Moreover, because it is PC-based, the controller can handle many of the functions that once required an off-line computer
and an experienced programmer.
Mr Hunter programs the more complicated parts on an off-line computer
, using Bridgeport EZCAM software.
The Topscan Process Optimizer is a step beyond the company's Topdie off-line computer
simulation of temperature profiles within the pultrusion die, says president Joe Sumerak.
As the probe touches the model or prototype, 3-D points are generated and uploaded to the off-line computer. There, all CAM features are at the operator's fingertips.
A recent survey estimates that with an off-line computer for part-programming, the average shop can save at least 240 hours a year in program entry time.
The geometric phase of programming can be conducted at the CMM, at a CAD station, or at a desk with an off-line computer
. Drawer 2 - Tolerancing tools.
They also hide files on thumb drives, which they carry at all times and use only on off-line computers
sells and services a complete line of equipment that monitors a variety of business situations through card-activated electronic systems, closed-circuit TV, videotape, and on- and off-line computers