According to the exhibitors, CNC machines only generate revenue when they are cutting good parts. In order to maximize output, the total machine time consumption, including preparation, per part must be minimized. In the view of the Swiss company, a successfully implemented PRT management system changes the way production preparation works across different departments and systems by implementing a single source database. It standardizes the workflow in production, automates data processing, stores CNC production data consistently, and makes it retraceable and reliable. It ultimately removes the data bottleneck in CNC production caused by too many people, systems, and departments being involved, as well as the voluminous data associated with virtual machining. Such a system allows the full capacity of the investments made in CNC production to be harnessed to accomplish the original goal. By utilizing this technology along with standardizing workflow, keeping the spindles running and maximizing revenue is said to be achievable.
Eliminating barriers to maximizing spindle time
Wintool has been developing and constantly improving a highly comprehensive, yet easy-to-use CNC data management solution for production resources and tools (PRT) management.