Software For Programming B-Axis Machines

Esprit software is said to allow CNC programmers to readily program multitasking machines with B-axis capability.  What one machine and on setup produces is said to be equal to what previously required two machines and four setups. With SolidMillTurn, users can program milling and turning operations, on the front or back of the part, with the primary or secondary spindle, with the upper B-axis head or lower turret, in any combination on a single workpiece.

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Esprit software is said to allow CNC programmers to readily program multitasking machines with B-axis capability. What one machine and on setup produces is said to be equal to what previously required two machines and four setups.

With SolidMillTurn, users can program milling and turning operations, on the front or back of the part, with the primary or secondary spindle, with the upper B-axis head or lower turret, in any combination on a single workpiece. This benefits from complete synchronization, optimization and 3D solid simulation. The software is available in Traditional, Advanced, Production and FreeForm levels.

The software also features factory-certified posts and accurate G-code generation for numerous machine tools.

The manufacturer says CNC programmers can synchronize and optimize multitasking machining operations through a single interface greatly simplifying the programming process. A combined display lists milling and turning operations and their associated cycle times and adapts its view to meet the number of turrets, heads, or spindles supported by the machine. In one location, users can see all aspects of how the part is being machined, and maximize productivity by moving, copying and editing the program from one place.

The software also addresses the specific programming needs of multi-function lathes, Swiss-style lathes and mill-turn machine tools. The software is also said to provide the freedom to use milling and turning cutting cycles in any combination and control over the Z, X, C, Y and B axes. The software offers a complement of machining cycles for two- to five-axis milling, including three-axis and simultaneous five-axis 3D multi-surface/solid machining and support for turning cycles, such as facing, boring, grooving and threading.