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).

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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!

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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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    Newsletter March 2022

    Innovations and the future of learning.

    We have good news: The next SYMplus™ update will be available in the next few weeks for all customers with a plusCARE™ contract.

    You can expect improvements to PAL2020, optimisations to the software performance and much more in Update 62 of your SYMplus™ CNC software. As soon as it is online, we will let you know immediately. Please keep an eye on our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn), our website or the update notification in the software. 

    In this context, we would also like to point out that Update 61 was already available last week. However, this had a bug and so we reacted quickly and stopped it without further ado. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about this. With Update 62, this error has been fixed.

    All new features and optimisations can always be found here on our website.

    The Bett UK Education Exhibition is taking place in London this month (23 – 25 March). Mr. Reckermann, our head of sales and KELLER software expert, will be there to discuss with educators from all over the world how learning can be shaped in the future – and, of course, what KELLER.Software can contribute to it. We are already looking forward to these inspiring days and will report on our impressions from London in the next newsletter.

    You can find more information about the fair here on our website.

     

    Much more from KELLER.Software

    Next appointment:

    21.-22. April 2022: Exam preparation PAL

    More info > https://cnc-keller.com/keller-academy/

     

     

     

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      Newsletter February 2022

      Learn new things faster and more effectively

       

      It is no secret that learning is increasingly taking place on the Internet.

      Videos are particularly popular. Videos increase the clarity of a topic through their visual presentation and, because our brains remember images better than texts, help us retain information in our heads for longer.

       

      That’s why we at KELLER.Software have been running a YouTube channel for a few years now, covering topics such as: 

      How does the machining of Grooves work?> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqqflAwVSeE 

      How to setup vocabulary tests and multiple choice tasks using SYMplus™ software?> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5FngKoU1Qo&t=4s 

      How to compare production strategies effortlessly with each other using SYMplus™ software?> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSeaABYL7wg&t=3s 

      There is something for everyone. No matter whether you are just taking your first steps as an apprentice or would like to further your education as an experienced person.

      Click here to go to the KELLER.Software YouTube channel > https://www.youtube.com/c/CNCKELLERGmbH 

      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.

      To learn more about this Tip of the Month, please click on the picture.




      Much more from KELLER.Software

      Upcoming Training Sessions:

      10.-11. Mar. 2022: Driven tools, plane swing and reform PAL2020

      17.-18. Mar. 2022: Basics of graphic programming (CAD/CAM) with SYMplus™.

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        Newsletter January 2022

        Into the new year with good news.

        KELLER.Software wishes you a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2022.

        We at KELLER.Software, are also back from a week of company holidays, refreshed, relaxed and energized. We usually like to start our new year with good news. 2022 is also not different. The good news this year is that the free PAL student licenses that we offered to support students during the pandemic, to help them train from home, has been extended till 30.06.2022. Please note that you can only apply for these free licenses until 30.05.2022. We hope this small gesture from us helps support your students in their training. 

        In case you are a student/trainee in Germany and you haven’t applied for it yet, feel free to do it here > https://cnc-keller.de/symplus-erwerben/#simplus-fuer-zuhause 

        You probably already read on our social media channels that we are participating in the education exhibition in London, BETT UK 2022. Please note that the exhibition dates have been postponed from January to March 23 – 25, 2022 due to the current restrictions in London from the pandemic. Of course, this does not diminish our excitement. We are very much looking forward to spending three days immersed in inspiring content, networking and exchanging ideas with educators from all over the world.  


        More info on this can be found here:
        https://cnc-keller.com/aktuelles/bett-uk-2022-education-exhibition/ 

        Once again KELLER.Software wishes you a successful 2022.

        Much more from KELLER.Software

        Next appointments:

        10.-11. Feb. 2022: Basics of graphical programming (CAD/CAM) with SYMplus

        24.-25. Feb. 2022: Basic DIN/PAL programming with SYMplus

        More info > https://cnc-keller.com/keller-academy/

         

        Let us learn something new this new year. Head over to the KELLER.Software YouTube channel where you can learn all about SYMplus™ and watch other interesting CNC videos as well.

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          KELLER.Software at the Metal Day 2022

          Fostering young talents is the way to go! For the Metal Day at the David Röntgen School in Neuwied, Germany, both practical and theoretical workshops came together. It was a great pleasure for us to be…

          Newsletter December 2021

          Your 2021 with KELLER.Software.

          The year 2021 was once again full of challenges, experiences and innovations. But before we wish each other “Merry Christmas and a good and successful year 2022”, December once again offers the opportunity to look back together into the last year:














          And in December? The KELLER.Software team will be there for you as usual, so that you can get everything sorted before the end of the year.

          Much more from KELLER.Software










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          Next appointments:

          In 2022, the doors of the KELLER.Academy will remain open for you. Keep an eye on our website for new schedules or contact us to book your next training. 

