CGTech and Zoller have developed an interface that links CGTech’s Vericut CNC verification and simulation software to Zoller’s TMS tool database.
“A complete set of cutting tools for a job are quickly and easily transferred from the Zoller TMS database to Vericut,” says Bill Hasenjaeger, CGTech product marketing manager.
Vericut simulates CNC machining to identify errors in the NC programs such as collisions, over-travel, gouges, etc. It enables manufacturers to verify the accuracy of the program before it is loaded on the machine, thereby reducing or eliminating the need for time-consuming manual prove-outs. Vericut also is designed to improve machining efficiency by optimizing cutting speeds. Zoller’s TMS tool management solution combines cutting tool information provided by cutting tool suppliers as well as actual, physical tools that are scanned through the Zoller presetter and measuring machine product line.