A good network for precise pipe production
New transfluid software ‘t project’ ensures safe processes and a wide range of geometrics
It is no longer possible to imagine life and work without a computer and it is primarily the right software that makes computers so valuable for daily use. Pipe production also requires systems that allow safe bending of the pipes and a monitoring of the processes. CAD systems are usually used for the designs. Pipe isometrics are usually already determined in the design. These then need to be transferred to production with as few errors as possible. An optimum bending result is achieved by taking material-specific values into account. Of course manufacturers of pipe systems wish to and must document this. Other important factors are the repeat accuracy and the variety of different isometrics. This naturally overtaxes manual administration and that is why the use of powerful software is so important.
Beyond pipe bending there is often also a need for different extension modules in order to document complete processes. The ‘t project’ software also allows the administration of process data for forming technology. Corresponding ‘nesting’ software is available for cut optimisation in the integration of separation lines.
Powerful software ‘t project’
transfluid Maschinenbau GmbH has developed a specialist software called ‘t project’ for the challenges of fast, reliable pipe processing. It has a user-friendly structure and offers intuitive possible uses without intensive training. The software is based on the Windows operating system, which is always updated in accordance with the current version standard.
Three versions of the transfluid software are available for the different requirements within pipe processing as single workplace or network versions. For reasons of sustainable production and data protection, this solution finder from South-Westphalia has ensured that ‘t project’ is connected centrally to the internal company security system via networks.
Suitable versions on site
The version ‘t project Basic’ converts isometrics into bending data that the pipe-bending machine can utilise directly. Correction values and overbending values are calculated automatically. The software calculates the sawing length in accordance with isometrics and material-specific data. In order to be able to carry out a simple, manual check on the bent part, the operator is provided with a measurement of the diagonal from the beginning to the end of the pipe. ‘Iges’ and ‘PCF’ software are some of the available interfaces. These interfaces are used to achieve the connection to CAD, measurement machines and/or Office programmes. If the pipes are not drawn in CAD then the input of the geometry into the software is possible absolutely, relatively or via bending data. It then converts the data into the relevant bending data. The data can also be displayed and, for example, made available to the design department.
The version ‘t project Professional’ offers the same basic configuration as the basic version. It can also carry out a collision test to determine whether the pipe will collide with the machine or the machine environment. In the event of collision, the software will propose solutions so that the workpiece may be able to be bent with slight modifications. All the dimensions of the machine that are relevant.
transfluid bending machines also allow the processing of pipes that already have flanges or reforming. The software is capable of calculating the position of the flange and controlling the machine accordingly. Excess lengths for reforming can also be taken into account and calculated automatically.
For portable use
The mobile tablet version ‘t project Draft’ offers more freedom for special challenges. If pipe data is not coming from the CAD, then they can also be entered manually into the software. This can be the case if piping is also in place and can be measured accordingly. Because this doesn’t always take place in you own home but can also be on ships or construction site, the tablet version is there to give you more flexibility. This software makes it possible to measure and enter pipes isometrically. The data is also sent directly to the production department by e-mail, where production can start right away while further pipe isometrics are collected at the construction site.
The experts at transfluid are available before the software is used to advise you and ensure long-term functional security.