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Based on SINUMERIK Operate, multitasking machining is seamlessly supported across all technologies. Irrespective of whether series production or shopfloor operation. In SINUMERIK Operate workpieces can be simulated, both for turn-milling as well as for mill-turning. This means that Siemens offers an attractive package for complete machining and the preconditions for efficient and highly productive CNC machining.
The swivel cycle CYCLE800 allows the high-speed programming of machining operations performed in a swiveled plane, as well as the approaching and aligning of turning tools on a milling machine – combined on a graphic interface. For example, the static swiveling of the workpiece coordinate system allows arbitrary drilling and milling operations in swiveled planes on turning machines.
The dynamic 5-axis transformation TRAORI transforms turning machines into high-quality milling centers. On one hand, this allows universal multiside machining in just one clamping operation. On the other hand, TRAORI ensures a dynamic but at the same time homogeneous orientation of the tool on the workpiece surface, therefore facilitating the machining of demanding moldmaking workpieces – also on lathes.
Simulation with SINUMERIK Operate guarantees maximum process reliability and safety as the real geometries of the tools are always used. In turn-milling machines, milling and turning as well as workpiece measurement can be simultaneously simulated. Mill-turning machines have the same identical simulation and simultaneous recording options as turn-milling machines.