NC Express e3 programming system is a user friendly, integrated and automated tool for managing Prima Power equipment in the most efficient manner.
NC Express e3 is a scalable application - the system may be used as a single part drafting and tooling program or as a fully automatic machine tool programming system. Either way the results are the same optimized automatic NC-code creation.
NC Express e3 is part of Prima Power software family designed to work seamlessly together with Prima Power machines and Tulus® Office software.
Full CAD package, 2D import, 3D import (option)
Orders Management System (MRP/ERP connectivity)
Ability to teach tooling to geometric entity (e.g. Knockout, punch & form, etc.)
Automatic tooling for punch, shear & laser
Automatic nesting for punch, shear & laser
Automatic true shape random part nester
Common line cutting
Fully automatic machine optimization
Automatic clamp setting to minimize “dead zones”
Automatic part sorting and stacking for automated systems
Index & Multi-tool optimizations
Laser high speed grid cutting (DPM+)
Full setup and production reporting for operators and management
Edit model in 3D-CAD
Import extensive range of 3D- and 2D-drawing files: DXF, DWG, STEP, IGES, ACIS, Parasolid, Catia V4/V5/V6, Creo, NX, Inventor, Solid Edge, SolidWorks and proprietary formats
Precise unfolding of 3D assemblies and single part models, creation of unfolded flat patterns either from an assembly or single part model
Simulator: visual simulation helps to verify that cutting and punching sequence is optimal, the same simulation run at the machine’s to guarantee the reliability and full compatibility of the NC program
An extensive range of native 3D-file importers makes easy to read 3D-models from various CAD programs. Precise unfolded flat patterns are created either from an assembly or a single part model. Flat pattern holds all necessary information for further processing either on a punch, a laser or a shearing machine.
NC Express e3 supports automatic programming from CAD model and ERP order data to NC-programs. It can automatically add laser cuts and punch hits to geometry files or use scripts for parametric parts. Through the order database you can import order data, nest them to sheets, optimize and postprocess to NC-programs.
Automatic nesting for punching, shearing and laser cutting
NC Express e3 comes with a powerful nesting module for free-form and sheared parts. Automatic nesting saves your work time and brings material consumption down.
Automatic part sorting for automated system
Integrated automatic tooling process adds a robot gripper placement based on part geometry, punching and forming hits and part weight.
Reliability, efficiency and speed in production
NC Express e3 is designed ground up to get the best performance from Prima Power machines. New features on machines are first implemented using NC Express e3, which assures fluent and efficient operation. Prima Power expertise over the years is used to fine-tune all aspects for reliable every day production.
Automatic machine sequence optimization
Motion sequence overall has a considerable impact on machine performance in terms of reliability and speed. NC Express is designed to get the best performance from Prima Power machines.