          More info > https://cnc-keller.com/keller-academy/

           

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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…

            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,…

            Newsletter November 2021

            Accessibility, Friendliness, Competence and Persistance.

            Are you at a loss for ideas on how to solve your CNC related questions? Don’t worry! That is why we have an expert support team at your service.

            And by that we do not mean an annoying hotline where you: 

            1. spend what feels like hours on hold with a melody (which is guaranteed to give you an earworm), or 
            2. you notice directly that the person has no knowledge of the subject at all. 

            Rather, this is about the support teams, like that of KELLER.Software, who really help you solve your problems.

             

            Mr.Korthaus from the firm Feinwerkmechanik Marcus Röll in Wuppertal recently described KELLER support with the words: “Accessibility, friendliness, competence and persistance”.  When he faced a technical problem because of the interface between the machine and the computer, “he was at a loss himself”, as he wrote in his review. 

             

            He went on to say: “In the course of solving the problem together, it had become clear that this problem was not easy to fix. And at this point I’m very grateful that KELLER support got involved and didn’t let go, so that we were in constant contact and were able to find a solution together.”

            We would like to return our thanks to Mr. Korthaus at this point, who has confirmed to us with his kind review that we are not doing a bad job at all.

            You can read the whole review from Mr. Korthaus here, as well as other interesting reviews from customers > https://cnc-keller.com/customers/ 

            Do you also need help with a problem? Then pick up the phone (or the keyboard) and contact our KELLER support.

            Much more from KELLER.Software

            Training more than 70 apprentices with different levels of knowledge is a big task. In the following 2 part video Mr.Herkert, the Head of Technical Training at the firm Knipex explains how KELLER Software has helped him through his challenges and why it is the preferred software at Knipex for almost 20 years.

            Watch Part 1 now > https://cnc-keller.com/aktuelles/customer-review-knipex-part-1/ 

             

            Watch Part 2 now > https://cnc-keller.com/aktuelles/customer-review-knipex-part-2/ 

             

            Upcoming Training Sessions:

            09.-10. Dez. 2021: Driven tools, level swivel and reform PAL2020

            Further Information> https://cnc-keller.com/keller-academy/

             

             

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              Newsletter October 2021

              Still in service then and now

              Do you own any old CNC machines? Or do you know such models from the past? Well, even if neither is the case, this discovery at the Bergische University Wuppertal is interesting for all CNC professionals. There is a Boehringer VDT DUC 560 lathe from 1996.

              And the best part: it works! This is achieved by using the former CNCplus control from KELLER, which makes the workpieces turn.

              In the video below, Mr. Cavallaro, the workshop manager of the Physics Mechanical Workshop at the university, takes great pleasure in programming this 25 year old machine.

              Watch now and let us know your thoughts > https://cnc-keller.com/aktuelles/boehringer-vdt-duc-560-lathe-built-in-1996/

              We hope you liked the video. Do you have a similar story to share with us? What does your workstation look like? We would love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to email us your thoughts and ideas.

              Practical Tip: Clever Cutting and Reclamping

              The plan was quite simple. Cut a turned part to be machined on both sides from the bar and at the same time programme the second machining side. If the length of the blank is defined to such an extent that at the end, there is enough material to “cut” out of the protective zone for the chuck or the clamping jaws.

              However, if you proceed as described, after the “cutting off” step it would result in the half-finished workpiece falling in the simulation as in reality the chip tray or a part catcher. Afterwards, the geometry is no longer available in the working plan for further machining.

              But what is the solution then? The following practical tip gives you the answer:

              To learn more about this Tip of the Month, please click on the picture below: 



              Much more from KELLER.Software

              Upcoming Training Sessions:

              04.-05. Nov. 2021: Basics of DIN/PAL Programming with SYMplus

              11.-12. Nov. 2021: Exam preparation PAL

              Further Information> https://cnc-keller.com/keller-academy/



               

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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…

                Newsletter September 2021

                Tricky Production Order?

                With renewed energy from the holidays, we are now getting back to work. To support you even more confidently and effectively than before, a very informative training session was held for the KELLER.Software team last month. The main focus was on you, our customer, and how we can help you more effectively in the very first telephone conversation.

                Speaking of support: Recently, Schmidt Zerspanungstechnik GmbH approached us with a very fascinating task…

                For two counter-rotating 3-flute flat threads on a spreader roll (Ø152, length approx. 3m), the control on their machine does not offer a suitable cycle.

                The solution was quickly obvious: a macro needs to be programmed in SYMplus™. This macro will rough and finish the threads with normal grooving steels in many small infeeds. Since this was initially a one-off order for the company from Herdorf, it was created together with the customer via Zoom meeting.

