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Expanded Hardware and Software Offering for CNC

Siemens is expanding its offering for its digital-native CNC, SINUMERIK ONE. With Run MyVirtual Machine, the digital machining twin, the NC program can be simulated, tested and run virtually on the computer.

Create MyVirtual Machine masters the challenges of digital transformation.

Machine tool builders benefit from the Digital Twin by speeding up development and commissioning times.

Siemens has announced an expansion of its offering for the digital-native control platform, SINUMERIK ONE. The new numerical control unit (NCU) 1740 hardware complements the existing NCUs 1750 and 1760 as well as the panel processing unit (PPU) 1740, thus expanding its use in modular machines.

The software applications SINUMERIK RunMy Robot/Direct Control and SINUMERIK RunMy Robot/Direct Handling are available starting with version 2.0 for SINUMERIK ONE. This means that SINUMERIK ONE can also be used for robotic applications. There are also new technology functions for SINUMERIK ONE with the new CNC software version 6.15. For example, Protect MyMachine Multichannel is now available for collision avoidance. During machining, this function provides reliable protection against the unwanted collisions of moving components with static components inside the working area of the CNC machine.

With the new Multichannel feature, it is possible to ensure collision avoidance between parallel processes. With the new technology function comb grooving, the control receives an upgrade for effective and process-safe turning by intelligently using the Y-axis and making the production of deep and wide grooves possible. This function improves the productivity of the CNC machine through higher material removal and better cutting guidance during turning.

For the SINUMERIK ONE Digital Twin, there are new innovations for machine builders in Create MyVirtual Machine and for machine users in Run MyVirtual Machine. Machine builders also benefit from Create MyVirtual Machine's ability to customize their own interfaces with various HMI engineering tools, as well as enhanced safety commissioning capabilities. Workpiece measuring cycles via probe simulation are also possible.

With Create MyVirtual Machine, CNC machines can be developed, commissioned and tested simultaneously. NC, PLC and safety programming, as well as HMI parameterization, are efficiently performed using the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal, which is now available in V17 for machine tools. The behavior of the machine logic can also be tested with the SIMIT simulation platform. Optionally, the machine design concept can be verified with the Mechatronic Concept Designer. Machine builders can get support in creating the digital twin with SINUMERIK ONE Virtual Commissioning, Consulting, Implementation and Training. As part of this offering, project-specific requirements are analyzed together with Siemens experts, and a solution concept is developed, including virtual commissioning and training.

With the digital twin of machining, Run MyVirtual Machine, the NC program can be simulated, tested and run-in virtually on the computer. This saves time at the machine and prevents programming errors that can lead to collisions. With this update, it is now also possible to simulate lathes in the 3D option. For efficient learning and testing, the software has new machine templates. In addition, the Display Manager and SINUMERIK Sidescreen offer machine users a better operation and programming experience.

Machine users who want to upgrade and modernize their CNC machines through digital transformation now have the option for a control retrofit from a previous CNC system to SINUMERIK ONE. All adaptation work can be carried out in the digital twin before actual conversion, thus enabling a machine retrofit within a few working days.

For more information contact:

John Meyer

Siemens Industry, Inc.

Motion Control

390 Kent Avenue

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007


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