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CIMCO CNC Software & Solutions

SOFTWARE FOR MANUFACTURING
CIMCO Software was developed as a solution for Computer Integrated Manufacturing.

Adding CIMCO products to your shop floor will not only give you great tools to get the job done, but also a powerful and integrated platform for editing, designing, visualizing, managing and communicating CNC programs and related content.

CIMCO PROBING FOR MASTERCAM

Program your machining probe as easily as programming toolpaths with this fully-integrated probing add-on for Mastercam by CIMCO.

Key Features:

  • Predefined Probe Cycles
    CIMCO Probing includes a wide range of Probe Cycles to handle most measurement needs. Cycles can be customized through user-defined parameters with assisting drawings that make it easy to see what each parameter controls in the cycle. For convenience, CIMCO Probing can intelligently fill in parameter values based on stock model geometry.
  • Surface Probing
    Surface Probing makes it easy to select surface points and surface normals on curved geometry. For any point chosen on the model, a measuring cycle is generated and the result of the measurements is compared with the 3d model.
  • Seamless Integration
    CIMCO Probing works seamlessly inside Mastercam and includes its own dedicated tab in the Ribbon bar with icons for adding Cycle or Surface Probing. Probing options are shown in the Manager Panel and once a cycle is added, it is stored in Mastercam’s Toolpath Manager where it can be repeatedly adjusted as needed.
  • Simulation
    All probe tool movements can be fully visualized and verified using Mastercam’s Backplot, Verify and Machine Simulation. In addition to being convenient, this also provides confidence that your probe tool remains undamaged during machining. Probe tool collisions can be detected and resolved before the program is machined.
CIMCO EDIT 8

The CNC Editor of choice for CNC Programmers around the world who demand a reliable, cost-effective and professional editing tool.

Key Features:

  • Essential editing tools
    It has no program size limitations and includes CNC code specific options such as line numbering / renumbering, character handling and XYZ range finder. It also features math functions.
  • Faster editing with NC Assistant
    CIMCO Edit includes built-in cycles and macros for the most common operations, such as program start, program stop and tool change. You can also record or create custom cycles and macros for the operations most common to your own specific setups and applications.
  • Graphical backplotter
    The 3D Mill / 2D Lathe backplotter handles your 3-axis Mill and 2-axis lathe CNC programs with step and continuous forward and reverse plotting.
  • Intelligent file compare
    CIMCO Edit features a fast and fully configurable side-by-side file compare, allowing the user to quickly identify CNC program changes.
CIMCO DNC MAX 8

The latest version in a long line of proven DNC solutions. An advanced DNC server with online feed/speed adjustment, remote administration and much more.

Key Features:

  • CNC hardware compatibility, software update
    In addition to standard Fanuc/Haas style controls DNC-Max includes comprehensive support for Heidenhain, Mazak, Fagor, and many others.
  • Powerful PC client
    The DNC-Max Client is the PC interface of DNC-Max and allows users to manage local or remote file transfers, monitor machine ports, and perform remote network configuration and administration of multiple servers – from a single point.
  • Client/server, configuration, port organization
    The DNC-Max Server is the core component of DNC-Max and handles all communication activities and calculations. It can be run as an application or as a service in the background as required.
  • Send, receive, remote request
    The advanced remote control features of DNC-Max allow operators to initiate program transfers directly from the CNC control or from a mobile device using the DNC-Max Web Client.
  • Integration
    In addition to the stand-alone PC Client, the full DNC-Client is also available as an add-on for CIMCO Edit providing a seamlessly integrated application interface.
  • Next generation web client
    The DNC-Max Web Client is a modern, browser-based application that works on mobile, tablet, desktop and TV. It supports local/remote file transfers, file preview, transfer queue, port organization and much more.
CIMCO NC Base 8

Serves as an extension to CIMCO Edit and DNC-Max and provides CNC programmers with a powerful, flexible and effective tool for CNC program management.

Key Features:

  • Information management
    NC-Base is the CNC program management tool that allows you to organize and manage your CNC programs and related production documents most effectively through the use of a reliable and fast SQL relational database.
  • Production centric
    With NC-Base CNC programmers and production staff can assemble virtual folders containing all the necessary data used by machinists, operators, quality staff, and others who are responsible for finished parts.
  • Send any document to the shop floor
    Setup sheets, tool lists, images, and other vital information may be accessed from PCs running the NC-Base Client or printed out for manual distribution.
  • Update and access documents easily
    CNC operators can access and update the database directly from the CNC control, or any PC on the shop floor.
CIMCO MDC-Max 8

A real-time machine data collection system that gives you instant reports and charts about your shop floor productivity.

