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For Almost 45 Years Anca Has Been on the Journey to Help Our Customers Move Towards a Smart Factory Solution

Visit ANCA at EASTEC at booth 1244 to learn more about how our world-first technology developments have helped reduce production costs by 50% through lights out manufacturing

From 3D simulation software to LaserPlus, an in-process measurement system, to RoboTeach, which makes robotic loaders accessible and easy to program – ANCA has been building a tool box of technology for our customers to reap the benefits of automation and Industry 4.0.

Visit us at Booth 1244 and learn more about how ANCA is enabling manufacturers to run ‘lights out’ and download our practical guide on how to build a Factory of the Future.

Thomson Mathew, Software Product Manager says: “Get a live demo of the soon to be released ToolRoom RN34 software and learn how it specializes in complex cutting tool geometries for the aerospace, die mould and power generation industry.”

ANCA’s latest ToolRoom RN 34 software release focuses on manufacturing the most complex tool geometries with a perfect balance. Visitors can get a demo of the endmill cycles for ballnose and corner radius, tool balancing and next generation fluting cycles.

Also at the show will be ANCA’s Management Suite, which either on the premise or in the cloud is a game changer for the CNC grinding industry. It provides customers the technology to monitor the performance of their machines no matter where they are in the world. The new software also enables companies to run smart factories by providing live production information to make data-based decisions on operational improvements. Also launching soon is a new USB WiFi dongle that will add seamless connectivity to machine users.

Email us at marketing@anca.com to book a free demo at EASTEC 2019 to see ANCA’s latest ToolRoom version or our Management Suite software.

Ideal for light manufacturing, regrinding and full production – see the FX7 Linear at EASTEC

For customers that require increased flexibility or more spindle power, or increased automation capacity that a robot can provide, the FX7 Linear offers these. The FX7 Linear offers a wide range of options for those looking to increase productivity and accuracy. Available as an option is the AR300 robot loader to increase efficiency by automating repetitive manual tasks.

Features include:

  • Linear motors on X and Y axes
  • AM5000 control system for faster processing
  • HSK40 taper provides increased rigidity and accuracy for improved tool surface finish results

Embrace automation with ANCA’s AR300 loader

With over 70% of ANCA customers buying machines with robotic functionality, it’s fair to say the age of the robots has come. Far from a nice-to-have add on, many CNC machines now come with operator panels that provide in-built control over both the grinding software and the robotics function, opening the door to greater automation efficiencies.

At ANCA we provide a complete solution to our customers, designing and manufacturing almost all our technology in-house. As part of this we developed our own low-cost solution for tool loading.

The 3-axes ANCA robot has a capacity of 380 tools and accommodates tool sizes up to Ø20mm (Ø3/4”) x 150mm (6”) long. The AR300 loader is contained within the compact FX Linear machine footprint, so there is no need for extra floorspace. In addition, there is no need to change gripper fingers between batches, which further maximizes productivity.

Utilizing the latest control technology from ANCA Motion, the AR300 loader is an excellent value-for-money auto tool loading solution for the FX5 Linear and FX7 Linear two-wheel changer machines. The loader provides quick tool loading, as the tool is passed directly from the pallet to the collet in a single gripping action.


For further information, please contact:

Johanna Boland
PR and Communications Manager, ANCA
M: +61 407799779
Johanna.Boland@anca.com

ANCA is a market leading manufacturer of CNC grinding machines. It was founded in 1974 in Melbourne, Australia where the company still has its global headquarters. ANCA has offices in the UK, Germany, China, Thailand, India, Japan, Brazil and the USA as well as a comprehensive network of representatives and agents worldwide.

ANCA CNC grinders are used for manufacturing precision cutting tools and components across a diverse range of competitive industries including cutting tool manufacture, automotive, aerospace, electronics and medical.

