- November 5, 2019
- Posted by: Editor
- Category: Metacam
How to reduce on the time spent on programming parts manually? How to remove manual repetitive tasks?
Read below to find solution on how to improve manufacturing flexibility, automate nesting, create real-time production scheduling and track your orders and much more….
MetaCAM Enterprise is a front end for the existing Meta based products which brings all the power of MetaCAM and MetaBEND into an automated but highly flexible database driven system. Enterprise is designed to bring as much automated flexibility as possible whilst giving a live link to the shop floor for real time order scheduling and work tracking.
Enterprise can also accept ERP / MRP / MES production schedules in a variety of formats which can be configured to run in a fully automated programming to nesting configuration.
The Enterprise file system helps you store everything in the new central database engine. Perform rapid and detailed search with clear, simple to read visual information for part or job information
Use MetaCAD 2D and /or 3D which has an integrated link with Enterprise saving additional time with offline file creation. Or simply select the 2D or 3D files (SolidWorks files, DXF, DWG, IGES and many more) you want to upload, and Enterprise will validate the geometry, check for valid material assignment and tool for all manufacturing capable machines. Enterprise’s validation will automatically suppress any part that could not be produced on a certain operation due to machine restrictions.
Auto tooling on Enterprise has been upgraded through the new database driven system as you create or import parts the system will automatically tool them for every machine you have and like the geometry importing will visually highlight any problems or in some cases will lock the part from a certain machine if that machine cannot physically process the part.
Enterprise has CAD/CAM revision control where you can easily track your part revisions, along with the details of the change, ability to roll back to prior versions and a visual overlay to see the graphical part revisions to compare the differences.
Enterprise supports ERP/MRP/MES based production schedules using custom bridges that are used to easily import order data into your production software. Simply setup your customized bridge and use Enterprise can pull in orders into production.
• Bridge the gap between your ERP and MetaCAM software
• Use Spreadsheet to automatically create orders
• Import Order relevant data, due dates, quantities and customer info into jobs.
• Process orders by Work orders or Bill of Materials (BOM)
Like the importing and tooling nesting takes place on the server with a simple click to release the job Enterprise will trigger the parts for nesting in the background along with visually showing the results and trapping on any potential errors or low yield (configurable by customer) “Good” nests are sent straight to the operators console.
Enterprise also has a library search feature where the system can automatically locate old nests and re-issue them directly to the shop floor without any programming or re nesting taking place.
The operator console is designed to visually show the operator the nests to run along with giving offline operations the overview of jobs in production. The console allows for booking of components, recording of any rework and sending the NC Code and also carries through to secondary operations. In addition to these features the operator screen is real time and being so removes the typical CAD/CAM paper trail from the office to the shop floor.
With Enterprise being a database driven system there is an additional wealth of information available from tooling data to production data and quality metrics all of which are easily created with a report designer that also doubles as a metric board and will rotate key metrics based on the customers design. You can also use the Android app on the move. The app allows real time access to information in the shop so you can check status of parts, production jobs and many other metrics.
MetaCAM is the new frontier in the sheet metal CAD/CAM world and is currently the most comprehensive end-to-end solution. MetaCAM’s consistent user interface and seamless integration of all modules, for example MetaWorks-SolidWorks enable users to catalyze high productivity and shorten the learning curve in diverse industrial sectors.
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