NC machines are drilling, cutting, and milling robots which convert planning information into production processes by means of a control program. Mounting panels, doors, and other equipable enclosure components are mostly manufactured by NC machines when it comes to enclosure design. In the EPLAN Pro Panel module package manufacturing data can be created for NC machines and exported using appropriate interfaces.
The NC interface modules transfer the coordinates and dimensions of drill holes, cut-outs and locked areas as well as further manufacturing data for machining mounting panels, doors or side sections directly to NC drilling and milling machines. Outline data records matched to the machine used can be generated for NC manufacturing of customized outlines.
The EPLAN Pro Panel variant furthermore allows item-specific drilling patterns in a scale of 1:1 to be output to PDF files. This template - printed on a plotter or large-format printer in the same size - serves as a template for the manual drilling of the mounting panel.
Creating manufacturing data for wire fabrication machines
Optional interfaces allow EPLAN Pro Panel to output production data for wire fabrication machines of various manufacturers as well as to share data with service providers:
- Metzner (Triathlon cable center)
- Schleuniger (Easy Production Server)
- Steinhauer (Personal Wiring Assistant)
Each of these formats has to be licensed as a separate interface. In addition, a "general wires parts list" can be configured and output. The exported file can be used by manufacturing machines, which interpret this format, for the purposes of automatic cutting to length, labeling and production of conductor ends. The wires parts list contains the information about the connections between the devices, their part number, their route and their length.