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ECM…New Paths in Part Production

Electro-chemical machining offers manufacturers a smart alternative to conventional processes

Simon Popecki
ECM Applications
Engineer EMAG LLC

To understand electro-chemical machining (ECM) it’s best to start by understanding it’s not electrical discharge machining (EDM).  These technologies for non-contact machining are routinely confused, but there are distinct differences – EDM vaporizes metal and ECM erodes it via electrolysis- which is less violent.  For our purposes here, the key differences are three: While current is passed between an electrode and workpiece in both methods, in ECM there is no spark – ECM uses a conductive electrolyte while EDM uses a dielectric, ECM has virtually no tool wear, and in ECM there is no HAZ (heat affected zone) like there is in EDM. This results in a part with no burrs, and the ECM process has potential for exceptional surface finishes even on extremely hard-to-machine materials, such as those found in medical, aerospace and firearms manufacturing.  Medical, auto, and firearms take advantage of another aspect of ECM which has significant merit: namely, the ability to produce contours and pockets deep inside parts that would otherwise be difficult or even impossible to manufacture with conventional chip cutting methods. The machining force in ECM is just the pressure of the electrolyte which allows ECM to produce features like high aspect ratio holes in conductive materials of any hardness.

As material is dissolved in the electrolyte, it is evacuated from the work area and the tool imprints its geometry upon the workpiece.  ECM can produce tight contours on everything from airfoils to the grooves of a rifle barrel with exceptionally tight tolerances. In the latter, rifle grooves can be cut to a depth of ± 2.5 micrometers.

It was turbine blade production that sparked the development of ECM, in the then Soviet Union after WWII.  Much of the ECM expertise today has roots in aerospace. In the production of turbine blades for example, ECM produces burr free, HAZ-free parts via PECM – an advanced ECM process combining the oscillation of the tool with pulsed current to create a superior surface finish on Inconel and other hard materials.

EMAG Turbine Blade

Turbine Blade

 

Today, electric mobility is emerging as another ideal application for the ECM technology.  Thin-walled parts, those with many complex features can now be formed very efficiently.  ECM, is commonly thought to be limited to hard aerospace materials but that is not the case.

Since an ECM machine like the EMAG CI platform serves as a base to provide the structure, intelligent power application, and precise electrolyte control to the fixture – sinking, drilling, broaching and deburring can all occur on one machine based on the fixture configuration. By changing the fixture and tooling, the machine can be converted to a completely different machining task. If the part you deburr with ECM today stops selling tomorrow, you can re-fixture the machine for a different part to maximize productivity.

In the production of gun barrels, the traditional methods are cut rifling, buttoning and hammer forging.  ECM has distinct advantages over these methods – particularly output, consistency, precision, low tooling cost, and the elimination of post rifling processes. Stress relieving or straightening can be eliminated with ECM. The ECM process can rifle profiled barrels or blanks, and Inconel barrels are just as easy as ordnance steel.  Unlike buttoning, ECM can quickly rifle a barrel with no distortion during the process. This is valuable in the production of air guns and composite reinforced barrels, for example, where the thin-walled barrel is more susceptible to distortion, which leads to inconsistency and ultimately a compromise in accuracy.

ECM rifling is best suited for high production runs with minimal variation, and here again ECM is showing substantial value.  In competitive shooting, where match grade barrels are the minimum standard, and gain twist and special groove profiles are prominent, the effectiveness of the ECM process is distinguished.  On ECM machines today, a hunting rifle barrel and a military cannon barrel can potentially be rifled on the same machine. Caliber change-overs can be done in minutes.

In the general manufacturing world, ECM is popular for various purposes such as crown gear manufacturing and the process is now finding its place in the booming markets of e-bikes, scooters, hybrids, and electric cars.  When complex geometries and contours are a necessity, the efficiency of the ECM process is a proven winner.

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For higher production runs, it is possible to stack multiple workpieces without risking excessive heat transfer or distortion.

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For more information, please contact:

EMAG LLC
38800 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
248-477-7440
www.emag.com
info@usa.emag.com
Attention:  Amanda Bakun, Marketing Manager




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EMAG Technology Days, June 6-7, 2018

Long-time leader in vertical turning centers and other machining technologies will demonstrate a variety of machines plus present informative sessions on new machines, emerging production scenarios and keynote discussions of innovative propulsion systems, E-mobility trends and their impact on traditional manufacturing; all are welcomed

EMAG L.L.C. today announces its plans to hold its annual Technology Days at the North American headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan (Detroit), June 6-7. On June 6, the event will run from noon til 9 PM. On June 7, from 8 AM til 2:30 PM. The event will include a variety of machine tools under power for live demonstrations, plus a series of technical and market presentations by industry experts from the company. Topics will cover all the machining and joining technologies EMAG currently brings to the market, including vertical milling, ECM, laser and induction hardening. The keynote presentations will be a discussion of innovative propulsion systems on June 6 and E-mobility trends and their impact on the traditional manufacturing landscape in the automotive supply chain on June 7. The event will be led by CEO of EMAG L.L.C. for North America, Peter Loetzner. Other featured speakers will be Michael Robinet from HIS Markit and Brett Smith from the Center for Automotive Research.

