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Scalable Automation and Drive Technology Package for Tapping Centers

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  • Package for tapping centers consisting of compact CNC, frequency converter with triple overload capability and high-speed electric motor
  • For ultra-fast tool changes: spindle start-up from 0 to 24,000 revolutions/minute in less than one second
  • Scalable functions and performance thanks to control hardware variants
  • High speed for high-speed cutting with small tools

Siemens has put together a scalable package of coordinated automation and drive components specifically for tapping centers. It consists of the Sinumerik 828D compact CNC with new panel processing units PPU2xx.3 of various performance classes as control hardware and the new variant of the Sinamics S120 Combi drive with triple overload capability. The package is completed with the new Simotics M-1PH8 Premium Performance main motor, which can achieve high speeds.

The productivity of tapping centers can be increased considerably due to the specially coordinated components, the powerful control system hardware, the converter with enhanced overload resilience and the high-speed main motor from Siemens. For example, the spindle can be started up from 0 to 24,000 revolutions per minute in less than one second. This saves considerable time, particularly with tapping center applications featuring frequent tool changes.

The Siemens range is also especially suitable for the increasing number of applications with freeform surfaces and high surface quality, for example cell phone components, which are manufactured with small high-speed cutting (HSC) tools and have short machining times. The tapping center’s maximum machine dynamics can be utilized to the fullest extent with the scalable performance spectrum, for example the different control hardware variants PPU 260.3 or 280.3 for the Sinumerik 828D compact CNC.

Background information

Tapping centers are designed as machine tools with small work spaces for milling, drilling and thread machining, and are frequently used to manufacture hard disk and mobile phone housings, for example. These are made out of lightweight materials using small tools and at high speeds.

For specific product information and inquiries, call (800) 879-8079 ext. Marketing Communications or send an e-mail to: SiemensMTBUMarCom.industry@siemens.com.

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The Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly automation and drive technology, industrial software and technology-based services. The Sector’s comprehensive portfolio covers the entire industrial value chain, from product design, engineering and production to services. Siemens enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency, and flexibility in a wide variety of different industries. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Divisions Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services as well as the Business Unit Metals Technologies.

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Three Convenient Functions for CNC Turning and Milling Applications

  • convenient_milling_turnning_functions_sinumerik_cncThree new functions for the Sinumerik Operate operator interface simplify the operation of turning and milling machines
  • Time-saving program handling
  • High-speed setting cycle with plain text function
  • Retraction function for manual retraction of tools

Siemens has added three new functions to the Sinumerik Operate graphical user interface making it easier to operate turning and milling machines. A new program management system, plain text reading in the high-speed setting cycle, and the new retraction function support operators during standardized turning and milling operations using the Sinumerik 828D compact CNC — or in high-end applications using the modular Sinumerik 840D sl CNC.

The Sinumerik Operate program manager has been supplemented with a new program management system providing direct access to all connected drives. Users can now work simultaneously on all connected drives and their file structures. In addition, a larger number of different file formats can be displayed than before.

In the powerful cycle package of Sinumerik Operate, the high-speed setting cycle has been simplified by plain text reading for a host of machining methods. This high-speed setting cycle supports machine tool operators in all tool- and mold-making applications by transferring the machining tolerance.

In the new version, machining methods such as roughing, pre-finishing or finishing can be output as plain text, and the orientation tolerance can also be entered. Users only have to specify a few parameters for this purpose.

The new retraction function in Sinumerik Operate now supports users when retracting a tool following an interruption caused, for example, by power failure or NC reset.

In JOG mode and in the swiveled machine state with Cycle800 or Traori five-axis transformation, machining can now be continued from the point of interruption following manual recovery.

For specific product information and inquiries, call (800) 879-8079 ext. Marketing Communications or send an e-mail to: SiemensMTBUMarCom.industry@siemens.com.

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The Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly automation and drive technology, industrial software and technology-based services. The Sector’s comprehensive portfolio covers the entire industrial value chain, from product design, engineering and production to services. Siemens enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency, and flexibility in a wide variety of different industries. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Divisions Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services as well as the Business Unit Metals Technologies.

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Powerful Control Hardware for Compact CNCs

Siemens has developed new control hardware with greater computing power for its panel-based Sinumerik 828D and Sinumerik 828D Basic compact CNCs for turning and milling applications.

