New CNC control app: efficient and easy to use

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[Translate to Español:] DressingApp Okuma

Okuma Dressing App for automated dressing process

Okuma, a world market leader for CNC machine tools and process optimisation, working together with Dr. Kaiser Diamantwerkzeuge GmbH & Co. KG, has developed a new control app for CNC programs: The Okuma Dressing App is one of the most innovative dressing technologies on the market. It is highly efficient and extremely easy to use.

The new Okuma Dressing App is the result of intense cooperation between Okuma and Dr. Kaiser Diamantwerkzeuge GmbH & Co. KG. The control application calculates all dressing parameters, independently reads the available data and transfers the values directly to the CNC program. Manual calculations and double entries are now things of the past.

A complete solution with the control app

What matters most is selecting the right dressing parameters, such as dressing speed ratio or dressing feed rate. Working in conjunction with Dr. Kaiser Diamantwerkzeuge GmbH & Co. KG, Okuma analysed the possibilities already offered by existing apps and the parameters needed to further optimise the grinding process. The realisation: above all, what was missing was user-friendliness and efficiency.

The Okuma Dressing App can be opened and operated directly from the main screen of the controller. The user only has to enter the geometry of the dresser and the desired values for speed ratio, infeed depth and overlaying amount. The app then automatically transfers to the CNC program the values for feed rate and cutting depth, the dressing speed and the direction of rotation is directly transferred to the Dr. Kaiser inverter.

Contour-controlled speed adjustment and constant speed ratio

The Okuma Dressing App had to prove its functionality in a test cut. It passed with flying colours. The control automatically read out the grinding wheel speed and diameter and from these calculated the peripheral speed. The app used this value to determine the speed of the dressing wheel, with reference to the selected speed ratio. This means the Okuma Dressing App can create constant cutting conditions over the entire grinding wheel and keep the speed ratio constant even with large steps in the contour.

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