All interested parties are welcome to attend this event, at no cost. To register, please visit: techdays.emag.com. This microsite contains the full agenda of presentations, as well as the complete list of the equipment being demonstrated.

Day One presentations on June 6 will cover Material Science and Technology, while Day Two on June 7 will emphasize Machining and Assembly.

During the event, a variety of production machine tools will be on display for live demonstrations or full inspection, including:

VT 4 Vertical Lathe-

Short cycle times, high precision and safe processing for shaft machining in the power transmission area. Short chip-to-chip times in four-axis machining, workpiece grippers on two turrets and the EMAG vertical alignment technology that eliminates chip clusters in the machining area highlight this VMC.

VL 4 Vertical Turning Machine-

Increased flexibility and diverse manufacturing capabilities for soft and hard machining of components up to 200mm diameters are offered by this advanced machine design. Interlinking of multiple machines for full production automation is also made possible with the flexible conveyor and workpiece chucking arrangements.

VL 3 DUO Multi-Spindle Machine-

This CNC machine is an efficient twin-spindle machine solution for chucked parts up to 150mm in diameter and expands the EMAG offering in its VL Series. Each work area has its own spindle for independent operation and each tool turret has 12 positions, which can be loaded with live or static tools. Features EMAG TrackMotion for full automation, including part flipping between OP 10 and OP 20.

VSC 400 Combined Turning and Grinding Center-

Vertical turning and grinding in one machine, in a single setup. Other modules can be attached for full turning, drilling, milling, grinding and even honing or hardening. Typical workpieces include gearwheels, chain wheels, sliding sleeves, CVT parts, conrods, rocker arms, bearing and piston rings. The small footprint machine design virtually eliminates the need for gantry loaders.

Also being shown in live demo mode is the EMAG MIND-M 250, a compact modular induction hardening machine.

EMAG engineers will be available to discuss the machines, the technologies and the Industry 4.0 services offered by the company.

 

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY REVIEW THE AGENDA AND SIGN UP TO ATTEND THIS EVENT AT:

techdays.emag.com 

Contact for press
Amanda Bakun
EMAG L.L.C
38800 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Tel: (248) 477-7440
Fax: (248) 477-7784
E-mail: info@usa.emag.com
www.emag.com

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Easy CNC – the easy-to-use app from Siemens

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Now for iOS and Android!

You asked and we listened.  Our popular Easy CNC app is now available for Android devices.  Easy CNC contains all the current training manuals for Siemens Sinumerik CNCs and will ensure that you always have the latest updates.

With no more heavy manuals to carry, you have access to over 4,000 pages of vital CNC instruction and content.  In addition, a handy G-code compatibility tool lets you quickly find compatible codes for Siemens and ISO G-codes.  The glossary feature is your reference guide to CNC terminology, and web-links to service, support and CNC social media feeds open the door to our online user community.  Don’t wait – download the Easy CNC app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices for free.

To download Easy CNC to your mobile device, visit:  http://www.usa.siemens.com/cnc-apps

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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CNC IT-Integration Software for Machine Tools To Include New Applications

Siemens has added new applications to its "Sinumerik Integrate for production" software  suite for networking machine tools with production-level IT systems.

Siemens has added new applications to its “Sinumerik Integrate for production” software
suite for networking machine tools with production-level IT systems.

  • New applications for “Sinumerik Integrate for production”
  • Improved networking of machine tools with production-level IT
  • Access MyData for reading and writing NC and PLC data
  • Manage MyMaintenance for effective maintenance management

Siemens has added new applications to its “Sinumerik Integrate for production” software suite for networking machine tools with production-level IT systems. The new release now includes Manage MyMaintenance (MMM), an effective maintenance-tasks management system, and Access MyData (AMD), a set of open interfaces that now allows direct access to machine and process data.