Siemens has developed new control hardware with greater computing power for its panel-based Sinumerik 828D and Sinumerik 828D Basic compact CNCs for turning and milling applications.

  • New PPU2xx.3 hardware for Sinumerik 828D and Sinumerik 828D Basic
  • More computing power and operation — up to twice as fast
  • Ruggedly built for use in harsh industrial environments
  • For Sinumerik 828D Basic, there is now only one piece of hardware
    for turning and milling
  • Trouble-free conversion from the previous version to new hardware

Siemens has developed new control hardware with greater computing power for its panel-based Sinumerik 828D and Sinumerik 828D Basic compact CNCs for turning and milling. The new PPU2xx.3 panel processing units replace the previous PPU2xx.2 generation and are available for all six versions of the Siemens compact CNC.

The greater computing power has significantly accelerated the operating speed of the Sinumerik Operate graphical user interface during commissioning, programming and operation. For example, when changing operating areas, the screen forms are loaded almost twice as fast as before.

The new PPU2xx.3 hardware for Sinumerik 828D and Sinumerik 828D Basic has a more rugged design than the previous version so that it can be used in harsh industrial environments, and it is also better protected against wiring errors during installation in a control cabinet. Additionally, the Sinumerik 828D Basic can now also be used for turning and milling on one piece of hardware. This reduces costs, especially in regards to spare parts.

PPU2xx.3 has the same dimensions and connectors and is fully compatible with version PPU2xx.2. This ensures trouble-free conversion to the new hardware, which requires Sinumerik 828D V4.5 SP3 software or higher.

 

For more information about Siemens CNC solutions for the machine tool industry, visit our website: www.usa.siemens.com/cnc.

For specific product information and inquiries, call (800) 879-8079 ext. Marketing Communications or send an e-mail to: SiemensMTBUMarCom.industry@siemens.com.

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The Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly automation and drive technology, industrial software and technology-based services. The Sector’s comprehensive portfolio covers the entire industrial value chain, from product design, engineering and production to services. Siemens enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency, and flexibility in a wide variety of different industries. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Divisions Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services as well as the Business Unit Metals Technologies.

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IMTS RECAP: “Anything is possible” with SINUMERIK CNC at IMTS 2014 in Chicago — booth E-5010

IMTS14-ReceptionIf you missed IMTS 2014, here’s what attendees saw at Siemens booth E-5010:

  • SINUMERIK 808D / 808D Advanced CNC — the perfect, pre-configured CNC for basic, standard machines
  • SINUMERIK 828D / 828D Basic — advanced CNC that’s made easy
  • The SINAMICS drive platform
  • Our family of SIMOTICS servo-, linear-, torque- and main spindle motors
  • Solutions for aerospace, automotive, power generation and medical part manufacturing
  • The CAD/CAM/CNC process chain
  • New innovations for additive and hybrid machining
  • Live presentations and technical seminars throughout the week

For more information: http://www.industry.usa.siemens.com/drives/us/en/events/imts-show/pages/imts-show.aspx

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Download the Siemens Customer Booklet: IMTS 2014 Siemens Customer Booklet

Please forward all inquiries to:

SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
DRIVE TECHNOLOGIES
MOTION CONTROL
MACHINE TOOL BUSINESS
390 Kent Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: 847-640-1595
Fax: 847-437-0784
Web:  www.usa.siemens.com/cnc
Email:  SiemensMTBUMarCom.sea@siemens.com
Attention:  John Meyer, Manager, Marketing Communication

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Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/industry.

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is the world’s leading supplier of products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/drivetechnologies.

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Siemens at IMTS 2014: Integrated CNCs and Robots

DATE: Tuesday, September 9
TIME: 1:15 PM – 2:10 PM
ROOM: W-193B

Abstract

Aerospace manufacturing is changing faster than ever before.  The Industry seeks cost-effective and increased productivity through multi-function machines, agile manufacturing processes and re-taskable automation.

To increase productivity, traditional CNC machines are being combined with more and more automation equipment.  Robots are playing an ever-increasing role in this automation.  Their flexibility, range of motion and efficient floor space utilization make them ideal automation partners for traditional CNC machines.

