Sep 28, 2015 -- ModuleWorks, the leading supplier of CAD/CAM components for 5-Axis machining and CNC simulation, and Fanuc Europe, a dedicated specialist for factory automation, are pleased to present the results of their partnership at EMO 2015 in Milan.
On the ModuleWorks stand at EMO will be a demonstration of real-time collision avoidance running on the Fanuc controller. This technology will be available to any machine tool company using Fanuc controls.
The collision avoidance takes into account the entire machine environment, including machine elements such as the table and spindles, set-up elements such as clamps and fixtures, and job elements such as the in-process stock and tools.
The simulation and collision checking is available in all controlled modes, including Jog mode, and can even be used for a dry-run to validate the NC program before machining.
In addition, the simulation may be connected to Fanuc’s virtual control software, NC Guide, to allow offline simulation during the design or programming stage.
For more information and live demonstrations, please see the ModuleWorks team at EMO 2015 in Hall 04, Booth B38.
ModuleWorks is a software component provider for the CAD/CAM industry. ModuleWorks’ expertise in 5-Axis Machining and Simulation is recognized throughout the CAM industry and its software components and development services are used by the majority of the leading CAM vendors. ModuleWorks 5-Axis and Simulation software has been used in the manufacture of complex parts for over a decade and they have many users in the global CAD/CAM industry.
FANUC Corporation, headquartered at the foot of Mt. Fuji, Japan, is a world leading and global manufacturer of factory automation, covering CNC, Robots and Robomachines. Since its inception in 1956, FANUC has contributed to the automation of machine tools as a pioneer in the development of computer numerical control equipment. FANUC Corporation has a global presence and employees over 5000 people worldwide.
FANUC Europe Corporation is a subsidiary of FANUC Corporation, headquartered in Echternach, Luxembourg. From this central location it provides a full range of services to its 16 European subsidiaries and service locations. Founded in 2012, FANUC Europe Corporation employs approximately 180 staff members in Echternach and a further 1200 across Europe.