BIG KAISER Introduces Cutting Data App for Smartphones and Tablets
Hoffman Estates, IL – At last year’s IMTS, BIG KAISER unveiled its first mobile app designed to support boring operations. Leveraging the precision of BIG KAISER tooling through remote real-time information access further improves productivity and control on the factory floor.
BIG KAISER has developed a smartphone and tablet app to enhance the user-experience when assembling and running boring tools while providing extremely precise cutting data. This app will also help operators fine-tune the optimal cutting parameters for their tool assemblies. They can save their tool adjustment history in the app for future reference; this is an essential piece of the puzzle for shops joining the smart manufacturing movement.
Fifty BIG KAISER boring heads, covering diameters from .016″ up to 24.41″, are currently supported by this app. Cutting data for roughing and finishing tools is available in both inch and metric units.
Using the app is child’s play: Choose your tool, enter your application values, calculate your cutting data, input it into your control, make a measuring bore, adjust the tool, and bore away.
“Today, machining is just as much about controlling processes as the actual tools themselves. Manufacturing needs accurate, real-time and mobile information management and this new app delivers just that,” says Chris Kaiser, CEO at BIG KAISER. “We are very excited by the app’s crisp visual appearance, ease of use and the extremely precise cutting data that it will provide to our customers – everything at their fingertips for improved productivity and control.”
The key benefit that this app brings the user is that machine and tool data, parameters and settings are always available and can be monitored remotely in real-time. Comprehensive information is displayed on a large legible screen, providing greater comfort than the existing on-machine interface. More precise information should lead to improved decision-making, thereby contributing to the bottom line.
As seen at IMTS, beta testing is underway for direct synchronization with the next generation of BIG KAISER digital boring heads, the EWD-EVO. Features will include visual display of head adjustments on the app for easier in-machine adjustments and saving of cutting data for specific heads and operations. These app features, along with the new digital heads, are expected to be available late 2017.
BIG KAISER is a worldwide leader in high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metalcutting industry that guarantee extreme accuracy and repeatability. Our products are of the utmost quality — manufactured with materials and craftsmanship that enable superior performance. As a member of the BIG DAISHOWA Group (Osaka, Japan), BIG KAISER has grown into a well-recognized global tooling provider, with manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.