Choice for Sheet Flip Ops on Fewest Sheets??

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Choice for Sheet Flip Ops on Fewest Sheets??

Postby JohnLashuay » Fri, Jan 15 2010, 10:59AM

We are running CN 5.49 and the update flip op feature being able to flip the whole sheet is great. The only negative that we are finding is that each job will nest the flip ops on different sheets to perform the best yield. This is great if you are just looking at your yield. Is there any chance that there could be an option to combine the flip ops onto the fewest sheets?

Just a thought. I'd like to see how it is working for everyone else.

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Re: Choice for Sheet Flip Ops on Fewest Sheets??

Postby Larry Epplin » Fri, Jan 15 2010, 3:08PM

We considered this option when we implemented the flip ops first feature. Unfortunately there is not a straight forward method for implementing this with our nesting library. We will consider this as an enhancement in the future.

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Re: Choice for Sheet Flip Ops on Fewest Sheets??

Postby JohnLashuay » Fri, Jan 15 2010, 3:39PM

Thanks Larry!

I must say that having this capability is a vast improvement over the individual flip ops. We were planning on doing everything possible to stay away from flip ops the previous way, so being able to flip the whole sheet is great! What we are finding is that most of the parts that have flip ops are drawer sides, so being that they are small, they get nested in where they can fit. This creates the issue of having a flip op on multiple sheets as opposed to just 1 or 2. Not the end of the world!!!!! :)

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Re: Choice for Sheet Flip Ops on Fewest Sheets??

Postby Josh Rayburn » Mon, Jan 18 2010, 11:43AM

I think that's a fantastic idea, and I haven't even upgraded to 5.5 yet.
Can anyone tell me - do I have the OPTION to flip the whole sheet OR do it the old fashioned way (one at a time)?
How does the router know the reference is clean and everything lines up when the sheet is flipped over?
Does it trim the outer perimeter of the whole sheet on the 'first' machining side then when flipped it's got a clean reference against....pins? G902 flip bracket? How does this all work?
Sounds like a vast improvement allright!
thanks TWD!
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Re: Choice for Sheet Flip Ops on Fewest Sheets??

Postby Larry Epplin » Mon, Jan 18 2010, 11:51AM

The Flip Ops First option can be turned on or off. When off the old way is used.

The sheet is trimmed to insure it is square. There are 3 options for trimming.

2 edges
3 edges
just where the pins are located

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Re: Choice for Sheet Flip Ops on Fewest Sheets??

Postby Josh Rayburn » Mon, Jan 18 2010, 12:36PM

SWEEEET :D
thanks Larry!
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Re: Choice for Sheet Flip Ops on Fewest Sheets??

Postby Ray Jorgensen » Mon, Jan 18 2010, 2:34PM

This sounds like a time saver to me. With the option "on" - is the sheet fliped in the same manner as individual parts are?

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Re: Choice for Sheet Flip Ops on Fewest Sheets??

Postby Wayne Adelkopf » Sat, Feb 20 2010, 2:44AM

Hi Ray:
The sheets are flipped on the Y axis. The option to trim the sheet just at the pin locations works great.


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