Machine Parameters Cutting

For the correct calculation of cutting plans, a description of the machine to be used is necessary.

The settings can be adjusted in the machine parameters dialog.

The settings depend on the machine type.

Furthermore, the settings depend on how the machine was added in intelliDivide.

For machines created directly in intelliDivide based on a template, a variety of parameters are displayed. For example, the cutting length and the program fence travel can be adjusted as required.

For machines that were integrated via Tapio, the settings are taken directly from the machine. Fixed parameters are hidden for a better overview. Parameters that must be adjusted in some cases (e.g. saw blade thickness) are displayed. After deselecting the "Apply machine settings" option, these parameters can also be adjusted.

General parameters

Setting the minimum size of offcuts

Minimum size of small offcuts: Offcuts corresponding to this size are managed in the manual offcut inventory. Smaller parts are treated as scrap.

Minimum size of large offcuts : Offcuts that correspond to this size are returned typical to the horizontal storage system.

Offcut allowance: The lower the value in the "Offcut allowance" field, the more likely it is that an offcut will be taken into account during the next optimization.

Setting the minimum trim cuts

Minimal trim: Depending on the panel quality, a trim is necessary to remove damage to the panels during transport and to ensure angularity.

Minimal trim for recut: Depending on the accuracy of the saw, a trim cut is necessary before and after recuts to ensure angularity.

Setting the tension trims

Due to storage and transport, e.g. from the outside to the inside, stresses can build up in boards as a result of temperature and humidity differences. These are released when the board is cut and thus lead to a reduction in the cut quality, dimensional accuracy and angularity of the cut parts.

To prevent this, intelliDivide supports the targeted insertion of tension cuts. These release the stresses and the so-called banana effect can be reduced or avoided. The subsequent final cut can then be executed with high accuracy.

Whether and how many tension trim cuts are necessary depends strongly on the quality of the boards, the environment and the quality requirement. Each tension trim  involves an additional loss of material and time. The right balance must be found.

The following parameters are available to adjust the behavior:

Use tension trims: Activates or deactivates the insertion of tension trims.

Minimum cutting length: Stresses lead to dimensional accuracy problems, especially with long cuts. As a rule, tension trims are sufficient when cutting strips. The parameter can be used to define the length of a cut from which a tension cut is to be inserted. The smaller the value, the more tension trims are created.

Minimum distance: The parameter can be used to adjust the minimum distance between tension trims. If, for example, a strip is narrower than the entered value, a second tension trim is not inserted. The higher the value, the fewer tension trims are created.

The parameters are preset with values frequently used in practice.