The PEPS PentaCut and TubeCut modules were specially developed for programming complex laser and waterjet cutting machines with up to 6 simultaneously controlled axes. PEPS gives priority to a high degree of automation. A fully automatic feature recognition is integrated in the PEPS CAD/CAM software. This means that the tool paths are generated fully automatically in PEPS. In order to provide the user with the desired flexibility, it is possible to change the machining proposal generated in PEPS to optimise the machining process.

PEPS PentaCut and PEPS TubeCut contain an integrated simulation including collision monitoring. This gives the user the possibility to check the machining process.

PEPS PentaCut & TubeCut

PEPS PentaCut: 5 axes simultaneous laser and waterjet cutting

  • Automatic position calculation incl. transformation and rotation options for exact positioning of the workpiece on the machine table
  • Fully automatic calculation of grid-shaped fixtures and clamping devices
  • Fully automatic nesting of clamping devices
  • Fully automatic recognition and machining of inner and outer edge curves
  • Fully automatic and interactive influencing of the nozzle angle to avoid collisions
  • Automatic machining optimisation incl. smoothing of tool paths
  • Automatic technology selection from integrated technology database
  • Definition of any change points within the machining process to influence the nozzle angle, cutting technology and micro-bridges

PEPS TubeCut: 6 axes simultaneous laser and waterjet cutting

  • Fully automatic alignment of imported CAD data to the processing machine
  • Fully automatic generation of machining
  • Generation of regular and arbitrary pipe profiles
  • Nesting of pipe geometries
  • Fully automatic recognition and machining of inner and outer edge curves of pipes incl. control of rotary axes (workpiece pick-up in the rotary axis)

PEPS simulation

  • Integrated 3D simulation taking into account the machine kinematics
  • Fully automatic collision monitoring