KELLER.Software: Most Innovative CNC Software Company 2022

We now have an additional reason to celebrate! We are so excited to announce that we have been awarded Most Innovative CNC Software in West Germany by German Business Awards 2022. We’re thrilled to be recognized for our hard work and innovation in the industry.

Congratulations to our team! Thank you for your support!

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    SYMplus™ Update 63

    SYMplus™ Update 63 is now available to all customers with plusCARE™ and includes new features as well as great improvements. Scale the font size in the editor of the simulators to 200% by…

    Newsletter December 2022

    6 steps to an organised Postprocessor list. SYMplus™ provides a list of around 50 Postprocessors. In reality, you will hardly ever need all of them. Mostly you work with one or a few. So selecting…

    SYMplus™ Update 63

    SYMplus™ Update 63 is now available to all customers with plusCARE™ and includes new features as well as great improvements.

    • Scale the font size in the editor of the simulators to 200% by default (e.g. for the beamer image of the teacher’s computer)
    • When creating PAL gap-filling tasks, store individual instructions for each gap in the text
    • Receive the new simulators for the SINUMERIK 808D control system
    • The exchange of revolver stations and individual allowance presettings for roughing, facing and grooving in turning operation was never so easy

    In addition, many detailed improvements in the simulators for PAL2020, SIEMENS 810D/840D and HEIDENHAIN allow for more effective work. The use of mobile licenses and the sources for the creation of individual macro work steps (by customer order) have also been improved. Other sample programs have been revised according to PAL2020 (for new installation as part of the user data).

    More details about the update >


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      Newsletter December 2022

      6 steps to an organised Postprocessor list.

      SYMplus™ provides a list of around 50 Postprocessors. In reality, you will hardly ever need all of them. Mostly you work with one or a few. So selecting the right postprocessor can prove to be a nuisance with such a large list. Here is a tip that can help you organise those Postprocessors efficiently: Create a second folder for postprocessor parameter sets, and copy the postprocessors you currently need into this folder. That’s it.

      Here it goes:

      Step 1: Open the “Work plan” operating mode (alternatively also “PAL simulator” or “Simulator”).

      Step 2: Select “F1 File” > “F5 Management” > “F4 Postprocessor Parameter”.

      Step 3: Mark the file(s) relevant to you and …

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      SYMplus™ Update 63 is now available to all customers with plusCARE™ and includes new features as well as great improvements.

      Scale the font size in the editor of the simulators to 200% by default (e.g. for the beamer image of the teacher’s computer)

      When creating PAL gap-filling tasks, store individual instructions for each gap in the text

      Receive the new simulators for the SINUMERIK 808D control system

      The exchange of revolver stations and individual allowance presettings for roughing, facing and grooving in turning operation was never so easy

      In addition, many detailed improvements in the simulators for PAL2020, SIEMENS 810D/840D and HEIDENHAIN allow for more effective work. The use of mobile licenses and the sources for the creation of individual macro work steps (by customer order) have also been improved. Other sample programs have been revised according to PAL2020 (for new installation as part of the user data).

      More information about Update >

      Lastly, we want to pause and look back at the past year.

      It was great to see that many events and meetings took place this year. It started with the BETT UK education fair in London in March and ended with the BZI Remscheid open day last month.

      The fact that face-to-face meetings were more feasible again than in the past two years was also evident at the KELLER.Academy: close to 40 guests came to the Academy courses this year (in comparison: there were less than twenty in 2021). In addition, the KELLER.Academy celebrated its fifth anniversary and held (virtual) training courses in Pakistan and Mexico, both of which are far away. In September, we published the new “SYMplus™ license via the Internet”, with which you now only need one KELLER ID to let several users work with SYMplus™. And in October, a new edition of the workbooks was also published.

      Look out for more new improvements next year!

      Missed new developments? Check out our website at KELLER.News for all the important information including newsletters, announcements and more.
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      The KELLER.Software team wishes you a pleasant Advent season and relaxing holidays.

