Vision Software works with 2D cutting machines

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Vision Plus integrated software supports straight or bevel cutting with oxyfuel, plasma, waterjet and laser, plus all current marking devices, in numerous combinations. Users can cut interior geometry with waterjet, laser or precision plasma, then switch to plasma for outside perimeter cut by selecting icons. It allows bevel parts to be programmed in seconds. Software automatically programs corner routines and tilt and rotate commands.


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ESAB Introduces Vision Plus Software Designed Specifically for 2D Cutting Machines

Florence, S.C. - ESAB Cutting Systems introduces to the North and South American market Vision Plus, an integrated software package designed specifically for cutting machines. Vision Plus is the first cutting system software designed by a cutting machine manufacturer specifically to meet the needs of the cutting industry. Designed by ESAB, the software was first introduced in Europe and has been proven in many installations throughout the world. The Windows-based programming package offers DXF File Conversion right on ESAB's Vision PC and NT Controls, simple set-up and full process control, part programming with an integrated CAD package and a Standard Shapes package. The Vision Plus Software will run directly on ESAB's Windows-based CNC control and can be set up specifically for each individual process or machine. Vision Plus is now standard on Vision PC and NT controls. An intuitive, user-friendly graphic interface, customized functions and automatic processes make programming easy. Vision Plus software allows users to set up and run DXF files for multiple processes or multiple heads right on the CNC control without waiting for changes from engineering or programming departments. Vision Plus includes a CAD package specifically designed for 2D drawing, so it is easier to learn than standard 3D programs. Vision Plus also includes a Standard Shapes library that can be used in the Vision Plus layout program or nested with other parts. Nesting is made easy with the many different options of bumping, rotating, copying and mirror functions. Nesting for multiple torch heads can done by simply selecting the number of heads used. The Vision Plus software supports straight or bevel cutting with oxyfuel, plasma, waterjet and laser, plus all current marking devices, in numerous combinations. Users can cut an interior geometry with waterjet, laser or Precision Plasma, then switch to plasma for the outside perimeter cut by simply selecting a few icons. Because ESAB holds patents on many multi-process systems, the company has integrated its technical knowledge into the Vision Plus software to program multiple processes in the same file. Vision Plus also supports and simplifies bevel cutting for laser, plasma or oxyfuel beveling, allowing bevel parts to be programmed and posted in seconds. The software automatically programs the corner routines and tilt and rotate commands. When used with ESAB's Vision CNC and ESAB's exclusive programmable cutting parameters (SDP files), Vision Plus facilitates fast, easy set up. For example, with plasma, all process parameters - gas and water flows, pierce time, speed, kerf, height control, cutting amperage, etc. - are stored in the CNC, along with optimum settings for different materials and thicknesses. This feature eliminates guesswork and ensures consistent cutting results even with changing operators.

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