to optimize their CNC machines, is exhibiting in booth 868 at the MMTS (Montreal Manufacturing Technology Show), from May 12 to 14.

SPRING’s exhibit will highlight the features, benefits, and applications of company’s flagship simulation software, NCSIMUL Machine and Player 9.1. Specifically, with the growing adoption of remote and mobile software accessibility, SPRING will demonstrate its recently introduced mobile system called WYSIWYC® (What You See Is What You Cut). 
Thanks to NCSIMUL Player 9.1 embedded on a fully rugged, mobile Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 and connected to machine tool controllers such as Fanuc CNCs, shop floor operators and managers are able to interact remotely – in 3D and in real time using intuitive touch controls – with one or several CNC machines and their machining processes, as they execute the CNC program on the machine.
3D animations of CNC machining processes, as well as related work instruction sheets are directly accessible from the mobile application.

To further strengthen the system, real time synchronization of both 3D CNC simulations and work instruction sheets with real machining processes are available as optional features of NCSIMUL Player 9.1.
This breakthrough capability is a valuable decision-making asset in the production environment that enhances shop floor communication. Because of the instant access to vital information, decreasing machining errors, supervising multiple machines, and conducting smoother changeovers, the productivity gains can reach at least 25% according to the company.
“I frequently get the question as to why our system features a Toughpad as opposed to the ubiquitous iPad,” says Philippe Solignac, Corporate Marketing Director for SPRING Technologies. “It’s simple,” he states.
“The Panasonic Toughpad is designed and built for the shop floor environment which can often be harsh. The Toughpad is able to run any enterprise software, even 3D demanding ones, thanks to the latest Intel core chipsets integrated technology. The less powerful, less open, and more delicate iPad can only offer simulation viewing capabilities, which is rather useless to shop floor staff, especially NC operators.”
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