The ITA which stands for Iscar Tool Advisor is a free Web-based tool selection software that bases tool selection on a mathematical algorithm to increase productivity.
The importance of optimized tool selection is paramount in maximizing productivity, and thus ITA – Iscar Tool Advisor application provides an effective process of narrowing down all possible tooling scenarios, taking into account cutting conditions, machine power, metal removal rate and cutting time.
Users can enter a few mandatory fields (two to six) for quick results or complete more-detailed fields specifying machine parameters, tool diameters, tool types, grades and more. The Iscar Tool Advisor application provides the 3 best tooling options but can display up to 25 tool recommendations per application search.
Results include tool and insert details, cutting conditions, power, metal-removal rate and cutting time. Each search has a printable recommendation report, and the application can also send users via email a pdf file that includes the input and output for each application search.
ITA – Iscar Tool Advisor supports both inch and metric platforms and supports 25 different languages. Users can link to the ISCAR electronic catalogue.
ITA is available free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Iscar Tool Advisor application can also be uploaded and used on any iPhone or iPod Touch, making all of Iscar’s technical information available and accessible to any user via the internet, Wi-Fi or mobile connection.