March 8, 2022
HCL Technologies (HCL) is implementing ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions Interface in HCL CAMWorks software. The ZOLLER Interface supplies customers with advanced tool database management options, an overview of available tools and eliminates the need to maintain multiple tool databases.
With the ZOLLER Interface in CAMWorks, tool data is standardized and the exchange of data between the two software systems is automated. Customers only need to enter the information for their cutting tools in once into the central ZOLLER tool database and the tools are imported automatically into CAMWorks. All of the tool parameters are captured, including contour line for holder and cutter, specific tool type, and technology data, such as feeds and speeds. The interface also allows users to define tools in the ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions software with the same tool types and parameters that are being used in CAMWorks.
Once a part model is programmed, the ZOLLER Interface generates a setup sheet that includes a list of tools used for the part. The setup sheet assists with tools assembly, measurement and sending measured values to the machine for cutting the parts. The ZOLLER Interface in CAMWorks decreases manual entry of tool data and streamlines tool management.
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