The Digital Shop Floor from HEIDENHAIN delivers practical solutions and competent services for complete digitalization, providing 360° of insight into manufacturing environments. Along with its familiar StateMonitor and PlantMonitor solutions, HEIDENHAIN is presenting two new software tools at AMB 2022 in Stuttgart: JobManager for job planning and PartCalculator for easy estimation of production times and costs.
JobManager for streamlined job planning
JobManager is a new Digital Shop Floor software solution from HEIDENHAIN for precise job planning. Equipped with this software, users can easily manage and edit the job data required for detailed job planning, enjoying a clear overview over all created jobs. Operators can sort and filter the job list as desired, as well as update or add information to a job at any time. Links to job-related documentation such as CAD data or technical drawings can also be added to the job data.
Job and workflow data can also be added and edited, including planned setup times, part production times and transport durations. This workflow data can then be assigned to the appropriate machine. Users benefit from a clear overview over the current utilization of their machines, allowing them to estimate the delivery date for new jobs. They can also react flexibly to sudden planning changes. The transparent planning made possible by JobManager even enables improved machine utilization.
PartCalculator for time and cost estimation
The new PartCalculator software allows users to analyze the 3D models and technical drawings of milled parts. Based on the analyzed part features, PartCalculator estimates the production time and manufacturing cost, thereby supporting the quoting process early on through CAD data and technical drawings.
During analysis, PartCalculator extracts part features and production-relevant information such as tolerances and thread sizes. The user only needs to enter the material and quantity, along with any relevant optional information such as rework processes. PartCalculator then provides the production time in minutes and the production cost in euros per part, thereby supporting fast and reliable price estimation for CNC-milled parts.