For Immediate Release
18th February 2008
JETCAM will be demonstrating the latest version and forthcoming features of its Expert CADCAM software for punching, profiling and routing technologies at the Press and Shear booth (No 4867) at MACH 2008, held at the Birmingham NEC between April 21st and 25th 2008. The latest version has seen further significant advances in all cutting technologies, nesting efficiency, automation and ease of use.
The latest version V16, under the slogan of ‘Twice the power of V8’, includes a raft of new features aimed at providing enhanced functionality and ease of use for interactive tasks along with further automation for users looking for semi or completely unmanned solutions. JETCAM will also be increasing the number of end user releases in 2008, ensuring that customers can immediately take advantage of each new feature as soon as it is available. Existing customers under maintenance with JETCAM will be able to take the latest version away with them at the stand at no cost.
JETCAM will be demonstrating V16’s new sequencing routines, which have been optimised to further improve the cutting path which can considerably reduce the overall cutting time of complex nests. A new reporting engine will also be shown, which provides comprehensive and customisable reports. A report designer is included, where users can simply drag and drop the required fields or tables of information onto the page. Single component or complete nest images can also be added. Reports of any size or format can be generated, including labels for single label printers.
In 2007 JETCAM signed a number of OEM agreements with machine tool manufacturers covering various cutting technologies – OMAX waterjets, HPM plasma machines, Zund composite cutters and Finn-Power punching and profiling machines. JETCAM Expert offers a system that provides complete interaction, complete automation, or a mixture of anything in between depending on each user’s unique requirements. The Remote Control Processing (RCP) allows external programs (such as MRP) to completely automate the programming and NC code generation process for complete hands-off operation.
The latest version of JETCAM Orders Controller (JOC) will also be on display. JOC allows for the remote creation of orders for components or assemblies within JETCAM Expert, and also provides a comprehensive reporting module. If used in conjunction with RCP, customers can expect a completely hands-free NC programming system, with machine operators using JOC to queue up orders, and the relevant NC code arriving at the right machine within seconds. New features include the ability to harness the power of multiple JETCAM Expert licenses to automatically nest components, with the next available Expert system processing queued orders.
Commented Mike Weber, Managing Director of JETCAM International; “2007 saw a significant increase in license sales through Press and Shear in the UK, and all the indicators point to further increases in 2008.”
Mark Britton, Managing Director of Press and Shear Ltd added; “JETCAM continues to be a strong line in our portfolio and MACH provides the perfect platform to demonstrate features that are relevant to the majority of attendees.”