Machine Tool simulation. To steadily stay ahead of competition, machine tool manufacturers are currently forced to perform a paradigm change from conservative developing and testing methods towards the utilization of Computer-Aided-Engineering (CAE) software. In order to facilitate the access to Virtual Prototyping (VP) software tools, FunctionBay, the Technical University of Munich (IWB) and the MT manufacturer FRAMAG have commonly developed a dedicated simulation software which totally focuses on the requirements of the machine tool manufacturing branch. Component libraries. RecurDyn/MT components can be modeled with different levels of detail to focus on specific aspects of the machine simulation. It comprises ball screw motion drives and linear guides, bearings etc. which allow large motion analysis of full flexible structures. The necessary data to fill the parametric models can be extracted from supplier catalog data sheets. RecurDyn/MT also provides tools to run standardized maneuvers like ISO circularity tests and others.
Link to a German description of the RecurDyn Machine Tool (Mehrkörpersimulation gekoppelt Verfahrbewegungen auf flexiblen Körpern ... Der Anwender benutzt dafür vordefinierte Eingabemasken, in der Daten von verwendeten Strukturkomponenten (wie Kugelgewindetriebe und Linearführungen) eingegeben werden, die er gängigen Herstellerkatalogen entnehmen kann.)