Jan 10, 2011

SESCOI to showcase the "Digital Factory" paperless manufacturing concept at IMTEX, India

Manufacturing software vendor, Sescoi, will partner in the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association’s (IMTMA) “Digital Factory” paperless manufacturing concept. This concept will be showcased at the IMTEX exhibition taking place at the Bangalore International Exhibition Complex (BIEC) from 20 - 26 January 2011 aand will be demonstrated throughout the year at the IMTMA’s Technology Center, also located at the BIEC.

The IMTMA Technology Center provides a number of training courses for CNC machine tool users. The training centre is a modern, state-of-the-art facility equipped with the latest CNC machines, control systems, CAD/CAM software, ERP software system, tooling and tool setting equipment and a host of peripherals of international manufacture. The Center has been set up through close partnership between IMTMA and more than twenty Indian and foreign manufacturers who have placed their latest products at the Technology Centre. A digital classroom equipped with a networked, computer based learning system enables classroom sessions to be delivered using the latest techniques. The entire facility is digitally networked.

Two of Sescoi’s manufacturing software solutions are used at the IMTMA Technology Center and feature in the “Digital Factory” paperless manufacturing concept: WorkNC, the premier automatic CAM software for 2 to 5-axis CNC programming for the mold, die and tool industry and WorkPLAN Enterprise, a latest generation ERP system for custom manufacturers.

At the forthcoming IMTEX 2011 exhibition, visitors will be able to see and understand the latest technologies in a paperless manufacturing environment.

The IMTMA presentation will start with an introduction explaining the concept of the “Digital Factory” and the advantages of investing in the latest manufacturing technologies. Using the WorkPLAN Enterprise ERP system, the entire gamut of activities performed by a project-based manufacturer, from prospect enquiry to invoicing, will be showcased. The manifold advantages of investing in a manufacturing ERP system will be emphasized.

The latest manufacturing technologies will be showcased by the live machining of an assembly starting with toolpath programming using CAM software, machining on a CNC lathe and a CNC machining center, and measurement on a CMM.

Real time data acquisition from a CNC machine will also be demonstrated. This enables manufacturers to automatically and accurately capture the real time spent on resources, directly from the machines, in order to improve efficiency and decision making. Data captured will be automatically transferred into WorkPLAN Enterprise via a Sescoi-created interface.

Another method of capturing real time data will be demonstrated using WorkPLAN Enterprise’s touch screen module. This user friendly module enables operators to input time spent on an activity directly into the ERP system.

The completed physical part, along with the delivery note and sales invoice printed in WorkPLAN Enterprise, will be handed over to the delegates to complete their “Digital Enterprise” experience.