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JULY 2018 48 CompositesWorld » PROCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE Automation/Industry 4.0 releases JETCAM (Monaco) has announced new versions of its entire range of core applications, which now also includes new iOS/Android apps. The releases herald JETCAM's continuing move into total automation and Industry 4.0 support for the sheet metal and composite manufacturing sectors. JETCAM Expert v20 includes JET-Cut, which enables complex grids of holes to be laser cut using artificial intelligence, and reportedly does so far more quickly than conventional methods — and without the user having to specify which areas should have the logic applied. It applies logic on any suitable geometry, allowing users to import a CAD file, apply profiling information and nest components in seconds, auto- matically. JET-Optimizer delivers a highly optimized hole-cutting sequence, which is said to minimize machine movement and avoid unnecessary travel over already cut holes. Overall, the company says, JETCAM Expert benefits from hundreds of changes across all areas of the software, support for more than a dozen new machines and many enhancements to various existing postprocessors. JETCAM Orders Controller (JOC), version 3, reportedly features dozens of enhance- ments over its predecessor, including what the company describes as a "powerful" new batch nest report, a completely redesigned nests screen and integration into JETCAM's Line Commander line management software. Version 5 of JETCAM's award-winning composite manufacturing suite, CrossTrack, is now available, delivering what is described as enterprise-level tracking of material, complete automation of the nesting process, as well as order management and shop floor nest scheduling. Using MS SQL Server, CrossTrack is said to provide real-time location information on raw material, assemblies and individual parts, as well as providing tight integra- tion into JETCAM Expert. Tight integration and data exchange with existing systems such as MRP also is supplied. CrossTrack further benefits from the launch of mobile versions of its Material Transfer Station. Available in both iOS and Android formats, the application reportedly enables users to quickly scan the barcode of materials or parts to facilitate location trans- fers or obtain information. The apps themselves are free to download and use via customers' existing Material Transfer Station licenses. The above updates are available free to existing customers with a current maintenance contract. jetcam.com Your Eastman machine is a stand-up member of the team, a reliable partner, a workhorse. With more than 130 years in business and happy clients dating back to 1888, Eastman has earned its reputation as our customer's hardest worker. Your Eastman can do a lot in a day - in fact, it never really punches out. Visit eastmancuts.com to learn more about Eastman's 130 years of trust. Never calls in sick. NEW PRODUCTS

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