And most recently, CNC-controlled robots are beginning to perform some of the manufacturing operations previously reserved for more traditional CNC machines.

This presentation focuses on the integration of CNC and robotic technologies in aerospace manufacturing.  Topics covered include typical control architectures for various process needs, programming and synchronization.  Lastly, the importance of manufacturing process design using product lifecycle management (PLM) tools prepared for the integration and simulation of CNCs with robots is discussed.

Click here to view the Conference Details on the IMTS Website.

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Speaker Biography

Roger Hart is an Engineering Manager at Siemens Drive Technologies Motion Control R&D.
Roger has 29 years of experience in CNC architecture, design, and software engineering.
He has a BS in Math and Computer Science from Marietta College.

 

Please forward all inquiries to:

SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
DRIVE TECHNOLOGIES
MOTION CONTROL
MACHINE TOOL BUSINESS
390 Kent Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: 847-640-1595
Fax: 847-437-0784
Web:  www.usa.siemens.com/cnc
Email:  SiemensMTBUMarCom.sea@siemens.com
Attention:  John Meyer, Manager, Marketing Communication

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Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/industry.

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is the world’s leading supplier of products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/drivetechnologies.

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Siemens at IMTS 2014: New Trends with Servomotor Encoders and Cables

DATE: Thursday, September 11
TIME 3:15 PM – 4:10 PM
ROOM: W-193B

Abstract

With Motion Control being added to all areas and levels of machines, it is becoming common place to see more and more servos in the latest designs.  Increased cost position, both upfront and operational, along with the leapfrog in usability of servos, have been major drives in this adaption outside of the obvious productivity benefits.  In this session we will look at emerging trends revolving around cabling and encoders for servomotors that are leading this innovation.

We will first look at using field replaceable encoders for servomotors which have greatly improved the on-site serviceability.  Next, we will discuss benefits of using digital communications for encoder signals and built-in electronic type plate technology, which has provided plug-and-play commissioning for servo systems.  This discussion would not be complete without exploring the single cable approach for both encoder and motor power, and what this emerging trend will mean for future machine designs.

Click here to view the Conference Details on the IMTS Website.

Click here to add Siemens to your IMTS Show Planner! BOOTH E-5010

Speaker Biography

Craig Nelson is the product marketing manager for SINAMICS high performance servo and vector drives in the Motion Control Business of Siemens Industry, Inc. Craig has been with Siemens for over twenty years and, in previous roles, has held engineering positions in the field and in system design.  He has expert knowledge of AC and DC drives across various applications and is an avid promoter and presenter of new motor and drive technologies.

 

Please forward all inquiries to:

SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
DRIVE TECHNOLOGIES
MOTION CONTROL
MACHINE TOOL BUSINESS
390 Kent Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: 847-640-1595
Fax: 847-437-0784
Web:  www.usa.siemens.com/cnc
Email:  SiemensMTBUMarCom.sea@siemens.com
Attention:  John Meyer, Manager, Marketing Communication

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Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/industry.

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is the world’s leading supplier of products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/drivetechnologies.

 

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Siemens Showcases Family Of CNC At IMTS, Booth E-5010

BOOTH E-5010: Click here to add Siemens to your IMTS Show Planner!

 

Siemens SINUMERIK Family

Siemens SINUMERIK Family

From the job shop to the retrofit operation, moldmakers to mass production departments at the world’s leading auto, aero and medical manufacturers, Siemens continues to push the envelope on CNC technology.  With the introduction of the Sinumerik 808D at IMTS in 2012, we took a bold step into the job shop world, as this basic CNC brings the power, flexibility and reliable performance of Siemens technology to the job shop.  Already accepted as an OEM component by numerous mill and lathe builders, the 808D provides job shops the unique opportunity to apply advanced and unmatched CNC power to their existing machines, breathing “new life into old iron,” as the saying goes.

The 808D rounds out the growing family of CNC models from Siemens, which now spans the range from the most basic 3-axis machines to dedicated milling and turning center controls in the Sinumerik 828D to CNC for the most advanced five-axis machining centers, with full robotic integration, secondary ops management and transfer line capability, all on a single control, the Sinumerik 840D sl solution line, still the benchmark by which all other CNC technology in the market is judged.  Simply put, nobody matches the muscle of Siemens.  Come to booth E-5010 and see the difference.   Productivity in Motion!

