During the element input LogiKal® automatically calculates the machinings for hardware, connections, notches etc. The figured machinings are displayed true-to-scale on the bar drawings. The data can be directly transferred to a CNC machining centre by the modules CNC or CNC with Cutting.
Almost all CNC machining centres can be controlled by LogiKal®., furthermore CNC machining centres which can be controlled by NCX. The program recognises the collision contours and tools of a machine and creates a complete tool and orientation assignment if the interface allows a tool allocation.
All tools are checked for collisions with the profiles under consideration of shaft and tool holder. Thus LogiKal® allows the creation of collision-free machining files (tool-profile-collision). If a profile cannot be machined in one clamp orientation completely the program splits up the machinings in different clamp orientations. The CNC module provides files for CNC machining centres which machine already cut profiles. The CNC with Cutting module provides files for CNC machining centres which machine and cut profiles.
All profiles within a job are distributed among the bars so that the wastage is reduced to a minimum. A picture shows the profile orientation on the saw and the order of the individual lengths to be cut. It is possible to apply residual lengths from stock here. The program calculates the most favourable special lengths. Different length ranges can be distributed among different special lengths in such a way that multiple special lengths per profile are available. A barcode which can be printed on labels is assigned to each profile (see also paragraph CNC). If your job contains profiles split up in shells and insulators a connection list will be added to the printout.
LogiKal® writes saw control files for all common double mitre saws which are able to import data. The results of the cut optimisation are considered here.The data may be transferred to the saw by floppy disk, by USB drive or directly by network if applicable. Beside cutting dimensions and angles the control files include also barcode information which make a later identification on the CNC machine possible.