Software for manufacturing cells and lines (SOFLEX-CCS)

Automated manufacturing cells / lines

Fully automated production processes

Automated production cells and lines are designed to deliver maximum productivity in 24/7 operation. The decoupling of operating personnel from the production process and automated workpiece processing are key features of such systems. In some systems, the provision of resources is also fully automated.

The demands on the production control system increase, especially when manufacturing a large number of workpiece variants in small quantities.

The aim is to achieve high productivity with small batch sizes and a large number of part variants.

SOFLEX control systems plan the order sequence at machines and workstations, organize the necessary operating resources and control the production process. Regardless of the complexity of the system, the intuitive workshop operation of SOFLEX-CCS enables every operator to operate the system with maximum productivity.

SOFLEX-CCS (Cell Control System)

As a compact system/cell controller, SOFLEX-CCS is used on machining centers with pallet/workpiece handling through to complex manufacturing systems with different machines and handling systems.

SOFLEX-CCS controls the production process by triggering workpiece, pallet, tool and fixture transports, transferring production data to the machine and starting automatic workpiece processing.

In addition to the pure control functions, SOFLEX-CCS plans the order sequence, simulates the production process, calculates the resource requirements and logs the production process.

SOFLEX-CCS is intuitive to use, universally applicable, scalable and expandable. The APP-based workshop operation allows simple handling of complex production processes. The control station operation is geared towards work preparation and analysis activities in the office area.

The universal use on production systems and machines from different manufacturers offers extensive advantages for the end user. In addition to uniform operation, the identical interfaces and data exchange procedures are easier to analyze and maintain.

SOFLEX-CCS generates highly flexible, profitable manufacturing systems.

Areas of application

Rotary loading system

It is used in 1-2 machining centers with a separate pallet storage system.

The SOFLEX software controls the machining sequence of the pallets with a wide variety of workpieces and organizes the provision of operating resources, including NC data exchange. Forward-looking planning prevents downtimes due to a lack of operating resources. Maximum machine productivity in manned and unmanned shifts.

Machining center with pallet transporter

Application field are 2-n machining centers with a separate pallet storage.

The SOFLEX software controls the machining sequence of the pallets with a different range of workpieces and organizes the provision of operating resources, including NC data exchange. Forward-looking planning prevents downtimes due to a lack of operating resources. Maximum machine productivity in manned and unmanned shifts.

Machine with portal

Application field are 2-n machining centers with a separate workpiece storage.

The SOFLEX software controls the machining sequence of the workpieces and organizes the provision of operating resources, including NC data exchange. Forward-looking planning prevents downtimes due to a lack of operating resources. Depending on the expansion stage, the provision of tools and fixtures is also automated. Maximum machine productivity in manned and unmanned shifts.

Robot cell

Application field are 1-2 machining centers with a store for pallets, workpiece trays, automatic clamping devices.

The SOFLEX software controls the machining sequence for a wide variety of workpieces and organizes the provision of operating resources, including NC data exchange. Forward-looking planning prevents downtimes due to a lack of operating resources. Maximum machine productivity in manned and unmanned shifts.

High rack system

Application field are 2-n machining centers with a separate storage for machine and material pallets.

The SOFLEX software controls the provision of materials and the machining sequence of the pallets with a wide variety of workpieces and organizes the provision of operating resources, including NC data exchange. Forward-looking planning prevents downtimes due to a lack of operating resources. Maximum machine productivity in manned and unmanned shifts.

Linear system with robot

Application field are 2-n machining centers with a storage for pallets, workpiece trays, automatic clamping devices and also tools.

The SOFLEX software controls the automatic provision of operating resources (automatic clamping devices, tools), the machining sequence for a wide variety of workpieces and organizes the provision of operating resources, including NC data exchange. Predictive planning prevents downtimes. Maximum machine productivity in manned and unmanned shifts.

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