Rotary Tube Pro Software Version Update

Contact Details

Hypertherm Inc.
Address
21 Great Hollow Rd.
Hanover
03755
NH
United States
Phone
603-643-3441
Toll Free Phone
800-643-0030
Fax
603-643-5352
November 06, 2018
Rotary Tube Pro Software Version Update

Hypertherm announced a minor version update of Rotary Tube Pro, software that makes it easier to design and cut tube and pipe parts with no 3D CAD experience required.

The new minor version update includes a number of new features designed to speed the programming process. For example, automatic nesting is now standard allowing software users to nest multiple quantities of the same part or different parts on stock tube. Users can add parts to the part list and build a stock list for nesting, maintain the seam orientation during nesting, add part spacing and choose how the software selects stock.

Other new features include the ability to store multiple parts and nests, plus an advanced edit feature that allows uses to manually adjust preferences like the lead size and position, along with cut sequence. The software also includes features that allow users to pin commonly used lead styles to the top of the list for quick access and offers more powerful reports to better track nests and stock usage.

“Instead of moving tube and undertaking multiple steps—measuring, sawing, drilling, etc.—Rotary Tube Pro really streamlines the production process,” explains Tom Stillwell, a project manager for Hypertherm’s CAD/CAM software team. “And though it is already easy to use, the enhancements introduced with this minor update of Rotary Tube Pro make the process of programming and completing jobs even easier than before, giving fabricators and manufacturers the ability to work more efficiently, boost productivity, and reduce operating costs even further.”

Rotary Tube Pro software includes significant embedded cut process expertise in the NC code. By drawing on years of R&D, Hypertherm software developers were able to deliver optimal outcomes based on factory-tested and proven job parameters including leads, separations, kerf, feed rate and cutting techniques. Plasma, laser, waterjet and oxyfuel cutting processes for virtually all brands of tube cutting machines, including stand-alone units and cutting table add-ons, are all supported. In addition, the software supports perpendicular cutting as a standard feature and bevel cutting as an optional module.

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer-aided design ( CAD)

    computer-aided design ( CAD)

    Product-design functions performed with the help of computers and special software.

  • feed

    feed

    Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.

  • kerf

    kerf

    Width of cut left after a blade or tool makes a pass.

  • numerical control ( NC)

    numerical control ( NC)

    Any controlled equipment that allows an operator to program its movement by entering a series of coded numbers and symbols. See CNC, computer numerical control; DNC, direct numerical control.

  • sawing

    sawing

    Machining operation in which a powered machine, usually equipped with a blade having milled or ground teeth, is used to part material (cutoff) or give it a new shape (contour bandsawing, band machining). Four basic types of sawing operations are: hacksawing (power or manual operation in which the blade moves back and forth through the work, cutting on one of the strokes); cold or circular sawing (a rotating, circular, toothed blade parts the material much as a workshop table saw or radial-arm saw cuts wood); bandsawing (a flexible, toothed blade rides on wheels under tension and is guided through the work); and abrasive sawing (abrasive points attached to a fiber or metal backing part stock, could be considered a grinding operation).

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