Radan’s Remnants and Part Picking, Vital Aspects of CIM

Remnant and part picking capabilities of the world’s most powerful sheet metal CAD/CAM software, Radan, are proving to be a vital part of Computer Integrated Manufacturing.

Recol Engineering are regarded as one of the most respected sheet metal fabrication companies in Europe, producing high quality, precision sheet metalwork in stainless and mild steel, and aluminium, largely for the food distribution industry. One of their main production lines is for stainless steel hoppers that measure food quantities for packing.

Their Amada F1 laser and the market-leading Amada EML 3510 NT with full automation, high speed servo-electric punch with combined 4 kw laser are both driven by Radan, from the Vero Software stable, and both have racking towers.

Recol’s head of Engineering Simon Hollin says part picking on the EML is an essential part of their production process. “But we had major issues regarding part picking with our previous software...it just wouldn’t do what we wanted it to, which is why we switched to Radan.”

Recol worked closely with Radan to ensure the software would handle their specific part picking requirements.

Now, when they have nests with large, similar parts, the EML combination laser-punch cuts the part three-quarters of the way out; then arms sucker the part for its final cut before it is stacked in a predetermined position on a bed. When the machine has completed all the part picks the skeleton is taken off and stacked at the back of the machine if it is scrap, or at the front if it can be used as a remnant.

“We can create as many as 50 nests and just leave the machine running overnight. It all helps us to achieve optimum production.”

And Radan’s renowned capability for handling remnants also ensures that material wastage is kept to a minimum, having a positive impact on the company’s bottom line.  “We have a number of nests that don’t use the whole sheet. Where we have a remnant it’s transferred into an ‘Unreleased’ folder. Once we’ve run the nest that’s been produced from it it’s transferred into our ‘Remnants’ folder. When we create another nest, Radan scans for remnants first, and puts as many parts as it can on those remnants before going on to use full sheets. This is done automatically and means we don’t have to buy as much raw material.”




Review Article Be the first to review this article
HP

Autodesk - DelCAM

Featured Video
Jobs
Senior Mechanical Engineer for Verb Surgical at Mountain View, CA
CAD Systems Administrator for KLA-Tencor at Milpitas, CA
Principal Research Mechatronics Engineer for Verb Surgical at Mountain View, CA
Lead Geospatial Analyst for Alion at McLean, VA
Industrial Designer Intern – Spring 2017 for Nvidia at Santa Clara, CA
Upcoming Events
SOLIDWORKS 2017 Launch Event – Walsall at Village Hotel Club, Walsall, WS2 8TJ Walsall United Kingdom - Mar 30, 2017
PI APPAREL Hong Kong 2017 at SHANGRI-LA KOWLOON 64 Mody Road Tsim Sha Tsui East Kowloon Hong Kong - Apr 5 - 6, 2017
SOLIDWORKS intro and hands on session – Slough at Baylis House, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3PB Slough United Kingdom - Apr 7, 2017
Engineer 3D! Training + Technology Conference at Hyatt Regency Milwaukee 333 West Kilbourn Avenue Milwaukee WI - Apr 25 - 26, 2017
MasterCAM



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy Advertise