Siemens at the AMB 2016
AMB 2016, Hall 4, Booth C12
Taking a holistic approach to the topic of machine tool digitalization, the company will be concentrating on three main aspects: The engineering and production of machine tools (build), manufacturing using machine tools (operate), and ways of improving machines and production (optimize). Siemens will also be showcasing automation solutions surrounding its Sinumerik CNC controls, alongside pioneering and innovative concepts such as additive manufacturing. By taking this integral approach encompassing digitalization, automation and technology, Siemens is making a vital contribution to improving not only productivity but also the quality of produced components.
New metal cutting functions
The machining of complex workpieces calls for extreme precision, perfect surface finishes and a high level of process reliability. To further optimize metal cutting productivity in the future, it will be essential for machines to increasingly interact with their environment, starting with a modern operator interface through programming to smart networking of machine automation with IT systems.
The Sinumerik 840D sl is the ultimate multitasking expert, enabling a combination of different machining technologies such as turning, milling and drilling as well as workpiece and tool measurement in a single clamping operation on the machine tool. The milling technology package Sinamics MDynamics and new technology functions such as Top Surface enable a large number of CNC sets to be processed within an extremely short time when working with complex free-form surfaces.
Smart operation enables simple, efficient working at the machine
Within Smart Operate, Siemens has extended its offer of Smart Operation. Alongside the Sinumerik 840D sl, the Sinumerik 828D is now also capable of using multi-touch gesture control. Its capacitive PPU 290 multi-touch panels with their 15.6” display provide a high level of user convenience. Additionally, Smart Prepare and Smart IT are also part of the offering for shop floors.
Production planning with Sinutrain
The controller-identical NC programming workstation Sinutrain is now available with the latest Sinumerik SW 4.7 software pack. Sinumerik Operate V4.7 complete with its animated machine operator panel brings a realistic representation of Sinutrain to a PC or laptop. The new variants enable machines with different CNC software versions to be depicted in a virtual machine hall, and also come with a flexible user interface design. This means that the machine control panel and HMI can be depicted separately in different views and on several screens: ideal for displaying a clear, large-area depiction of Sinumerik Operate for presentation purposes. Machine manufacturers can simply adapt Sinutrain so that the software functions depict their actual machine, affording users extreme convenience for production planning in their accustomed work environment away from the factory floor. The original Sinumerik CNC kernel allows NC programs to be tested and verified before being run on the machine itself. This not only enhances machine availability, but also helps prevent problems such as collisions during actual machining.
Alongside these innovations, the Siemens booth will also feature the following highlights:
Seamless digital production and use of manufacturing resources
The Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software with the Teamcenter and NX programs is designed to support the entire value adding process – from workpiece design through simulation and construction to production. With the digital twin, the virtual and real production worlds converge. This results in a high degree of process reliability for the subsequent machining process and minimizes set-up times, particularly where batch sizes are small. With Sinumerik Integrate, Siemens will also be showcasing solutions for networking machines and linking them to higher-level IT systems. The Fleet Manager for Machine Tools is a cloud-based application (MindApp) on MindSphere which allows both local and globally distributed machine tools to be monitored as a basis for improving their availability and productivity.
Solutions for robot integration
Siemens is the world’s only manufacturer to offer Run MyRobot interfaces for robot integration and direct CNC connection: from simple connection through convenient integration for handling applications to ultra-precise motion control of machines with robot kinematics. With their six degrees of freedom and their outstanding flexibility, robots are ideally suited to cope with machining operations on outsized workpieces or where accessibility is an issue. To achieve a high level of precision and quality at the workpiece, the robot needs to be integrated into the CNC control and consequently into the CAD/CAM-CNC process. This is where NX CAM Robotics offers integrated programming solutions.
Additive manufacturing opens up completely new production possibilities
Siemens offers an integrated software and automation solution for additive manufacturing across the entire value chain, with Sinumerik forming the basis for industrial solutions. Programming, including simulation of material deposition and removal, takes place using NX CAM, which enables the merging of additive and subtractive technology into hybrid concepts. In this way, new technological fields of application such as laser powder deposition welding can be implemented.
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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment - such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems - and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.