Cascading Cut Lists
New Cascading Cut Lists Software Feature
Save Time Running Successive Cut Lists
TigerTouch is now equipped with a brand new feature called Cascading Cut Lists, which runs lists sequentially, or in a cascading effect.
Cascading Cut Lists automatically begins processing the next list, whether it is a pattern, push feed, or set point style list, so long as it is tagged with ‘<isCascade>true</isCascade>’ in TigerLink6.
Cascading Cut Lists saves operator time whether processing metal, wood, composites, or plastic. Once a list designated a Cascade list is complete, the software automatically searches for and initiates, the next Cascading list, until the entire job is finished.
Using the Cascading Cut Lists feature means the operator does not have to wait until a list is finished, choose the next list he wants to run, and press start. The operator can run successive lists, saving a tremendous amount of time. If material profiles change from one list to the next, Cascading Cut Lists’ software will notify the operator so he can feed the necessary material for the job.
In addition, Cascading Cut Lists can be used with added time saving and material saving software features, such as Dynamic Pack Optimization. It can also be paired with TigerStop’s brand new Thermal Transfer Printer.
If you want to run multiple lists, one after another, simply tag the list with ‘<isCascade>true</isCascade>’ in TigerLink6 and you are ready to go.
Features and Benefits
- Lists run in an ongoing sequence so the operator doesn’t have to hit start, saving time initiating new cut lists
- Cascading Cut Lists works in conjunction with Archiving. Reporting data from each list is saved in an archive folder for review
- Pre-optimized lists can be run sequentially
- Curtainwall/fenestration industries who use 3rd party software solutions can now optimize pattern lists in an ongoing sequence
- Curtainwall and fenestration industries can pair Cascading Cut Lists with TigerStop’s brand new Thermal Transfer Printer. Custom part list information can be printed onto finished pieces using special UV resistant ink, keeping labels from fading in sunlight over time
- Combine Cascading Cut Lists with Dynamic Pack Optimization to quickly process packs or bundles of materials for a job, reducing over-cutting, and achieving the best yield possible
- Cascading Cut Lists notifies operators when a different material or profile needs to be fed through the machine, allowing operators to quickly process varying materials within a job
- Additional reporting features are available via the TigerStop SQL Server folder. Reporting features are available if you are familiar with the SQL programming language and have TigerTouch version 2.03 or above. You will need to download Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (free) to access reports. There are also additional tools available to access SQL Servers
- Profiles can be saved and pulled up by their sort strings
Cascading Cut List Requirements:
- TigerLink6 v6.08 or greater
- TigerStop with v5.60 or greater
- Windows PC
- Can be shipped with TigerStop’s standard Surface Pro table and case
- Windows7 or greater
- A serial port, or USB-Serial Adapter
- A standard serial cable
- Connect the serial cable between the serial port on the PC and the serial port on the Amplifier.
- If printing is desired, enable printing on the TigerStop Enable Code, and configure as usual.
TigerStop was founded in 1994 by Spencer Dick, who as the owner of a thriving manufacturing business, became frustrated with the inherent inefficiencies of his machine operators stopping to reset and recalibrate whenever they were cutting material to various lengths. Spencer also noticed that regardless of how carefully material was measured, the end results were always of slightly different dimensions. He founded TigerStop to automate the cutting process so that exact and accurate parts, whether wood, metal or plastic, would result each and every time.
TigerStop, LLC is a global leader in automated stop/gauge and pusher systems under the TigerStop and SawGear brand names. Headquartered in Washington State, TigerStop is a U.S. manufacturer of products for the fenestration, cabinet, furniture, construction, electronics, plastics and metalworking industries. TigerStop has a second manufacturing and distribution facility in Wierden, Netherlands, a distribution network spanning six continents, and product support in five languages. TigerStop products easily integrate with existing equipment to help optimize and improve the accuracy of all lineal cutting processes. To view videos and testimonials or to request a quote, please visit www.tigerstop.com or phone 360-254-0661.
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