Check below the specifications and configurations available on the Excitech EHSW1228 machine plugin:
Available from version: Plugin Builder 184.108.40.206
Machine type: CNC Drilling Centre
Generated file extension: .Mpr
To check the settings on CNC Machines, click here.
Name: define the name for the machine.
IMPORTANT: The name set in this field also changes the name of the folder where the generated files will be saved.
Length X (mm): the value entered in this field indicates the maximum usable length of the machine.
Width Y (mm): the value entered in this field indicates the maximum usable width of the machine.
Use Campls: enable/disable the clamps.
Macro Clamp Positioning
Clamps lenght (mm): size of the machine's clamps, in millimeters.
Macro name: name of the macro to be used on the machine's command.
Clamp distance relative to piece edge (mm): distance from the center of the clamp to the edge of the part, in millimeters.
Clamp height measure (mm): height of contact between the machine clamps and the workpiece, in millimeters.
Minimum clamp contact length (mm): minimum contact length of the machine collet with the workpiece, in millimeters.
Minimum distance between clamps (mm): minimum distance between machine clamps, in millimeters.
Safety measure between operation and clamp: extra safety distance from the clamp for invalid operations.
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The mills are used to perform slotting and machining.
Contour machining start: defines where contour machining starts, at one of the corners or in the middle of one of the workpiece edges. This option is applicable only to external contour machining.
External contour cut direction: defines whether contour machining has to be done clockwise or counterclockwise.
Internal contour machining start: it defines internal machining to be made in a non-clockwise or anti-clockwise direction.
Internal milling cut direction: defines where internal contour machining starts, at one of the corners or in the middle of a machining edge.
Use cutting direction in single line operations: when you mark this setting, single-line machining operations follow the cutting direction of the mills. For more information click here.
Input type in linear machining: defines the type of input the tool will use when machining and contouring linear forms. Options Ramp, vertical, circular.
- Circular: in this type the tool descends outside the part and then starts cutting tangentially before entering the part.
- Vertical: in this type the tool descends vertically onto the workpiece and begins cutting.
- Ramp: in this type the tool descends by making a ramp until it reaches the maximum depth of operation.
Lead in extesion (mm): extension of the entrance before the contour cutting starts, equivalent to the red line in the image.
Lead in/Lead out
Distance between Lead In and Lead Out (mm): distance the tool exits and enters the part. It is advisable that this value be greater than zero so that the cut does not leave any fragments (burrs).
Lead Out extension (mm): output extension after machining/contouring is finished, equivalent to the red line.
Lead Out Type: defines the type of output that the tool will use when machining and contouring.
- In the vertical type, the tool descends vertically onto the workpiece and begins cutting.
- In the circular type, the tool descends outside the part and then starts cutting tangentially before entering the part.
- In the ramp type, the tool descends as a ramp and starts cutting.
Code: the code defined in this field must match the registration defined on the machine so that the tool can be located correctly.
Diameter (mm): tool diameter.
Feed rate: tool speed when advancing on the part, Standard is the default value used.
Name: the name defined in this field must match the registration defined on the machine so that the tool can be located correctly.
Overlap (mm): overpass between tool passes to avoid material leftovers.
Perform machining: if the machine does machining.
Rotation speed: rotational speed.
Working faces: faces where the tool is used to perform operations.
Define tool alignment type: enables the choice of compensation alignment if it is automatic, center, left or right.
Tool compensation side in over the internal geometry: sets the offset side of the tool relative to internal geometry.
Name: the name set in this field also changes the name of the folder where the generated files will be saved.
Alignment by face: defines whether the alignment face registered on each part is considered when generating programs. If yes, this face will be aligned according to the selected configuration. For more information click here.
Perform drilling: machine is enabled to drill holes.
Make slots: with the option checked the registered slot will be generated in the machine programs.
Perform machining: with the option checked the registered machining operations will be generated in the machine programs.
Variable usage field distance, in X axis: Distance from the end of the part on the X axis, which determines the area (blue area on the image) where operations should take variable part size minus the distance from the operation under consideration to the end.
Variable usage field distance, in Y axis: distance from the end of the part on the Y axis, which determines the area (red area on the image) where operations should take variable part size minus the distance from the operation under consideration to the end.
Invert variable fields: by checking this option, when a rotated part is generated, the fields invert as shown in the picture.
Slot processes: through the Plugin Builder, it is possible to create and determine types of processes for slots registered in the library, thus enabling the use of a certain tool for a certain slot. For more information click here.
Evaluate minimum widht for rotation: defines if in the generation of the programs the minimum dimension of the part to be rotated in the length direction will be evaluated. If yes, parts that have a face with a dimension smaller than the one defined will be rotated, they will have this face aligned to the machine width axis.
Minimum lenght allowed for rotations (mm):defines the minimum length allowed for rotations, in millimeters. If the part's length is shorter than defined, the largest part dimension will be set to X. (displayed value is 400).
Priorization order: defines the order of prioritization of operations for program generation. According to the order indicated in this field the plugin will prioritize in program A the selected option.
Example: In a part that has holes on one side and tears on the other side, the order indicated in this field will determine which of them will be prioritized in the A program.
Priorization head: head to be prioritized when creating the machine program.
Select the head: indicates which head will perform the operations, either the lower head, the upper head, or both. If only one head is used, operations on opposite sides are performed in different programs.
Slot Tool: tool used for slots.
IMPORTANT: This option is available when the Make Slots option is selected.
Operations Ordering: order that the machine performs operations. Example: in a part that has holes and tears on the same face the order indicated in this field will determine the sequence in which they will be executed by the machine.
Drill bit angle used in through holes: determine the drill bit end angle for through hole usage (from 25 to 90 degrees). This value is used in the calculation to determine the increment in the through-hole depth to ensure that the hole passes completely through the part.
Drill GAP in through hole operation (mm): determine the clearance of the drill for use in through holes.
Maximum diameter of horizontal Drill bit (mm): maximum diameter of the horizontal drills.
Maximum diameter of vertical Drill bit (mm): maximum diameter of the vertical drills, in millimeters. Maximum value: 35.
Maximum drilling depth: maximum depth that the drill can drill, in millimeters.
Maximum position of horizontal drilling in (Y): maximum position in which the machine can make horizontal holes in (y), in millimeters.
Maximum position of lateral drilling in (Y): maximum position in which the machine can make lateral holes in (y), in millimeters.
Maximum position of vertical drilling in (Y): maximum position at which the machine can drill vertical holes in (y), in millimeters.
Non-through drilling mode: drilling mode for non-passing holes in the part;
Through drilling mode: drilling mode for through holes in the part;
Maximum thickness (Z): maximum thickness of the part that the machine can perform operations.
Minimum lenght (X): minimum thickness of the part that the machine can perform operations.
Minimum thickness (Z): minimum thickness of the part that the machine can perform operations.
Minimum width (Y): minimum part length for the machine to perform operations.
Number of horizontal Drill bits (X): the number of drills, for each horizontal face, present in the machine.
Number of lateral drill bits (Y): number of drill bits, for each side face, present in the machine.
Number of vertical drill bits (Z): number of vertical drills present in the machine.