For more information about Siemens CNC solutions for the machine tool industry, visit the website: www.usa.siemens.com/cnc.

Please forward all inquiries to:

SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
DRIVE TECHNOLOGIES
MOTION CONTROL
MACHINE TOOL BUSINESS
390 Kent Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: 847-640-1595
Fax: 847-437-0784
Web:  www.usa.siemens.com/cnc
Email:  SiemensMTBUMarCom.sea@siemens.com
Attention:  John Meyer, Manager, Marketing Communication

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Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/industry.

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is the world’s leading supplier of products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/drivetechnologies.

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Siemens Names TechSolve as a Solution Partner for MTConnect®

During this year’s [MC]2 2014 MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference, Siemens announced today the appointment of TechSolve (Cincinnati) as a Solution Partner to offer solutions to customers with Sinumerik CNCs who are interested in or have already implemented MTConnect into their factories. Through this development, Siemens proactively responds to the growing demand in the market for MTConnect solutions among the end-user and machine builder sectors. TechSolve was a Founding Sponsor of the Institute and is a major supplier of MTConnect Adapters, translation products as well as support software and services that enable shops and production departments alike to more efficiently gather and analyze machine tool performance data, using the open-source communication standard of MTConnect.

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This schematic illustrates the typical scenario for a machine tool control modification at an end-user, where the Siemens CNC is modified with TechSolve Adapter software, allowing machine data to be sent through an agent in MTConnect compatible language. This facilitates a significantly greater degree of information gathering and analysis by the customer, across the open-source standard of MTConnect for greater interoperability between devices and software applications. Machine builders can also make such modifications to their controls, to suit customer needs or respond to market conditions.

In a typical machine tool end-user scenario, TechSolve applies its Adapter software to an existing machine’s CNC, such as the Siemens Sinumerik 840D, which enables data transfer through an MTConnect Agent. For older controls and legacy devices that do not have native communication output, TechSolve can also supply additional hardware and communication software to facilitate this process. The data can then be stored locally or cloud-based for further access and evaluation in an overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) strategy.

Likewise, TechSolve provides Adapter software to machine tool builders for integration into their control schemes to suit particular applications or customer-mandated specifications for MTConnect compatibility.

Ryan Legg, product manager, Sinumerik CNC, Siemens Industry, Inc., explains, “In the U.S. market especially, we are seeing growing demand for MTConnect. This appointment of TechSolve as a Solution Partner to support requests for MTConnect represents our company’s commitment to bring practical solutions to our customers through an experienced and reliable source of both products and services. When MTConnect is written into the specification on any job, we now have an ideal resource to complement our capabilities.”

Noting the open architecture of the Siemens CNC allows easy integration of the TechSolve solutions; Legg further explained the cross-platform advantages of this new relationship. “TechSolve has written their MTConnect Adapter for the Sinumerik CNC
in a way which allows complete flexibility regardless if the system architecture of the Sinumerik employs a PCU or if it is running in an embedded architecture without a PCU. Ultimately, this allows for more customers to take advantage of this offering.”

Ron Pieper, manager, VizProducts Group at TechSolve, observes, “To be affiliated with Siemens is a compliment to both of our products and services as well as our engineering talents. We believe this relationship will be mutually beneficial, as it will further promote the acceptance of MTConnect in the machine tool market, plus being a Solution Partner to Siemens will open new doors for our company.”

Pieper further comments on the market need for these solutions. “When all the data from the shop or factory floor is available as it occurs, the customer learns the reality of their situation, then can make confident steps to improve their game, so to speak.

They see where the inefficiencies are, where and why the downtime is occurring and how they might improve or streamline production. All of these factors are crucial in today’s competitive machining market.”

More information on the above-mentioned solutions will be available at the upcoming MTConnect Conference in Orlando, April 8-10, 2014, organized by the MTConnect Institute.

For more information about this announcement, please visit: www.usa.siemens.com/techsolve-pr.  

For specific product information and inquiries, call (800) 879-8079 ext. Marketing Communications or send an e-mail to: SiemensMTBUMarCom.industry@siemens.com.

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Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/industry.

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is the world’s leading supplier of products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/drivetechnologies.