        – Your KELLER.Software Team

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      Next Appointments:

      12. – 13. January 2023: Basic graphic programming (CAD/CAM) with SYMplus

      26. – 27. January 2023: Basic DIN/PAL programming with SYMplus

      Further Information >

       

      New on YouTube: With the PAL2020 reform, some commands in the PAL encoding have been changed. As a result, programs written according to PAL2008 or PAL 2012 no longer run and lead to error messages. With this practical tip, you can easily rewrite your programs.
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        PRACTICAL TIP – How to organise Postprocessors

        December 2022

        SYMplus™ provides a list of around 50 Postprocessors. In reality, you will hardly ever need all of them. Mostly you work with one or a few. So selecting the right postprocessor can prove to be a nuisance with such a large list. Here is a tip that can help you organise those Postprocessors efficiently: Create a second folder for postprocessor parameter sets, and copy the postprocessors you currently need into this folder. That’s it.

        Here it goes:

        Step 1:

        Open the “Work plan” operating mode (alternatively also “PAL simulator” or “Simulator”).

        Step 2:

        Select “F1 File” > “F5 Management” > “F4 Postprocessor Parameter”.

        Step 3:

        Mark the file(s) relevant to you and add them to your personal selection list with “F5 Add”. The selected files are then each marked with a black triangle/arrow.

        Step 4:

        Then select “F2 Copy” and choose the destination folder from the list. Confirm your selection with “F10”. If you don’t have a folder yet, create one by clicking “F2 Add …” or ‘link’ to an already existing one. In our example, the new folder is called “MY_PPs” and is a subfolder of the default folder “PARAM-SA”.

        Step 5:

        Finally, enter the name under which the folder should appear in the “SYMplus™ File Management” in the future (for example: “My Post Processors”) and confirm with “F10”.

        Now you can select your newly created folder from the folder list. Click on “F10” to open the folder. Subsequently, you can exit the parameter set management with “Esc” or “F10”.


        We hope we could help you with this tip. For more practical tips, visit KELLER.News on our website or the KELLER YouTube channel.


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          Newsletter November 2022

          The VR workshop: Playful access to the CNC world.

          What if you could learn in a “real” CNC workshop instead of learning theory in a classroom? What if you could practice there on lathes or milling machines without the fear of making a mistake? This is the possibility offered with the VR workshop from KELLER.Software.

          With this modern and playful learning method, the necessary learning content is intuitively internalized. Thanks to the two VR controllers, you can now move through the “virtual workshop”, you grasp objects, press buttons and make machines work. And the VR glasses are like a new pair of eyes.

          More about the VR workshop >

           

          Do you want to dive into the virtual world yourself? On November 4 and 5, 2022, we will be at the BZI Remscheid open day with our VR glasses. We would be happy to give you a glimpse of the Virtual World. Of course, we will also be available to answer any questions you may have on the topics of training, further education and vocational orientation.

          More about the event >

           

           

          We wish you a beautiful day ahead

            – Your KELLER.Software Team

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          Next Appointment:

          08. – 09. December 2022: Driven tools, level swivel and reform PAL2020

          Further Information >

           

           

           

          New on YouTube: Practical tip “From PAL Programming to chips“. The phrase “From PAL programming to chips” refers to the fact that with SYMplus™ you can not only learn the theory, but you can also build a bridge to practical application.

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            Open Day at the BZI Remscheid - Info

            Meet KELLER.Sofware from November 4 to 5, 2022 at the open day of the BZI Remscheid. Our experts will be happy to demonstrate the 'Virtual Workshop' with VR glasses or help you with questions about training,…

            Open Day at the BZI Remscheid – Info

            Meet KELLER.Sofware from November 4 to 5, 2022 at the open day of the BZI Remscheid. Our experts will be happy to demonstrate the ‘Virtual Workshop’ with VR glasses or help you with questions about training, further education, career orientation and, of course, KELLER products. We will be available for you both days.

            Date:

            Friday, 04. November 2022 from 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
            Saturday, 05 November 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.

            Location:

            Berufsbildungszentrum der Industrie (BZI)
            Wüstenhagener Straße 18 bis 26
            42855 Remscheid

            You can find more information about the event on the BZI Remscheid website.


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              Newsletter October 2022

              New edition workbooks for PAL2020.

              In 2 months it will be Christmas, but before we settle down comfortably on the sofa with cookies, we still have a PAL exam coming up.

              To help you prepare for the exam in the best possible way, we have updated the SYMplus™ workbooks to include the PAL2020 commands and made a few other important corrections as well. The new edition with PAL2020 is now available for purchase from us. By the way, even without an exam, the workbooks are a great learning tool to learn the CNC basics with SYMplus™.

              Buy SYMplus™ workbooks now >

               

              What are SYMplus™ workbooks?

