Software for Electrodes

The new SDK Electrode application from Vero International, Inc. (Wixom, MI) was created by assembling and adjusting some modules that already existed within the company’s VISI-Series product range.

The new SDK Electrode application from Vero International, Inc. (Wixom, MI) was created by assembling and adjusting some modules that already existed within the company’s VISI-Series product range. The first step is to identify the erosion area, to extract the electrodes, define the stock and create a link with the electrode holder and to check for any potential collision with the workpiece. When the electrodes construction has been completed it is necessary to set up the production process. Using SDK Electrode the operator creates the production job order, defining the geometry, the position of the electrodes and the stock data (material, gap, pallet, etc). At this point, stock cutting operations and electrodes milling operations are produced directly by the machine operator. Once milling operations have been completed, the program assembles the individual electrode ISO files and checks for collision between tool movements and electrodes sizes, ultimately configuring the pallet structure. It then defines the tools warehouse, assigns the technology conditions and arranges the work sequence—providing complete automatic programming of the die sinking machine. The final result is not only the automatic generation of command and technology files but also the production of the machine equipment layout, configurations and the position lists.