With more than 80 improvements the new software includes flexible tools that streamline both inventory and the customers’ daily work in any scenario. | Lantek products (Expert, Flex3d, Bend, MES and Integra) have been optimised for efficiency, guaranteeing security and digitalization for manufacturing processes.
Lantek, a multinational pioneer in the digital transformation of the sheet metal and metal cutting and processing sector, presents a host of new features and advances incorporated in its new Lantek v43 software.
This new update, in addition to focusing on the speed and efficiency of processes, provides automatic and intelligent tools for users’ day-to-day tasks, helping them achieve optimal results for the differing manufacturing scenarios found in every type of sheet metal company.
Incorporated in the new version are improvements in manufacturing and inventory management. These increase flexibility when reacting to production circumstances, while keeping traceability under control, strengthening security and optimising processes and material usage.
Juan José Colás, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Lantek says, “With this new version of our software we ensure that our clients get the most out of their machinery and equipment. In addition, we collaborate with them in the digitalization of their manufacturing processes, providing agility, efficiency and control in their daily workflows, guaranteeing the long-term sustainability of their businesses.”
The standout new features in Lantek Expert incorporate new options focused on flexibility in the production chain. These streamline programming to automatically apply selected cutting technology across a whole range of nests, creating machining for all the nested parts in the shortest possible time.
This version also includes new options to quickly and easily reassign a set of nests from one machine to another, saving time by accelerating the process and eliminating the need to make repetitive manual adjustments.
For punching machines, a key innovation in Lantek Expert is new special shaped punch technology which facilitates a high level of automation from the import of the drawing to the generation of the CNC file.
Lantek Flex3D has undergone a significant re-engineering of its key functionalities to optimize performance and improve user experience. The result is a more efficient solution that minimizes execution times and computing resource requirements.
The software focuses on maximizing efficiency, both during the programming phase and in the machine cutting processes. In this way, Lantek Flex3D helps improve productivity by finding ways to reduce or avoid machine downtime. For example, minimizing the potential collisions with the cutting head, thanks to the new automatic holes destruction algorithm.
Additionally, it includes new nesting algorithms that favour a more efficient use of material. Now, it is possible to achieve a “no scrap” target with the application of new machining techniques. This is made possible by joining parts at the end of the tube with micro joints.
Improving workflow on the shop floor remains the primary goal for MES software. Lantek MES and Lantek Integra are designed to allow agile and flexible production planning, optimizing both inventory and the efficient use of resources while maintaining complete traceability at all times and enabling precise control of total costs.
New functionalities, aimed at coordinating manufacturing management with stock control, support a more efficient and responsive production process. This allows companies to meet customer demands effectively and maintain a competitive advantage in the market.
The introduction of intermediate warehouse management in the production process improves the visibility and traceability of ongoing manufacturing, as well as its cost assessment. It also optimizes the workflow of operators in the workshop through precise location of the parts that must be processed in each work centre.
The new version includes a powerful option to reassign the machines from those nested for production to different machines. The new capability automatically applies the necessary machine technology and CNC generation changes. With this advance, users will experience a significant acceleration in production scheduling and optimised workload balancing between machines, making it possible to respond more effectively to any event that happens in the workshop.
The more than 80 improvements incorporated in the new Lantek v43 software allows the company to position its products at a higher level delivering greater visibility and control while facilitating and streamlining production for all its clients.