              Methodically interlocked with SYMplus™, the SYMplus™ workbooks are the ideal teaching material for the introduction to CNC, basic training according to DIN, preparation for the PAL exam as well as control-specific technical training and CAD/CAM. The workbooks are structured according to topics and contain tasks with increasing levels of difficulty. The workbooks are also available digitally on request.

              These workbooks are available for purchase:
              • SYMplus™ Turning workbook
              • SYMplus™ Milling workbook

              If you want to know in detail what contents can be found in the respective workbooks, take a look at the reading samples:
              Workbook Samples >

              Another great offer for the PAL exam preparation: The “PAL exam preparation” course from November 10 – 11, 2022 at the KELLER.Academy. For 1.5 days, it’s all about the complete PAL coding in turning and milling and we’ll go through the pitfalls of the gap check together.

              Registration and further information about the courses >

               

               

              We wish you a beautiful day ahead

                – Your KELLER.Software Team

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              Next Appointments:

              10. – 11. November 2022: Exam preparation PAL

              24. – 25. November 2022: Basics of DIN/PAL programming with SYMplus

              Further Information >

               

              On the YouTube channel of KELLER.Software you can watch the CNC software in action on the playlist “SYMplus™ in practice”.

              Link to the playlist >

               

               


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                Greetings from Bad Sobernheim. KELLER.Academy was on site at Firma Musashi last week for a 2 day course on “Level Swivel and Driven Tools”. We visited Firma Musashi for the first time 3 years ago. It was a great pleasure for us to be able to organise another KELLER.Academy course there. In these 2 days, we programmed until our heads were spinning, even beyond the script examples and the sense of achievement was impressive. Many thanks to the three instructors Raab, Schmitt and Christmann for these intensive and creative course days.

                Click on the following link to learn more about the courses offered at the KELLER.Academy: https://cnc-keller.com/keller-academy/

                 


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                  Newsletter September 2022

                  1 KELLER-ID = x Users. No more time-consuming setups. No more of this unnecessary administrative act. Easily create one license for each technology and multiple users can work with the same KELLER ID…

                  Newsletter September 2022

                  1 KELLER-ID = x Users.

                  No more time-consuming setups. No more of this unnecessary administrative act. Easily create one license for each technology and multiple users can work with the same KELLER ID at the same time. From now on, this is possible online with the new version of the SYMplus™ license.

                  Before: Each individual user had to be registered with a unique KELLER ID in the customer portal of the KELLER Cloud.

                  Today: You can easily start SYMplus™ for many users at the same time via a single KELLER-ID and a password. This password can be changed by the admin (teacher) at any time.

                  This is especially convenient for schools. When the course/school year is over, you can just change the password once and only the students who are part of the current course/class will be able to work with the software.

                  The “old” variant (standard variant) is of course also still possible and can be requested by you as usual.

                  What is a SYMplus™ Online license anyway?

                  The Online License allows you to start the software without a USB key, in contrast to the conventional license. Just enter the password and off you go. All you need is a permanent internet connection ( the license is accessed via this connection).

                  Is this exactly what you need? Then contact us now to purchase a license >

                  Practical Tip: Rewrite old PAL programs for the PAL2020

                  With the PAL2020 reform, some of the commands in the PAL coding were changed. The commands were changed so that programs written after PAL2008 or PAL 2012 will no longer run and lead to any error messages in the newer PAL2020 simulators (or PAL2020 C/Y or PAL2020 3+2). This means that you have to rewrite the program blocks almost completely – and that takes time.

                  A faster way to do this is to use the “Find/Replace“ trick! To learn more about this Tip of the Month, please click here.

                   

                  We wish you a beautiful day ahead

                    – Your KELLER.Software Team

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                  Next Appointments:

                  13. – 14. October 2022: Driven tools, level swivel and reform PAL2020

                  27. – 28. October 2022: Basic graphic programming (CAD/CAM) with SYMplus

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                  KELLER.Software’s SYMplus™ workbooks ensure that you are well prepared for the new school year. Request workbooks now >

                   


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                    PRACTICAL TIP – Rewrite old PAL programs for the PAL2020

                    September 2022

                    With the PAL2020 reform, some of the commands in the PAL coding were changed. The commands were changed so that programs written after PAL2008 or PAL2012 will no longer run and lead to any error messages in the newer PAL2020 simulators (or PAL2020 C/Y or PAL2020 3+2). This means that you have to rewrite the program blocks almost completely – and that takes time.

