“I can say that its (SigmaNEST) nesting capabilities and ease-of-use are just amazing.”
With the flexibility to cut or punch sheet steel Overlanders was well equipped to deliver fast turnaround and quality parts. But one piece of the productivity equation was missing: Nesting Software.
Truck, Auto, and Ag Equipment Supplier
40,000 Square Feet facility
Nearly 60 employees and two 8 hour daily shifts
Two laser and three punch machines fabricate steel thickness ranging from 24-gauge to ¾ inch plate
“We pride ourselves on being flexible and providing a full package for our customer, explained Engineering Manager George Moore. “We aren’t just cutting parts and sending them out the door. We offer added value for the parts we produce.” With this responsiveness in mind, Overlanders added a Muratec 2548 turret-punch press with FG 1250 loader to allow lights-out operation. The machine included SigmaNEST software that runs the entire process including automatic material handling. “When Muratec said they were going to use SigmaNEST it was a no-brainer that we should have it,” Moore said.
SigmaNEST is a complete nesting and manufacturing software that also instructs the machine exactly where to go on the material and where to punch. It provides the operator with material type / thickness and tooling requirements. SigmaNEST integrates with MRP systems to schedule jobs.
SigmaNEST is delivering measureable and sustainable results:
“I’ve used similar software for over 20 years and I can say that its nesting capabilities and ease-of-use are just amazing,” said Moore. “SigmaNEST is faster for punching and laser. I’m very impressed with how it works. It’s very intelligent software.”
SigmaNEST has boosted productivity by minimizing scrap and reducing setup times at the machines.
The new punch press with its material handling tower can run 24 hours a day unattended. Moore said, “It’s the software that makes this all work properly.”