The arrival of a new CNC Machine Tool is always a positive event for the manufacturing department and the workshop, while for the Technical Department it represents an increase in work if the CN is not one which has already been programmed.
The Machine Tool which has impressed you most and which you have bought often does not offer the possibility to adapt the CN you are already using on other machines and therefore the possibility to re-use the old programs - which are nearly always hundreds or even thousands - with few changes.
For the above-mentioned reasons we have designed a software called “NC CONVERTER”, which converts a program made for a CN identified as “A” into another one for a CN identified as “B” !
This function is offered as an extension of our ATP/EDIT software, which first displays the program to be converted, then, with a single simple command called "CONVERSION", it displays the new program and, if necessary, both of them.
Examples of conversion
- SIEMENS 840D → HEIDENHAIN 530
- SIEMENS 840D → HEIDENHAIN 530 ISO
- SIEMENS 840D → FANUC i 31
- HEIDENHAIN 530 → FANUC i 31
- FANUC T → ELEXA
- ELEXA → FANUC T
- FANUC → HEIDENHAIN ISO
- SIEMENS 840C → SIEMENS 840D
- ECS 2302 → SIEMENS 840D
Given the flexibility in customization, it is also possible to consider the conversion of formats which are not necessarily ISO. A recent conversion which has become our pride and joy, is the conversion of the format of a definitely advanced programming system such as “SHOP MILL” by SIEMENS into an ISO format. In particular we have developed its conversion into FANUC i 18.
SIEMENS SHOP-MILL → FANUC i 18