                    A faster way to do this is to use the “Find/Replace” trick:

                    This trick works when “translating” PAL2008 or PAL2012 commands to PAL2020, because there is a simple mapping between old and new here. Below, we will briefly touch on how you can rewrite the cycles more easily. You need this, for example, for the piercing cycles in turning, which are still called G86 or G88, but have many new or changed cycles.

                    Step 1

                    Open the program, which you have already programmed in an older PAL coding, in the “PAL2020” mode. You will then get the following message: “The NC program is faulty!” Delete this message by pressing “F10”. The last block that does not correspond to the PAL2020 coding is now marked in the editor. In the example (exercise program “LAGER3” from the workbook “Plane Swivel”): “N65 G17 CR180 AR90”. Here (and in many other places in the program) G17 must be replaced by G15.

                    Step 2

                    Now select the “Search/Replace” function using “F1” and enter “G17” in the “Search for” field and “G15” in the “Replace with” field:

                    Click on “Replace All” to replace “G17” with “G15” in the entire document. Finally, accept this edit with “F10”.

                    Step 3

                    Subsequently, in our example, the line “N45 G48 G40 R10 Z0” is marked as incorrect, because after PAL2020 the commands for tangential approach and departure have also changed. Replace them according to the same principle: “G48 G40 R” becomes “G40 G46 RR”. And then “G41 G45 D” = “G41 G45 DL”.

                    Step 4

                    For the training program “LAGER3” all necessary replacements are done with it, and you can use “F7 Editor” to switch back to the “guided mode”. There you can simulate the program using “F9” and finally save the changed program with for example the name extension “2020”.

                    A complete table with a comparison between “PAL2008/PAL2012” and “PAL2020” (as of summer 2022) can be found at the very bottom of this post.

                    Rewrite Cycles:

                    This is not quite as simple as the PAL commands. But with this little trick, you will surely save some effort:

                    Step 1

                    Start by commenting out the “old” cycle blocks in the editor. Then program the cycle blocks again in the guided mode (“F7 Editor”). Note that commenting out changes the line numbering (which affects jumps with G23), since pure comment lines have no line numbers. To avoid this, write the previous cycle as a comment after a regular (innocuous) NC block. This will then look for example like this:

                    N28 M1 ; G86 X60 Z-55 ET54 EB6 RO-0.5

                    Step 2

                    After you have changed the cycle set, just delete this comment again.


                    To learn more practical tips, please visit KELLER.News on our website or visit the KELLER YouTube channel KELLER-YouTube-Kanal.


                    PAL2008/PAL2012PAL2020MeaningWhere is it found?
                    G41 G45 DG41 G45 DLLinear tangential approachMilling and Turning with driven tools
                    G42 G45 DG42 G45 DLLinear tangential approachMilling and Turning with driven tools
                    G40 G46 DG40 G45 DLLinear tangential departureMilling and Turning with driven tools
                    G41 G47 RG41 G46 RRTangential approach on a quarter circleMilling and Turning with driven tools
                    G42 G47 RG42 G46 RRTangential approach on a quarter circleMilling and Turning with driven tools
                    G48 G40 RG40 G46 RRTangential departure on a quarter circleMilling and Turning with driven toolsn
                    G17G15Svivelling and Resetting the machining levelMilling Level selection
                    G17G15 G17 IP3Level selection face end with virtual Y axisTurning with driven tools
                    G17 CG15 G17 IP0Level selection face end with polar coordinatesTurning with driven tools
                    G17 Y CG15 G17 IP5 CMLevel selection face end with real Y axisTurning with driven tools
                    G18G15 G18 TURNLevel selection for TurningDrehen mit angetr. Werkzeugen
                    G19 XG15 G19 IP1 DMLevel selection surface area with virtual Y axisTurning with driven tools
                    G19 CG15 G17 IP0Level selection surface area with polar coordinatesTurning with driven tools
                    G19 Y XG15 G17 IP5 DMLevel selection chord area with real Y AxisTurning with driven tools
                    G86M1 ; G86Radial recessing cycleTurning, not automatically “translatable”, therefore commented out here with M1 ;. The cycle must then be reprogrammed.
                    G88M1 ; G86Axial recessing cycleTurning, not automatically “translatable”, therefore commented out here with M1 ;. The cycle must then be reprogrammed.

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