Access MyData offers an interface to access machine and process data of machine tools controlled by the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC. To allow data communication, the machine tool is directly connected to the Sinumerik Integrate server at the customer’s site.
AMD Basic is available free-of-charge and enables the direct reading and writing of NC and PLC data from the Integrate application server. Purchasing extensions to AMD Basic allows machine tool data to be processed and NC part programs transferred via a file transfer interface.

Manage MyMaintenance enables small and medium-sized companies to enter the world of maintenance management without any additional investment. MMM automatically instructs the user, as soon as a new maintenance date is scheduled for a machine. The time and tasks to be performed are presented in a clearly laid out list.
Self-explanatory color-coding indicates which measure is overdue and which has
not yet reached its deadline. A number of maintenance tasks can be defined and intervals specified. The software is easily installed via the Sinumerik Operate graphical user interface without any programming effort.

Background information:

The Sinumerik Integrate for production software suite includes applications for simple management of machine tools and part programs, transparent recording of machine states and production data, as well as the remote maintenance of machines installed
all over the world.

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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EMAG Showcases Modular Machines and Complete Portfolio of Technologies at IMTS 2014 to Celebrate 20 Years of Operation in the United States

Add EMAG to your IMTS show planner HERE.

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – At IMTS 2014, EMAG will feature Manufacturing Systems for Precision Metal Components with multiple machines from its new modular standard VL and VT product families on display. These Modular Standard Machines offer a systematic approach that is advantageous to establishing a highly efficient manufacturing process, with different operations offered on the same platform allowing for easy interlinking and eliminating any great outlay for automation.

The VL 2 Vertical Turning Machine from EMAG is designed for the quality- and cost-conscious manufacturer and sub-supplier: a universal production aid that impresses with its small footprint and advantageous price-performance ratio – automatic workhandling included.

The VL 2 Vertical Turning Machine from EMAG is designed for the quality- and cost-conscious manufacturer and sub-supplier: a universal production aid that impresses with its small footprint and advantageous price-performance ratio – automatic workhandling included.

The VL vertical pick-up lathe series opens up new opportunities for the machining of a wide range of chucked components. Small gearwheels, planetary gears, sun gears, sliding sleeves synchronizer rings or flange components, for example, can be machined with great efficiency. The smallest lathe of the VL product family, the VL 2, machines workpieces with a maximum diameter of four inches and a length of up to six inches. Increasing in size, the VL 4, VL 6 and VL 8 offer a number of different turning and milling operations within the framework of a single closed-loop production process. Specially designed for the handling of large components the largest vertical turning machine of the series, the VL 8, ideal for commercial vehicle production, handles workpieces up to 16 inches in diameter and 12 inches in length.

Built within the same modular concept is the VT-Series for machining large quantities of shaft components. With four axes, a self-loading turret and integrated automation, the VT 2-4 machines shafts with a max diameter of 2.5 inches and 16 inches in length. Spindle speeds of up to 6,000 rpm achieve extremely short cycle times as the shaft is clamped vertically between workspindle and tailstock and machined from two sides. The vertical alignment of the workpiece ensures process integrity, where the unhindered chip flow prevents the build-up of chip nests in the machining area.

Machining area of the VL 2: 12 turning or, alternatively, up to 12 driven drilling and milling tools can be employed to carry out a large number of operations in a single setup. The machine can also be equipped with an optional Y-axis.

Machining area of the VL 2: 12 turning or, alternatively, up to 12 driven drilling and milling tools can be employed to carry out a large number of operations in a single setup. The machine can also be equipped with an optional Y-axis.

All machines of the VL and VT product families offer the same advantages for every size workpiece:

  • A pick-up spindle/turret loads the machine itself, picking up the raw parts from the integrated conveyor and returning the finish machined component.
  • A 12-station tool turret known for very short indexing times. For drilling and milling operations it can also be equipped with driven tools in all 12 stations.
  • Service units that are quickly and freely accessible, making for short set-up and change-over times.
  • A machine base out of MINERALIT® polymer concrete to ensure stability through outstanding damping qualities, resulting in exceptional surface finishes.
  • Optional Y axis

 

The VLC 200 H is designed for the machining of gear-type workpieces of maximum 200 mm diameter and module 4.

