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    Software

    One software, many solutions

    • By MTDCNC
    • November 22, 2020
    • 3 minute read

    JPB Système was founded in France in 1995 as a solution provider for the aviation industry with a Polish branch established in 2016 in Jasionka. Between its two locations, the company employs more than 130 people. From its beginning, JPB Système has focused on the development and production of fasteners for aircraft engines. As a direct supplier for aircraft engine OEMs including Safran, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney and General Electric, parts produced in France and Poland can be found in practically every commercial aircraft currently operated by most of the world’s major airlines.

    JPB Système works mainly on DMG MORI turning centres such as the NZX1500/200, which, in addition to turning, enables advanced milling operations. The company’s machine park also includes Okuma and Nakamura-Tome turning centres, multi-axis longitudinal machines from Citizen and 3 and 5-axis FANUC ROBODRILL milling centres. JPB Système embodies the concept of Industry 4.0. Equipped with six DMG MORI centres, one of their production lines is fully automated and features an artificial intelligence system. The line is also integrated with measurement systems, making production completely autonomous.

    The company’s products are often complex parts for a variety of aircraft engines, so parts must be modified and adapted to existing systems or designed by the customer. Ensuring consistently high quality is a challenge. JPB Système tries to apply technologies and operations that allow production to be as comprehensive, efficient and automated as possible. Each of these operations is often performed on just one machine, to support this, JPB Système’s French location has been using ESPRIT CAM software to prepare turning and milling programs. At the Polish location, the software was implemented in 2019 and allows users to comprehensively program parts and drive the entire machine park.

    ESPRIT is primarily used for programming 3, 4 and 5-axis milling operations on the FANUC ROBODRILL machine in the R&D department. Most of the designs are prototypes of numerous new ideas and products. The complexity and variety of these designs are relatively large and the degree of complexity is high—especially as the structures have not yet been optimised.

    JPB Système places much emphasis on quality and the standard of the surface finish. Prototype parts, processed with ESPRIT are presented to the client for their own internal tests.

    JPB Système uses various materials including stainless steel, aluminium, plastics, inconel, brass and carbon steel using the full catalogue of tools that includes T-cutters, boring bars and special tools. One additional challenge is the need to mill axis-symmetric elements on machines such as lathes, where relatively easy, smooth and continuous contour turning sometimes requires the use of all tools and kinematic capabilities.
    One of the latest products modelled and machined with ESPRIT, is a special tensioner of the tendon, equipped with a self-locking mechanism. Although the details of this device is produced on turning centres, the prototypes were modelled and made on a 5-axis machining centre, achieving exceptional milling surfaces that are normally turned.

    In addition to basic milling operations, machining a detail requires the use of a 5-axis operation, global finishing and multi-axis contouring. The ESPRIT program enables the effective use of all possible machine tools, along with an accurate virtual simulation of the machine and its equipment, such as the workholding, the tools and the kinematics.

    The generated code is optimised for the machine tool and does not require subsequent editing on the machine controller. Significantly, this reduces the risk of a collision and accelerates throughput.

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    One software, many solutions

    JPB Système was founded in France in 1995 as a solution provider for the aviation industry with a Polish branch established in 2016 in Jasionka. Between its two locations, the company employs more than 130 people. From its beginning, JPB Système has focused on the development and production of fasteners for aircraft engines. As a direct supplier for aircraft engine OEMs including Safran, Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney and General Electric, parts produced in France and Poland can be found in practically every commercial aircraft currently operated by most of the world’s major airlines.

    JPB Système works mainly on DMG MORI turning centres such as the NZX1500/200, which, in addition to turning, enables advanced milling operations. The company’s machine park also includes Okuma and Nakamura-Tome turning centres, multi-axis longitudinal machines from Citizen and 3 and 5-axis FANUC ROBODRILL milling centres. JPB Système embodies the concept of Industry 4.0. Equipped with six DMG MORI centres, one of their production lines is fully automated and features an artificial intelligence system. The line is also integrated with measurement systems, making production completely autonomous.

    The company’s products are often complex parts for a variety of aircraft engines, so parts must be modified and adapted to existing systems or designed by the customer. Ensuring consistently high quality is a challenge. JPB Système tries to apply technologies and operations that allow production to be as comprehensive, efficient and automated as possible. Each of these operations is often performed on just one machine, to support this, JPB Système’s French location has been using ESPRIT CAM software to prepare turning and milling programs. At the Polish location, the software was implemented in 2019 and allows users to comprehensively program parts and drive the entire machine park.

    ESPRIT is primarily used for programming 3, 4 and 5-axis milling operations on the FANUC ROBODRILL machine in the R&D department. Most of the designs are prototypes of numerous new ideas and products. The complexity and variety of these designs are relatively large and the degree of complexity is high—especially as the structures have not yet been optimised.

    JPB Système places much emphasis on quality and the standard of the surface finish. Prototype parts, processed with ESPRIT are presented to the client for their own internal tests.

    JPB Système uses various materials including stainless steel, aluminium, plastics, inconel, brass and carbon steel using the full catalogue of tools that includes T-cutters, boring bars and special tools. One additional challenge is the need to mill axis-symmetric elements on machines such as lathes, where relatively easy, smooth and continuous contour turning sometimes requires the use of all tools and kinematic capabilities.
    One of the latest products modelled and machined with ESPRIT, is a special tensioner of the tendon, equipped with a self-locking mechanism. Although the details of this device is produced on turning centres, the prototypes were modelled and made on a 5-axis machining centre, achieving exceptional milling surfaces that are normally turned.

    In addition to basic milling operations, machining a detail requires the use of a 5-axis operation, global finishing and multi-axis contouring. The ESPRIT program enables the effective use of all possible machine tools, along with an accurate virtual simulation of the machine and its equipment, such as the workholding, the tools and the kinematics.

    The generated code is optimised for the machine tool and does not require subsequent editing on the machine controller. Significantly, this reduces the risk of a collision and accelerates throughput.