CNCMotion integrates interactive 3D simulation with CNCBase machine control software for dynamic simulation and graphic tracking of Intelitek’s CNC mills and lathes.
CNCMotion simulates the entire machining process in real time-accurately reflecting the movement of machine components and tools, and the form of raw materials changing into finished parts.
The virtual machines in CNCMotion respond to errors and environmental conditions in the same way as safeguards on real machines prevent injury and damage. Safety measures include halting NC program execution upon impact or axis limit, and warnings of unsafe hardware conditions (e.g., safety shield open, tool missing, tool impact on the cross-slide or holding device).
As a powerful visualization tool, the software enables testing and debugging of programming, as well as full machine setup, prior to actual CNC machining and turning.
The simulation includes fixturing with all available Intelitek hardware options. For example, simulated stock holding options for the Super proLIGHT 1000 machining center include a 52-piece hold-down set, machinist vise, low profile clamping kit and two air vises. Simulated tooling options for the Super proLIGHT 1000 include flat end mills, ball end mills and drills, along with R-8 tooling, quick-change tooling, and automatic tool changing (ATC).
The realistically simulated CNC machines give students and machine operators valuable experience before they begin working in a CNC workshop.