TechSolve is a consulting firm that has helped organizations of all sizes leverage process improvement, machining expertise and innovation to enhance their competitive edge across ever-changing markets. We understand engineering and manufacturing, so we developed an array of machine monitoring software under the umbrella of VizProductsTM.
Our custom-tailored machine-monitoring and data-gathering solutions enable shops and production departments alike to more efficiently gather and analyze machine tool performance data, TechSolve can help manufacturers eliminate extraneous costs, increase productivity, and maximize profits. For more information please visit www.techsolve.org

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AeroDef 2014 Siemens Round-Up: Machine Tool Solutions That Increase Aerospace Part Manufacturing Productivity

Did you miss Siemens at AeroDef 2014? Here’s what you missed!

At this year’s AERODEF conference in Long Beach, California, Siemens will demonstrate new CNC solutions and services for machine tool builders and end-users.  Under the theme, “Productivity in motion,” the presentation will focus on turnkey solutions for the aerospace manufacturing industry.

Broad-based CNC competence: Siemens will be demonstrating how productivity, flexibility and safety can be increased in CNC production with an array of smart additions to its Sinumerik portfolio

For the aerospace market, the Sinumerik 840D sl offers the latest in CNC technology that increases machine tool performance and user productivity.  The 840D sl is a universal and flexible CNC system based upon the innovative Sinamics S120 drive platform that can be used for up to 31 axes.  It is a distributed, scalable, open and inter-connecting system offering a wide range of specialized functions for milling, drilling, turning, grinding, handling and robotics technologies.  It offers users innovative features that increase productivity on the manufacturing floor, especially the challenging aerospace segments of high-speed and five-axis machining.

For the job shop, the Sinumerik 828D numerical control is the ideal CNC solution for mid-range machine tools.  It is designed to address the needs of complex milling and turning machines in the job shop segment by combining CNC, PLC, operator panel and axis control for six CNC measurement circuits into a single, robust operator panel.

The 828D is capable of full graphical, high-level language command and supports ISO programming that is customary in the United States.  Programming time can be further reduced for small-batch production with the use of the ShopMill and ShopTurn graphical workstep programming system, while high-level language programming can be used in conjunction with programGuide to significantly reduce programming times for large-scale serial production.

With the introduction of the Sinumerik 828D, extensive online help animations and a new type of input prompting system with moving picture sequences provide the basis for exceptional user convenience.  USB, Compact Flash (CF) card and Ethernet ports enable high-speed data transfers onto storage media or integration of the control system into corporate networks.

SOLUTIONS FOR CNC TRAINING

Recently introduced to the American machine tool industry, and based upon the new Sinumerik Operate graphical user interface, SinuTrain is the ideal solution for control-identical CNC training.

With SinuTrain, actual NC programs are developed and simulated, to speed the program generation protocol.  In this manner, machine tool operators not only learn the control language commands, but they also visualize part programs on a PC screen that are identical to the machine tool’s screen.  As an additional benefit, programs generated through SinuTrain can then be used on actual machines.

Offered in several languages, SinuTrain is available for different needs and budgets including a trial version, a study version, a single-user license and an educational license.

For more information about advanced CNC solutions for the aerospace industry,
please visit:  www.usa.siemens.com/aerodef-pr.

Download this article as a PDF: Siemens AeroDef14

Download the Siemens Aerospace Brochure: Siemens Aerospace

Download the SINUMERIK Integrate Run MyRobot Brochure: SINUMERIK Run MyRobot

For specific product information and inquiries, call (800) 879-8079 ext. Marketing Communications or send an e-mail to: SiemensMTBUMarCom.industry@siemens.com.

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Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/industry.

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is the world’s leading supplier of products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/drivetechnologies.

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AeroDef 2014 Siemens Round-Up: Siemens NX 9 Delivers Up To 5x Product Development Productivity Across Industries

Did you miss Siemens at AeroDef 2014? Here’s what you missed!

Technology breakthroughs establish new flexibility and productivity paradigms for working with 2D data and massive assemblies.  New functionality expands NX leadership in freeform shape design, PLM integration, and product development decision making.

