Software's Intuitive Features Aid CNC Users Programming Code

Originally titled 'Software's Intuitive Features Aid CNC Users Programming Code'

Using simple-to-understand icons and menus, Marposs Corp.’s Ready2Probe assists users in commands and codes to generate the measurement cycle within seconds based on the machine-tool part program.

Marposs Corp. offers its Ready2Probe software application, which is designed to assist CNC users when programming cycles for measuring and checking components and tools using Mida spindle probes, lasers, tool breakage detectors (tbd) and visual tool setters (vts). Using simple-to-understand icons and menus, Ready2Probe assists users in commands and codes to generate the measurement cycle within seconds based on the machine-tool part program. Marposs says that this helps to reduce programming time and errors when generating G-code while improving quality assurance.

Ready2Probe is a Windows-based application that is compatible with the CNC control interface or a computer. Upon initiation of the Ready2Probe program, users can interact with all of the Mida products. The software then prompts the user to input cycle-time information along with an option to input additional requirements. A macro string is then generated from this information, which the user can copy or transfer automatically into a part program. If needed, the user can also write the macro directly into the CNC by clicking a single button.

Marposs says that the software is highly intuitive. In addition to Windows availability, the software application is being developed for use on smart phones and tablets. Mobile applications already are available for FANUC CNC users who are running Android 4.1 and up and iOS 10.0 or later.

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