May 6, 2008
By DE Editors
IMS Software (Haverhill, MA) released IMSverify for complex machining operations and multiaxis machines that increase the risk for programming errors, which can result in incorrect or incomplete material removal, interference between machine components and fixtures, and damage to the part and/or the machine.
IMSverify can provide an NC verification solution for checking the postprocessed code that will run on the machine — not simply the APT or CL file verified within the CAM system.
Verification of the actual G-code that will run on the machine ensures that the part will be cut correctly, says the company. Full machine simulation with clash detection allows for accurate analysis of the complete machining environment, including all machine components, fixtures, tools, and tool holders.
True solids-based simulation provides for accurate verification of material removal. You can import stock and fixture information as solids from your CAM system, and save the resulting parts from the simulation as solids as in-process stock, or for comparison to the original design data.
The integration of IMSverify with IMSpost lets users simultaneously view the CAM system data (APT), G-code from the postprocessor, and the material removal in a single interface. You can step through the process to see what's happening, and how to address issues using breakpoints (at specific blocks, tool changes, conditions); dynamic rotation, pan and zoom while cutting; synchronized APT, G-code, and material removal; full multiaxis support; detailed representations of tool, tool holder, stock, clamps, and fixtures; and solids-based material removal with advanced visualization.
Plus, the same postprocessor development technology used in IMSpost allows for customization of the controller emulator in IMSverify to support the features of your CNC control.
For details, go to IMS Software.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.