When the production of a component starts, it often turns out that the component deviates more or less strongly from its model. This is where APC (Advanced Program Compensation) comes in, which serves to compensate and adjust NC programs for chip-clip riveting machines.
The use of APC ensures greater flexibility due to the compensation of riveting positions. How far the component deviates from the model can be checked on the machine before production. This results in a better production result than without compensation. Strong fluctuations within the production tolerances also dampen the compensation.
APC is executed in the background as a console application on the NC control (Windows PC).
APC minimizes operator intervention via the Human Machine Interface (HMI). There is no need to correct major deviations in the running production process, as the software has already done this. This significantly increases the productive operating time of the Spant-Clip riveting machine.
APC is an important component in shortening the manufacturing process and in supporting and improving the Fastener lifecycle. Challenges can be identified early, not in the next production step.