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Open, Industrial PC-based CNC for Fabrication and Special Machines

With its optimized motion control and open operating concept, the Sinumerik MC controller is designed for various fabrication machines.

Siemens offers a new Sinumerik MC controller, a universal, open, industrial PC-based CNC system. Its optimized motion control, high-performance automation and integrated Windows 10 operating system make it an ideal control for fabrication and specialty machines, including woodworking, stone-cutting, laser and even conventional basic grinding machines. With an open operating concept, this new control system is also suitable for certain additive manufacturing, metalforming, adhesive applications, plate cutting, grinding and laser or waterjet cutting.

The Windows 10 operating system provides easy integration of customized software for these machines. The open operating concept and the extensive range of interfaces make it a universal, open control that can be easily utilized in existing fabrication machine solutions. Sinumerik Motion Control (MC) is optimally equipped with the latest generation of the Sinumerik numerical control (NC) kernel to meet the demands of the fabrication industry.

"The Sinumerik MC facilitates motion control with maximum accuracy and, due to G-code programming, offers freedom and flexibility in machine control," said a company spokesperson. The integrated Simatic S7-1500F PLC increases the speed of response which, in turn, improves the automation performance. Sinumerik MC offers Safety Integrated as the Siemens industry standard for safety and implements the multi-layer Defense-in-Depth-Concept for IT security.

"Sinumerik MC can be engineered in the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal, which provides a highly efficient engineering environment," said the spokesperson. "This opens up new engineering opportunities for machine builders." Conventional PLC languages and high-level language programming are available in the TIA Portal to create automation programs for the control system. This is assisted by fast and simple commissioning offered by Sinumerik Operate, the graphical user interface of the Siemens CNC system.

For more information contact:

John Meyer

Siemens Industry, Inc.

390 Kent Avenue

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007


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