Key Features:

  • Improved efficiency
    Identify causes of production loss and potential areas of improvement for better utilization of resources and data-driven process adjustments.
  • Accurate data collection
    Eliminate manual, time consuming and often inaccurate data collection by automating and streamlining the data collection process.
  • Real-time monitoring
    Monitor and visualize the performance of equipment and personnel to improve response times, identify potential errors early, and improve overall company communication.
  • Real-time & historic reports
    Eliminate guesswork. Understand the inner workings of your production with customized real-time and historic reports including machine downtime, OEE and other essential KPIs.
  • Reduce administration time
    Update your ERP, MES or other administrative system directly with real-time data as it is received from equipment and personnel.
  • Access your data anywhere
    Easily check the status of equipment or any other information critical to your operation from your mobile device.
CIMCO CNC Calc 8

A basic CAD/CAM for the shop floor that works inside CIMCO Edit 8. This add-on is a fast and effective solution for solving problems with complex 2D geometry.

Key Features:

  • Easy to use
    Designed for ease-of-use that enables the user to draw contours fast and easily

  • Smart functions for a faster workflow
    Includes functions for trimming, snapping, rounding corners and generating bolt hole patterns

  • Imports DXF files
    From DXF files generate toolpaths for lathe and mills, such as ISO, Fanuc and Heidenhain controllers.

  • Automatic toolpath calculation in seconds
    CIMCO CNC-Calc performs geometric calculations and toolpath creation in seconds

  • Utilize all the powerful features of CIMCO Edit
    NC-Assistant, Cycles/Macros, file-comparer, graphical backplotter and more

CIMCO MDM 8

Lets you manage, transfer and access CNC programs, setup sheets, tool lists, pictures and other essential information directly on the shop floor.

Key Features:

  • Client/server architecture
    Machines on your network can also connect to the MDM Server and access dedicated machine directories. This provides a number of advantages such as sending and receiving files directly from the machine control.

  • Software integration
    CIMCO MDM integrates with all your existing applications and has special support for exchanging and managing tool information, NC programs, and previews with CAM software from different vendors.
  • User and group management
    CIMCO MDM provides a highly flexible and secure User Management and Permissions system that enables an administrator to specify the level of access for each user and group.
  • MDM web client
    The MDM Web Client enables users to manage documents on the MDM Server from a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet. Documents can be previewed, modified, and sent to machines.
  • Automated processes
    This enables MDM to e.g. lock or unlock NC files, set a transfer limit, send an email notifications, or request a comment when a certain status-change occurs.
CIMCO Filter 8

Drastically reduces machining time by converting multiple linear moves into arc moves, creating a much smoother toolpath.

Key Features:

  • Improves efficiency
    CIMCO Filter improves the efficiency of your old controls, and allows you to fully utilize the 3D arcs and NURBS options on newer controls.
  • Replacement of linear moves
    CIMCO Filter replaces the linear movements (G1 in ISO code) output from the CAM system with arc moves (G2/G3 in ISO code).
  • Match CNC control and accuracy
    It is possible to set tolerance, arc type, number of decimals and minimum and maximum arc radii to match the CNC control and the desired accuracy.
  • ISO, Heidenhain and CL-data formats
    CIMCO Filter reads NC-programs in ISO and Heidenhain format and CL-data such as APT files from leading CAD/CAM manufacturers.
  • Reduction limits
    The machining strategy applied will affect the possible reduction; if there are no moves restricted to one of the three main planes (G17, G18 and G19), no reduction will occur.
  • Stand-alone or Powercut
    CIMCO Filter is used as a stand-alone program, however, it can be purchased as part of the Powercut software.
CIMCO NFS/FTP Server

DNC Networking using standard Ethernet connections with NFS or FTP. Large NC programs are transferred from the PC to the CNC controller in seconds.

Key Features:

  • Transfer NC programs
    Transfer large NC programs in seconds rather than minutes
  • Multiple exports
    It is even possible to export the same folder with different export names and access rights for different machines.
  • Networking with NFS and CNC machines
    The CIMCO NFS Server enables CNC Machines to access the files in a shared folder – called an export – on a server, using a standard network.
  • Security
    CIMCO NFS Server provides a user configurable Access Control List. Only machines whose IP addresses are specified in the Access Control List of an export are allowed access to that export.
  • Configuring the NFS server
    On Windows computers, the server runs as a service, and the NFS Server can be set to start each time the computer does and even is compatible with legacy Windows 95/88 operating systems.
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