New software functions substantially increase the power and speed of Lantek’s flagship CAD/CAM system, optimizing it for work with all cutting and punching technologies.
Lantek, world leader in the development and marketing of comprehensive CAD/CAM and ERP solutions for the sheet metal sector, has released the new version of its sheet metal and profile cutting and punching software, Lantek Expert 2011.
Since its formation, Lantek has been committed to meeting the design and computer-aided manufacturing needs of metal processing companies by providing extremely powerful and flexible systems which will optimize manufacturing performance.
In line with this commitment, the enhancements in Lantek Expert 2011 provide both operational and technical improvements. The enhancements offer state of the art technology, in a fully functional environment, which combines an ergonomic and flexible interface with comprehensive design and machining capabilities.
Alberto Martínez, the Manager of Lantek Sheet Metal Solutions, says, “Our new intuitive software is significantly faster and more powerful than previous versions. It simplifies programming and includes powerful new productivity tools which enable users to make major savings in material, time and cost – important factors for retaining a competitive edge in the current business environment.”
Lantek Expert 2011 includes a host of new functionality and has been designed to integrate perfectly with all the other productivity solutions offered by the company. Sheet metal manufacturers can obtain significant operational advantage from implementing Lantek’s range of CAD/CAM/ERP systems which provide solutions for programming all types of CNC cutting machines, control of manufacturing processes, and the management of manufacturing, in a single integrated environment.
The main new features of Lantek Expert 2011 include:
Other advances in Lantek Expert 2011 include new advanced machine configurations, which enable multiple cutting and punching technologies to be defined for each machine, eliminating duplicate machine definitions. The new software also allows the restriction of common line cutting to particular components, giving users more control over manufacturing methodology. Handling of offcut material is improved in the 2011 version. It now considers the machine technology including cutting and clamping zones and can determine the minimim size of an offcut according to its material and thickness. Furthermore, it also includes full turret management.
Both graphics and document creation are enhanced in the new version. The part and its machining operations benefit from improvements in display and simulation. Different punch types can be viewed in different colors, as can forming tools and working areas, making it easier to see and understand the cutting process. Documents for shop floor use can now be printed from inside the CAM software and options for the information included have been increased, simplifying and facilitating programming and manufacture.
Extra improvements which bring even more advantages to Lantek users include: bringing together drilling, threading and countersinking into one simple operation, and the implemetation of common line cutting on combination machines. Lantek aims to provide the most advanced technology to its customers and the improvements it has included in Lantek Expert 2011 will offer them significant productivity gains, keeping them ahead of their competitors.
Lantek is a leading multi-national company in the development and marketing of comprehensive CAD/CAM and ERP solutions for the sheet metal and fabrication sector. Innovation capacity and a firm faith in internationalization have enabled Lantek, founded in 1986 in the Basque Country, to become a world reference with its Lantek Expert sheet metal cutting and punching solutions. Today, the company has over 11,000 customers in over 100 countries. Lantek offices are in Spain (Vitoria-Gasteiz), the USA, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, the UK, China, South Korea, France, Japan, India, Poland, Mexico, Turkey and the Czech Republic with a network of distributors worldwide. In 2010, 84% of its income derived from its business abroad.