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Connova adopts CrossTrack composite manufacturing software

News International-French

20 Aug 2014

Jetcam international announced the successful installation of Jetcam Expert and CrossTrack composite manufacturing suite at Connova AG, Switzerland, a marketer of high performance composites.

The five-day installation, performed by Jetcam Composite GmbH, took place in April 2014, covering installation of the two softwares, plus training for three staff. CrossTrack AMS (Advanced Manufacturing Station) was installed to provide real-time tracking and control of materials, plies, kits, orders and nests. Jetcam Expert, in conjunction with its High Performance Nesting module was configured in ‘RCP’ (remote control processing) mode to completely automate the import, ‘cleaning’, profiling and nesting of CAD files - all controlled remotely via CrossTrack.

CrossTrack AMS provides a common interface covering all composite material handling and manufacturing processes, including material delivery, transferring stock, allocating materials to the machine, scheduling nests to be cut and kitting the cut plies. It provides complete traceability, allowing a finished part to be ‘exploded’ into its separate plies and subsequent roll or rolls of source material.

Connova plans to expand the system in the future to include material life management, allowing staff to immediately view and track the life and status of materials, plies and kits. 

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