                Are you familiar with such tricky production orders? Do you have trouble finding a solution on your own? Then get in touch with us using the form below. KELLER.Software team will be happy to help you.

                Much more from KELLER.Software

                Upcoming Training Sessions:

                07.-08. Oct. 2021: Driven tools, level swivel and reform PAL2020

                21.-22. Oct. 2021: Basics of graphical programming (CAD/CAM) with SYMplus™

                Further Information> https://cnc-keller.com/keller-academy/


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                First of all, do not panic, we will of course get back to you as soon as possible. In the meantime, we recommend that you visit our support page, where frequently asked questions are answered. Maybe your question has already been answered?

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                  Training - DIN/PAL Programming

                  This week's topic in KELLER.Academy was "Basics of DIN/PAL Programming with SYMplus™". We had 5 wonderful visitors for this course - Mr. Lattwein and Mr. Riedinger from the Gewerbliche Schule Ehingen…

                  Newsletter August 2021

                  Summer slump? Not with us!

                  No matter whether it is a long trip or a vacation at home on the balcony, the KELLER.Software team wishes you a wonderful and relaxing summer season.

                  While you are hopefully enjoying your well-deserved vacation or have already enjoyed it, we used the time to further develop ourselves internally. 

                   For example, we launched our first ( to be regular in the future) employee survey, which focused on how comfortable the individual employee feels in the company and with his or her colleagues. Because just as the relationship with our customers is important, the working atmosphere is also of great importance for a healthy company – and of course you, our customer, will also benefit from this.

                   

                   

                  That’s why the outcome from the survey was all the more pleasing: Everyone in the KELLER.Software team supports each other and we get on very well together.

                   

                   

                  In addition to this, our sales department is also undergoing training to make your experience with us even more pleasant.   

                  If you want to take advantage of the summertime just like we do, take a look at our KELLER math software, TECHNICplus™. With it, you can brush up on your math skills in a fun way.

                  Click here for the software > https://www.cleverbridge.com/858/purl-cnc-keller-Katalogdeu

                  Much more from KELLER.Software

                  Upcoming Training Sessions:

                  09.-10. Sep. 2021: Basics of graphical programming (CAD/CAM) with SYMplus™

                  23.-24. Sep. 2021: Basics of DIN/PAL Programming with SYMplus

                  Further Information> https://cnc-keller.com/keller-academy/

                   

                  Here is a look into our absolutely innovative 3D learning world. It is a playful and instructive first contact with the workshop, machine and CNC control. Though this webinar has been created in German, our software is available in many languages including English. 

                  (Please Note: This webinar is in German. Interested in seeing this webinar in English? Let us know using the form  below. If there are many people interested in it, we will arrange an English webinar on this topic.)

                  Watch the full webinar > https://cnc-keller.de/aktuelles/webinar-virtuelle-werkstatt/ 

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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 July 2021

                    SYMplus™. Perfectly. Tailored.

                    Do you sometimes feel that companies only offer fixed prices, with which you often feel uncomfortable? Also, your individual requirements for the product are not understood? We at KELLER.Software follow a different philosophy: We would like to know more about you and your company, so that we can create a tailor-made price for you as well as an exclusive plan for your requirements.

                    To do this even better, we have developed a new SYMplus™ concept.

                    With the new concept, picking the right software configuration for you becomes easy. New SYMplus™ packets provide a good and understandable overview. And with many more add-ons you can personalize your SYMplus™ packet.





                    View new SYMplus™ packages > https://cnc-keller.com/buy-symplus/ 







                    Practical Tip: 3 steps to rotary-symmetric contour

                    A pocket or an island contour is usually constructed from the starting point of the contour once around to the end point. In the case of a rotary-symmetrical contour, this would usually be unnecessarily time-consuming and, in part, hardly feasible anyway due to the dimensions.

                    To learn more about this Tip of the Month, please click on the picture below: 













                    Much more from KELLER.Software

                    Upcoming Training Sessions:

                    19.-20. Aug. 2021: Basics of DIN/PAL Programming with SYMplus

                    26.-27. Aug. 2021: Driven tools, plane swing and reform PAL2020

                    Further Information> https://cnc-keller.com/keller-academy/

                     

                     

                    Learn through extensive and playful tasks general arithmetic, rule of three, formula conversion, Pythagoras, trigonometric functions and much more. The software also offers an introduction to CNC technology. You determine your own learning workload and can prove your acquired knowledge in tests at the end. 

                    Acquire TECHNICplus™ > https://www.cleverbridge.com/858/purl-cnc-keller-Katalogdeu

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                      Christiani Trainers' Day 2022

                      Finally, the Christiani Trainers' Day took place again! For two days, the focus in Rheine was on technical training and further education. In four different workshops the latest developments were exchanged.…