GKE + CAM – Graphical Programming (Throwback 1989)

Today we look back on our product “GKE + CAM”, the forerunner of our current CNC software SYMplus™! This tool revolutionised “graphical programming”. With clear pictograms, the most complex geometries could be captured and combined with the raw part in the work plan. Production strategies such as roughing and finishing were implemented directly in tool paths, without the need for G and M functions.

Well-known personalities like the one in the photo, Johannes Rau (then Minister-President of NRW, later Federal President), were highly impressed. On the right next to him are Mrs. and Mr. Keller.

Fun fact: Rau was born in Wuppertal and was even mayor of his home town from 1969 to 1970.

Discover more about our history on our website: https://cnc-keller.com/history/


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    Whitsun 2024

    The KELLER.Software team wishes everyone a wonderful long Whitsun (vacation) weekend with lots of time for the family! From Tuesday, May 21, KELLER will be back for you as usual.

    Basic DIN/PAL programming with SYMplus™ (KELLLER.Academy)

    Last week, the KELLER.Academy focused on DIN/PAL programming with SYMplus™.

    Congratulations to Mr. Schneider from Wolfgang Loch GmbH & Co. KG, as well as Mr. Harmsen-Pawils from MIELE (Lehrte plant) and Mr. Möllinghoff from BZI Remscheid on their successful completion of the course! Thank you for a great time! We hope to welcome you back to Wuppertal soon.

    Interested in developing your professional skills too? Browse through the courses offered by the KELLER.Academy: https://cnc-keller.com/keller-academy/


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      New video on YouTube: 2-sided CNC machining: radius correction, thread undercutting (DIN76), thread turning …

      Using the 3D simulation of our SYMplus™ CNC software, we will show you how task 12 from Christiani’s “Collection of tasks in CNC turning technology according to PAL2020” could look like in reality.

      This task includes:

      • Drilling G84
      • Internal roughing G81
      • Finishing with radius correction (external and internal)
      • Internal grooving
      • Thread undercut DIN76
      • Thread turning G31

       


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        Bergisches Competence Center for CNC and PLC Technology (Throwback 2001)

        In May 2001, the “Bergisches Competence Center for CNC and PLC Technology” was inaugurated at BZI Remscheid!

        This marked a strong partnership between KELLER, SPINNER, SIEMENS, and BZI, which provided the facilities and infrastructure (and with whom we still maintain a close friendship to this day!).

        Together, we introduced state-of-the-art CNC programming into various industries. Thanks to practical courses and innovative tools such as ShopMill and ShopTurn from SIEMENS, skilled workers quickly familiarised themselves with the then-new technology. But it wasn’t just professionals; students also had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of metal technology and create their own workpieces.

        • In the group photo from left to right: Mr. Strackbein (BZI), Mr. Tödt (BZI), Mr. Spinner (SPINNER), Mr. Keller (KELLER), Mr. Gatti (SIEMENS).
        • In the second photo, you can see Mr. Reckermann, our Head of Sales, leading a course on the opening day.

        Discover more about our history on our website: https://cnc-keller.com/history/


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          Father's Day 2024

          Tomorrow is Father's Day - time for moments with the family! Whether it's a fun games evening or a relaxed outing, we always value time with our loved ones. That's why our office will be closed over Father's…

          Cutting Machine Operator Final Exam – good luck!

          To all aspiring machinists and metal professionals: Good luck and lots of success for your final exams! The KELLER.Software team is keeping our fingers crossed for you!


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            Cutting Machine Operator Final Exam – last-minute study tips!

            You had planned to prepare in advance, but then you were tempted by friends, the nice weather and so on… But don’t worry, as experts in (CNC) learning, we still have an ace up our sleeve for you – a few last-minute study tips that can help you make the most of the remaining days.

            Instead of slogging through dusty textbooks, why not watch (free) videos? Visit our YouTube channel and click through the “Instant CNC” playlist, for example, where many of the exercises from the CHRISTIANI task collections are illustrated:

            You can find all PAL commands clearly laid out and free of charge on our support page:

             You can easily rent our CNC learning software “SYMplus” for a final, effective crash course:


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              Labour Day (1 May 2024)

              Tomorrow is “Labour Day”, but instead of working, we're also taking a well-deserved break to celebrate the achievements of the 19th century labour movement. Enjoy your day off and (hopefully)…

              New video on YouTube: CNC turning from 2 sides

              Using the 3D simulation of our SYMplus™ CNC software, we will show you how task 11 from Christiani’s “Collection of tasks in CNC turning technology according to PAL2020” could look like in reality.

              This task includes:

              • Manual reclamping (G30 Q1)
              • Planning, roughing, finishing
              • Stepped shaft
              • Thread with undercut

               


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              Klaus Reckermann

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                The countdown is on: final machinist exam 2024

                The countdown is on! But don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to learn … for instance with SYMplus™ – the super straightforward CNC learning software from KELLER. Simply rent it. Simply learn. And pass your final machinist exam next week with flying colors.


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                  New video on YouTube: Internal Machining: Repetition of CNC Turning Cycles

                  Using the 3D simulation of our SYMplus™ CNC software, we will show you how task 10 from Christiani’s “Collection of tasks in CNC turning technology according to PAL2020” could look like in reality.

                  This task includes:

                  • Finishing
                  • Drilling cycle
                  • Thread
                  • Radial grooving
                  • Axial grooving

                   


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                    Throwback 1990 – KELLER “Technik-Centrum” Workshop

                    The KELLER “Technik-Centrum” was opened in the early 90s and was a place of innovation.

                    The heart of the place was a workshop equipped with six CNC machines and six different CNC controls. A true highlight in our company history!

                    Discover more about our history on our website: https://cnc-keller.com/history/


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