Automatic adjustment of the saw
The materialManager Advanced provides optimized process parameters for your HOMAG saw according to the panel categories and tools used. The process parameters are automatically transferred to the machine when the saw blade is inserted and used during cutting. Of course, you have the possibility to adjust the parameters to your needs at any time. In order to automatically set the process parameters on the saw to the desired processing quality, it is necessary to store your board types in the materialManager (see Add a material type) as well as your saw blades in twinio. An overview of the saw blades created in twinio can be found in the materialManager under the Saw blades tab.
The information about the saw blade, as well as the materials and process parameters, are transferred to the machine when the tool is inserted. The saw uses the suggested settings for the cut-to-size process and reports back to the cloud the accumulated tool life broken down by material per saw blade. This gives you an overview of the use of your saw blades at all times (see Saw blades).
Process parameters for cutting
You can find the process parameters under the Cutting tab. Here, the material categories (subtrate material) are shown with the respective possible coatings.
By selecting a material category and coating, the preset parameters for the existing main saw blade types are displayed.
The parameters that are set by the materialManager Advanced are:
|(1) Tooth feed (up to 20 mm)||The tooth feed defines how much material is removed per tooth. A higher tooth feed results in higher performance (part output), but can negatively affect quality. The set tooth feed is used for small packages up to a height of 20 mm. For higher packages, the tooth feed is reduced.|
|(2) Tooth feed (for maximum package)||The tooth feed defines how much material is removed per tooth. A higher tooth feed results in higher performance (part output), but can negatively affect quality. The set value is used for the maximum possible package height at the saw. This process parameter is only visible if it has been activated in the "Cutting / Options" area.|
|(3) Cutting speed||The cutting speed indicates the peripheral speed of the saw blade. High cutting speeds can lead to vibrations and thus to an unsteady running behavior (e.g. wave cut). This parameter is only visible if at least one of the connected machines has the "Frequency control" option for the main saw.|
|(4) Saw blade projection||The saw blade projection indicates how far the saw blade emerges above the inserted material. A high saw blade projection (= small cutting arc length) leads to more tool life, but can cause vibrations of the saw blade and lead to poorer quality.|
These process parameters can be set for both cutting (5) and the finished cut (6).
If a tool is not suitable for processing a material category in the desired quality, a note (7) is displayed in the overview. If no parameters have yet been defined for a material category and there are no default values from HOMAG GmbH, an orange warning sign is displayed for this category.