In addition to the advantages of its products for the general market, Lantek nesting solutions offer added benefits like auto nesting, nesting of remnants via kits, with significant time and material savings.
It is well known that nesting is a software system based on algorithms that take maximum advantage of and optimize the parts that you wish to cut or punch. It is a work system that aims to produce all the parts needed for a given project, optimizing the use of one or more sheets of sheet metal and other materials used in the metal industry. In other words, with this system, the operator can visualize the pieces and position them for cutting or punching in a way that maximizes each plate to include all possible pieces and cut them in the shortest time possible. Nesting improves quality, reduces costs and shortens production time.
Common problems in metal processing companies include material waste, which results from not having technology that allows them to maximize every sheet of metal and a lack of agility in the nesting process itself, since it must be done manually or with slower solutions. These two disadvantages slow down the response of the company to its customers and make the process increasingly expensive.
Given this need, there are many companies that have decided to invest in specific software in addition to implementing improvements in machinery and proprietary technology. The goal? Growing in the market by providing a comprehensive response that combines the quality of their products, the best price, and meeting their customers’ deadlines and requirements.
Among the Lantek software solutions, we highlight the Lantek Expert family, which specializes in nesting processes for parts and programming for machine cutting, compatible with various technologies such as Oxy fuel, Plasma, Punch, Shear or Water Jet.
Its main competitive advantage is the return that a company can obtain from the material used, thanks to the system designed by Lantek based on artificial intelligence that incorporates powerful algorithms and mathematical morphology strategies that allow greater usability of the plates, along with a substantial reduction in material losses and production times.
Lantek’s nesting solutions offer advantages such as nesting for remnants, which allow a company to save and store leftover remnants from previous jobs for subsequent reuse. Furthermore, Lantek provides a logical interface that is adaptable to production requirements, allowing parameter verification with just one single window.
Lantek technology is also recognized for nesting of interior contours and nesting solutions for common cuts, superior in quality to those on the market, as it synchronizes the width of the manufacturer’s machine torch with Lantek software in order to cut pieces of the same or different lengths in less time.
Among other needs presented to companies in the sector is the need to optimize their design processes, cutting and assembly of the components that make up a single product. The nesting of these pieces is typically done separately; however, with Lantek’s technology, a company can manage its order comprehensively through nesting via kits. In other words, performing the nesting for cutting, just one-time, provides all the parts needed for a product without having to wait for parts in stages. The difference in this kit solution is that the user can choose the kit configuration, not just the product configuration, based on its needs.
Lantek also facilitates switching between automatic and manual nesting, depending on the specific needs of production, being able to switch between the two options at will. In addition, other differences of Lantek technology are the ability to automate processes, a cut above the rest, and the technical possibilities to anticipate solutions to hypothetical problems foreseen by methodological rules.
All these advantages place Lantek software among the most advanced, fastest, and most effective on the market. Proof of this is that today, more than 22,000 customers around the world use Lantek technology.