AeroDef 2014 – The latest version of Siemens NX™ software (NX 9) includes new capabilities and technological breakthroughs that deliver enhanced product development flexibility and up to five times higher productivity across multiple industries. New tools like synchronous technology for 2D greatly facilitate 2D data editing. The introduction of fourth generation design (4GD) technology will enhance design productivity for massive assemblies.
And NX Realize Shape™ software delivers a new state-of-the-art freeform design toolset with unmatched product development integration. NX 9 also includes tighter PLM integration through Siemens’ Active Workspace environment, as well as multiple enhancements throughout the integrated CAD/CAM/CAE solution. The enhancements in NX 9 are aimed at creating value by addressing issues common to multiple industries such as automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, consumer products, machinery and others.

“NX 9 represents a very significant step forward for Siemens, our customers, and for product development in general,” said Jim Rusk, senior vice president, Product Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software. “With significant new breakthroughs such as synchronous technology for 2D, 4GD and NX Realize Shape, we are offering our customers unprecedented design flexibility while significantly increasing their product development productivity. And by leveraging our successful Active Workspace solution, we are enhancing the high definition user experience that helps our customers make smarter decisions that result in better products.”

While 3D modeling is the preferred method of product design throughout the world,

2D drawings and 2D product data – in a wide variety of digital formats – are still used in virtually every industry in some aspects of product development. Unfortunately, due to incompatible data structures and inconsistent CAD technology, working with these 2D files is typically tedious and time consuming. Synchronous technology for 2D eliminates these problems by adding intelligence to 2D data without the need for translation, enabling users to intuitively edit multi-CAD 2D files up to five times faster. This can be particularly useful for industries such as automotive, aerospace, machinery and others with large amounts of legacy 2D product data.

“Siemens’ synchronous technology for 2D is a Next Generation 2D tool that ad- dresses many of the downfalls of drafting and sketching,” said Chad Jackson, Principal Analyst for Lifecycle Insights, a leading PLM research and advisory firm. “It ‘understands’ the geometric relationships inherent in 2D drawings and applies user-controlled assumptions at the point of change to enable intelligent modifications. It also applies these assumptions locally instead of globally to ensure fast performance.”

The new NX Realize Shape offering in NX 9 provides a unique freeform design environment for producing products with highly stylized shapes or complex surfaces. It is the industry’s only solution that seamlessly integrates the most advanced, easy-to-use, flexible tools for performing freeform design, with a leading CAD/CAM/CAE software package. As a result, companies producing a wide variety of consumer products – as well as those in the aerospace, medical and marine industries – can shorten product development time by eliminating the multiple steps associated with using separate tools for freeform design and engineering development.

Hundreds of additional enhancements throughout NX 9 touch every aspect of CAD, CAM and CAE. The introduction of 4GD, a new design and data management paradigm that enables versatile and efficient methods for collaboration and design-in- context, accelerates the development of complex large-scale products containing millions of components. The embedding of Active Workspace 2.0, the innovative new interface to Siemens’ Teamcenter® software, enables NX 9 users to quickly find relevant information – parts, tasks, workflows, requirements and specifications – even from multiple external data sources.

New NX CAE tools improve thermal simulation of aircraft engines, reducing the time to setup complex boundary conditions by 75 percent. A new NX CAE parallel thermal solver provides improved performance on large-scale models delivering faster results. Enhancements in NX Nastran® software, the premier FEA solver for computational performance, accuracy, and scalability, enable noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) simulation times to be cut in half.

New capabilities in NX for manufacturing provide enhanced control for faster and more flexible CAM and CMM programming. For die/mold machining, the new cut region management capability provides graphical user interaction for more efficient programming, up to 40 percent faster for some complex parts, and precise control over machining strategies. The new multiple-part programming capability lets programmers reuse machining sequences across any number of similar parts in a setup. For example, a setup with six identical parts can be programmed up to four times faster. The new MRL Connect for NX, connects NX CAM directly to the Manufacturing Resource Library (MRL) in Teamcenter to give programmers easy access to a shared library of standard tools, fixtures, and templates. The CMM Inspection Programming capabilities have been expanded beyond solids to support sheet metal parts, delivering manufacturers in the aerospace and defense, high tech electronics, and automotive industries a highly automated inspection programming solution.

NX 9 is available immediately. For more detailed information on all the new functionality in NX 9, please visit www.siemens.com/plm/nx9.

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