CIMCO’s product line includes advanced CNC-Editors, DNC software for reliable CNC communication, Manufacturing Data Collection for real-time monitoring and analysis of shop floor productivity, Production Data Management, controlling and securely storing all production related data.
With over 80,000 licenses distributed in the past few years CIMCO Edit is the most popular CNC program editor on the market. CIMCO Edit is easy to use and includes powerful features like file compare, NC-Assistant, backplot, solid simulation and DNC capabilities to improve the productivity of CNC programmers. Specialized add-ons are available for viewing Mazatrol files, working with 2D CAD/CAM and 3D machine simulation.
For over a decade CIMCO DNC-Max has been the leading DNC solution by which all others must be compared. From its best-in-class client/server architecture to its unmatched configurability and scalability. DNC-Max meets the requirement of both small shops and corporate enterprises with thousands of machines in multiple remote facilities.
CIMCO MDC-Max is the complete MDC solution that enables automatic collection of manufacturing data from machines and personnel in real-time. MDC-Max provides accurate data for identifying causes of production loss, potential areas of improvement and enables real-time monitoring of your shop floor for continuous improvement.
CIMCO NC-Base is a CNC program management tool that allows you to organize and manage your CNC programs and related production documents.
Management of part programs and associated production documents is often a time consuming task for CNC programmers and operators. CIMCO NC-Base takes care of that job and goes one step further. By providing an integrated and highly flexible management, search and editing environment, programmers and operators are guaranteed to work more effectively.
CIMCO MDM is the total document management solution for organizing and managing all of your manufacturing related documents. Securely stored in a single data location and easily available to users in your organization – on the shopfloor, in the office or remotely across multiple facilities.
CIMCO Machine Simulation
CIMCO Machine Simulation helps eliminate costly programming mistakes and accelerates onsite startup by providing a price competitive and user-friendly solution for CNC machine simulation.
Machine Simulation enables you to prove-out your NC code on a 3D model of your CNC machine and see the exact movement of components such as heads, rotary tables, spindles, tool changers, fixtures, workpieces, and even peripheral devices. Collisions, over-travel errors, and close-calls are automatically detected to ensure that error-free code is sent to the physical machine.
CIMCO CNC-Calc is an add-on for CIMCO Edit that enables novice programmers to draw 2D geometrical contours, lay out toolpaths for mill and lathe, and simulate the resulting NC program.
The comprehensive set of available functions in CNC-Calc also makes it suitable for handling more complex geometrical drawings. Drawing functions in CNC-Calc include advanced trimming of elements, easy creation of fillets, full support for transformations, many options for snapping to elements, and easy creation of both rectangular and circular bolt hole patterns.
CIMCO TeachWare is a cloud based e-learning solution for educational institutions that can be used on a PC, tablet or smartphone. It provides students with an introduction to working with digital machine tools and teaches basic knowledge in the areas of:
– Machine Device
– CNC Technology
– NC Programming
– Tools and cutting data
– Measuring and Tolerances
Modern CNC Machine Tools are often equipped with a standard Ethernet connection. The speed, flexibility, and inherent transmission error correction of an Ethernet connection make it the transmission solution of choice for many companies, especially when combined with dedicated FTP or NFS Server Software.
CIMCO NFS and CIMCO FTP provides robust and secure NC program transmission over NFS or FTP. The speed and reliablity of CIMCO NFS Server has been proven in thousands of shops under the name ‘Heidenhain NFS’. CIMCO NFS has since 1999 been offered as an option with all network enabled controls sold worldwide by Heidenhain.
CIMCO Filter drastically reduces your machining time and file size by converting multiple linear moves into arc moves, creating a much smoother toolpath. The file size can be reduced by more than 50% without any loss of accuracy with respect to the original surface.
Most filtering software will simply follow the tools path. This can cause problems in zig-zag toolpaths, as the filtering causes the tool to be close to the lower tolerance limit in one direction, and close to the upper tolerance in the other direction. As can be seen in the left picture below, this causes large scallops, and a poor surface finish.
CIMCO Filter eliminates this problem by detecting the zig-zag nature of the toolpath and performing the filtering calculation in the same direction on all passes. As can be seen in the right picture below, this gives a much smoother surface. Or you can get the same surface quality as with most other filtering software, with nearly half as many passes.