“WORKSHOP ON NC GUIDE SOFTWARE (CNC SIMULATOR)”
In Association with Fanuc India Pvt. Ltd.
3rd November 2017
A workshop on NC Guide Software (CNC simulator) was conducted by FANUC India Pvt. Ltd. at Dronacharya Group of Institutions, Greater Noida on 3rd November 2017. Mr. Akshay Upare, Deputy Engineer, FA Application and Mr. Mayank Gupta, Deputy Engineer, FA Sales from FANUC India Pvt. Ltd. were the resource persons for the workshop. The workshop was attended by Third Year Mechanical Engineering students and was coordinated by Mr. Gaurav Siwal, and Mr. Ajay Chaubey, Assistant Professor from Mechanical Engineering Department.
The objective of the workshop was to make students aware of the CNC simulators that are used for programing of CNC Turning and Milling Centers. Mr. Upare started the session with the introduction of FANUC as a world leader in Automation. He said that the software can be used as developmental tool by the designers to create customized screens and offline simulation and testing without any dedicated hardware. The FANUC CNC Simulator is based on the FANUC Series 0i - MODEL F platform and can be operated in either milling or turning configurations. Mr. Upare added that one can program the simulator as a 3-axis mill or a 2-axis/1-spindle turning system. The simulator is portable and requires only a standard wall outlet for power.
Mr. Upare further said that the Simulator is a complete FANUC CNC control with LCD monitor and a QWERTY keyboard. Students can experience the look, feel and layout of the control as they navigate and program a fully functioning CNC. Students can transfer the programs to the machines using the built-in Ethernet connections or standard Flash ATA or USB interface.
Mr. Gupta elaborated the use of simulator and explained how it can be is used for creation of part programs for Lathe Machining Centre and compound machines, Tool Path graphic display and 3D simulation display of finished components.
Mr. Upare then demonstrated the steps to operate and program the simulator. He displayed the simulation of few preloaded programs for Milling and Turning operations.
The workshop was very informative and gave a good glimpse of CNC and factory automation in Industry.