4 and 5-Axis simultaneous machining offers key advantages over conventional indexed 3-Axis machining:
Using Edgecam, machines with twin turrets are easily programmed and synchronised for maximum efficiency. Balanced and mirror cutting cycles exploit the metal removal capabilities of multi-turret machines. Individual turret control and turret synchronisation ensure maximum efficiency. Separate instruction lists for each turret allow easy editing of synchronisation points and machining instructions.
The Balanced Turn Cycle maintains chip flow by offering the user a “Lead” parameter within the command.
Edgecam Simulator provides full 4-axis representation of the upper and lower turret, providing sequence verification before the machining process commences.