As part of its e-F@ctory Digital Manufacturing initiative, Mitsubishi Electric is partnering with ModuleWorks to integrate the ModuleWorks machine simulation software into its CNC controls. The technology partnership enables users on the shop floor to benefit from powerful 3D graphical simulation with full-scene collision detection.
"The ModuleWorks simulation is part of our strategy of leveraging strong technology partnerships that add value to our numerical control equipment and enable us to continuously deliver the latest technology to our customers in the shortest time."
NC-System Department at Mitsubishi Electric
Integrated directly into the HMI, ModuleWorks machine simulation enhances the Mitsubishi controls with high-performance multi-axis milling and turning simulation including gouge and deviation analysis and collision detection with manual or automatic refinement of the simulation result. Workpiece coloring according to the sequence provides convenient visual analysis and enables operators to immediately identify and prevent potential collisions for safe and cost-effective machining.
“It’s great to see how our technology takes leading CNC manufacturers like Mitsubishi Electric a step further in their digital manufacturing strategies to improve machining performance, efficiency and safety. We look forward to a continued successful partnership and new technological developments.
Mark Foti, Head of Digital Factory at ModuleWorks.
In the next stage of the cooperation, the two companies are extending the simulation with ModuleWorks collision avoidance logic that automatically chooses the best way to handle the detected collisions.