Kentech Inc. is pleased to announce the release of Version 18.4.0 of our KipwareXC® – G Code Conversion Software.
Among other “under the hood” revisions and improvements, Version 18.4.0 contains a new feature that will reverse calculate feedrates for standard tapping and rigid tapping cycles.
Users have been requesting this feature because they have run across G code conversion scenarios where one machine uses a tapping feedrate based on IPM ( pitch x RPM ) and the other machine utilizes the F(eedrate) expressed as a function of the thread pitch.
As you can see from the screenshot below …
… users can define a few parameters in the PROFILE to effect this conversion. Among them are :
- Turn the function ON or OFF using the “Reverse Calculate Tapping F” checkbox
- Designate the tapping G code that will act as a “trigger code” to activate the conversion.
- Designate the direction of the conversion … IPM to PITCH or PITCH to IMP.
The TAPPING G CODE acts as a trigger. When KipwareXC® sees this G code, and the function is turned on, the conversion will be executed based on the direction specified and the original F command will be replaced by the newly calculated F command. This is a powerful feature that will remove the need for any manual calculations and eliminating the potential for calculation errors.
Version 18.4.0 and this new feature is currently shipping standard with all KipwareXC® purchases as of this writing.
Kenney Skonieczny – President