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Industry Sector / Drive Technologies Division
Nuremberg, Germany, 2010-Sep-28
Under the motto "Productivity in Motion" at this year’s AMB trade fair, Siemens showed that the Sinumerik CNC platform can be flexibly used in all processing technologies and industries. This takes the respective requirements into consideration: "Our CNC system gives the user the right level of integration, quality and speed. This leads to higher productivity in processing," said Uwe Häberer, Manager of the Siemens machine tools business area.
At the Siemens Booth C 12 in Hall 4 at the AMB trade fair, the visitors were able to test the operation and programming of the Sinumerik 840D sl and Sinumerik 828D controllers on technology models for milling, grinding, turning and handling. Among other things, Sinumerik provides graphical support for setting up the machine. The productivity of the entire processing phase increases thanks to the easy programming of the machine and due to technology cycles like those for multi-edge and part-turn machining. During milling, the Sinumerik MDynamics technology packages primarily ensure highly dynamic precision without refinishing using the intelligent "Advanced Surface" motion control. All of the turning and milling processes can be programmed and set up in a uniform graphical display by means of the Sinumerik Operate user interface. The Sinumerik 840D sl CNC controller allows complex workpieces to be processed in one clamping unit. The user can switch between the technologies and even use multitools. At the trade fair, visitors were also able to test the new version of the SinuTrain training software, which is now based on Sinumerik Operate. Thanks to this, it has the same look and handling of the user interface and it now includes all of the new operating and programming functions.
Depending on the industry, various requirements were the focal point of the trade fair presentation. In medical engineering, for example, high quality, speed and traceable, integrated processes are indispensable. Siemens showed that it meets these requirements at the special booth in the "Medical Technology Center" (Hall 7, Booth A33). In cooperation with machine manufacturers and technology partners, a demonstration was given in a machine park, which showed how medical workpieces and instruments are machined. The machining technologies 5-axis grinding, turning and milling were demonstrated on machines controlled by Sinumerik. Among other things, the visitors learned how a tooth implant comes into being – from the programming and production to the manufacturing of the high-precision workpiece on a dental machine. In order to achieve integrated processes, Siemens provides solutions covering the entire CAD/CAM/CNC process chain, beginning with design and simulation. Thanks to the simulation, for example, the machining time in the machine can be shortened and collisions can be avoided. Machines can be networked and medical parts can be traced using the "Manufacturing IT" service.
Siemens has always increased the productivity of its customers with innovative CNC solutions and this can clearly be seen as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Sinumerik CNC platform. At the main booth, visitors learned about the history of controllers, from the first NC controllers, CNCs with microprocessors and CNC-integrated safety solutions, to controllers for the compact class Sinumerik 828D. The star of the show was an over 40-year old milling machine, the "Deckel FP1" with a Sinumerik 840D sl controller.
Siemens was a partner of the Institute for Production Management, Technology and Tool Machines in Darmstadt, Hall 5. The company also participated in the colloquium of the association for production technology in Stuttgart on the topic of "Sustainable technologies and processes for the future". At the AMB, Siemens also exhibited in the CNC arena in Hall 4, Booth C42 as well as at the special youth show in Hall E0/100, and it supported the energy efficiency initiative "Blue Competence" of the Association of German Machine Tool Factories (VDW).
Further information can be found at www.siemens.com/sinumerik
The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 207,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal year 2009 total sales of approximately €35 billion.http://www.siemens.com/industry
The Siemens Drive Technologies Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is the world's leading supplier of products and services for production machinery and machine tools. This includes standard products but also encompasses industry-specific control and drive solutions. Integrated technologies along the entire drive train with electrical and mechanical components offer highest potential to reduce energy consumption in industrial plants. The services provided by the Division include mechatronics support in addition to online services for web-based fault management and preventive maintenance. With around 36,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Drive Technologies achieved total sales of €7.5 billion in fiscal year 2009.www.siemens.com/drivetechnologies
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