Software simplifies programming of CNC routers.

Press Release Summary:

Router-CIM 2004 lets operators design parts directly or receive CAD drawings from design software packages and distribute drawings to create machine production information. It offers push-button functionality for programming of CNC routers and interactive learning capabilities. Software incorporates Avery Label Pro® labeling system, built-in scrap management software, automatic backside programming, true-shape nesting, and ability to accept data from industry-standard software.

Original Press Release:

Komo Announces General Availability of Router-CIM 2004

Tuesday, August 5, 2003, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota - Komo Machine, Inc. via CIM-Tech, the software department of Komo, announces the release and general availability of Router-CIM 2004. Router-CIM 2004 software allows an operator to design parts directly, or receive industry-standard CAD drawings from design software packages and distribute the drawings through the Router-CIM component to create machine production information. The first of two key Industry-leading features of Router-CIM 2004 is push-button functionality to make the programming of CNC routers as simple as possible for operators. The second incomparable feature is the highly-sophisticated and interactive "learning" capabilities that make repeated programming easier, enables optimization of job estimating by calculating the number of tools and machining cycles required for pending jobs and tracking tool life, material and labor use, and job payback information.

Enhancements to the 2004 product include Avery Label Pro® labeling system, built in scrap management software, automatic backside programming, true-shape nesting and the ability to accept data from all industry standard software, including Access databases, Excel spreadsheets and cabinet design software packages. Router-CIM 2004 is included with every Komo router.

"The CNC router market needs to fully understand the features of Router-CIM 2004. Our software is the 'piece de reistance' that layers ultimate functionality, cost savings and operator ease onto the impeccable quality and design of every Komo router," says Tom Azzarelli, president and CEO for Komo Machine, Inc.

Router-CIM 2004 has features that are definitively state-of-the art and unmatched by any other software in the industry. Programmers can take advantage of "push-button" features which include visual-cutting cycles that show three-dimensional modeling of each cutting operation, the cutting of NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines) surfaces, ellipses and splines inside AutoCAD and a "do it" command that simplifies manufacturing to just one click.

Router-CIM software is designed to "learn" by building a knowledge base of a company's machine and typical programming preferences. For example, when an operator makes changes to a drawing, the Router-CIM tool paths update automatically, right in the AutoCAD drawing. This both eliminates the operator having to do double work and make changes in AutoCAD as well as the operator's system, it makes each subsequent job easier.

Demonstrations of Router-CIM 2004 are available at AWFS Fair 2003 and at Komo's Factory Technology and Service centers.

About Komo Machine, Inc.

In business for 37 years, Komo Machine, Inc. provides complete computer numerically controlled (CNC) routers and vertical machining centers for panel processing, plastics machining, sold surface 'non-ferrous' metals, and other special applications. A full suite of CAD/CAM production software is included with every Komo machine. The company has over 1500 existing CNC machining center installations. Their design and manufacturing plant is located in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota and the company has nationwide Authorized Technology & Service Centers both in independent facilities, at the plant and at select independent dealerships.

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