Product Spotlight: Punch Press
Improving your process
Punch technology has advanced tremendously in the last five years, and SigmaNEST has been on the leading edge of running punch presses to maximum capability. Don’t get left behind with software designed for programming punch machines from 20 years ago. The artificial intelligence behind SigmaNEST automates the important things, like rolling tools and family part groups, while optimizing tooling sequences and reducing programmer intervention.
The SigmaNEST punch press software utilizes NC optimization algorithms to make it as efficient as possible and with smart NC, SigmaNEST nests to reduce both tool wear and tool changes needed. The SigmaNEST punch press software also includes what is called “lights out operations” that supports automatic robotic part sorting and stacking systems, allows nests to run throughout the night and will run complex material handling systems.
Some of the basic features of the SigmaNEST punch press solution include: precise and innovative functions for manual tooling, fast and easy-to-use automatic punching, tool clearances and tool database and clamp recognition and common line punching. SigmaNEST also offers more advanced features such as punch with tabbing, real-time tooling for most recent tool set, reducing setup time and common line punch with micro-joint and tabs. SigmaNEST learns the user’s favorite tooling combinations with the Create Tool Pattern function. To learn about the full functionality of SigmaNEST punch press software and to see SigmaNEST in action, click here .
SigmaTEK customer, GK Industries, utilizes SigmaNEST punch press and while parts nesting was important, GK also wanted to shorten cutting cycles and control costs. With SigmaNEST, productivity improvement was achieved as nesting time was cut significantly. Today SigmaNEST is powering GK’s laser, plasma and punch fabrication. As the company continues to expand, it’s important that they have the software flexibility to run all fabrication machinery regardless of type or brand.
SigmaNEST offers automatic nesting and programming for machines with custom features and capabilities. We offer numerous punch press software options that will meet any punching need a manufacturer has. To see the full list of punch packages, visit Punch Basic, Punch Combo, Punch PowerPack, Punch Techno.