The VLC 200 H is designed for the machining of gear-type workpieces of maximum 200 mm diameter and module 4.

Integrating the technologies of the EMAG Group into these new modular standards, the VLC 200 H will make its North American debut at the McCormick Center. The VLC 200 H hobbing machine integrates EMAG-KOEPFER technology into the EMAG vertical platform, including the pick-up design where the main spindle removes the raw part from the conveyor belt, transfers it to the tailstock flange and removes it from the machining area after the completion of the hobbing cycle. Gears with a maximum diameter of 8 inches and module 4 can be dry-milled at greatly shortened cycle times.

 

Machining area of an EMAG PO 900 BF for the machining of blisks using Precise Electro-Chemical Machining (PECM) technology.

Machining area of an EMAG PO 900 BF for the machining of blisks using Precise Electro-Chemical Machining (PECM) technology.

EMAG will also present its entire portfolio of production technologies, from turning, hobbing and grinding to those that complement traditional metalworking processes, such as its production Laser Welding, Heat Shrink Technology and Electro-Chemical Machining (ECM) capabilities. ECM processes offer non-contact machining with no heat affected zone or mechanical stress to components with no tool wear. An ECM machined blisk will also be on display.

EMAG invites manufacturers to visit them at booth N-6846 to meet with technology experts to discuss production solutions for the automotive and commercial vehicle, aerospace, and oilfield industries. For more information on the entire EMAG Group portfolio, visit www.emag.com

Add EMAG to your IMTS show planner HERE.

For more information on this information, please contact:

Kristal Kilgore
EMAG LLC
38800 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Tel: (248) 875-0313
Fax: (248) 477-7784
E-mail: kkilgore@emag.com
Web: www.emag.com

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Fabtech 2013: Siemens Metal Forming Solution Package

When implementing mechanical and hydraulic presses and handling equipment, for instance in the automotive industry, a predominantly modular design ensures the highest degree of flexibility and shortest engineering and installation times for customized systems. The Metal Forming Solution Package provides all of the functions required to automate press systems, therefore supporting press manufacturers when quickly implementing their specific press concepts.

View the Metal Forming Solution Package Brochure and visit Siemens at Fabtech, Booth S-4686!

Additional information can be found on the Siemens US metalforming website.

See below for customer reference videos:

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

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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Fabtech 2013: On the Road to the Future in CNC Technology with Sinumerik from Siemens

Visit Siemens at Fabtech 2013, Booth S-4686

UPDATE! See the video of Siemens at FabTech HERE.

  • More integrated solutions needed in machine tool construction
  • Enhancement of CNC machining productivity and flexibility through a more highly developed Sinumerik portfolio
  • Sinumerik and Integrated Drive Systems (IDS): optimum added value through consistent integration across the entire life cycle
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

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

Industrial corporations are facing deep-rooted changes in the world of manufacturing. These changes are taking place alongside increasing integration of product development and production processes with the benefit of innovative software systems and high-performance software – a decisive step on the road toward a new industrial age in manufacturing. “Siemens has invested a lot of work in the integration of automation technology along the entire value chain over a period of many years, and is playing a cutting-edge role in shaping the future of production,” stated Robert Neuhauser, CEO of the Motion Control Systems Business Unit of the Siemens Drive Technologies Division, at a press conference held in the run-up to the EMO 2013. “In the Sinumerik environment in particular, and consequently in the field of CNC production in general, Siemens has been heavily involved for many years already in the area of simulation and the virtual machine, as well as the integration into factory IT systems. Our aim is to drive this process of integration forward to ensure that the field of machine tool construction is also prepared to embrace the next step in the industrial revolution,” continued Neuhauser.

Siemens Sinumerik 808D

Siemens Sinumerik 808D

With its Sinumerik family, Siemens offers an integral portfolio of CNC for everything from simple machine tools through standardized machine concepts to modular premium solutions, complete with “smart machine” solutions for the economical manufacture of high-end workpieces. It is working towards the consistent expansion of this CNC technology expertise. “In the future, production models will demand ever greater productivity, flexibility and efficiency, while at the same time expecting simplified machine operation and production sequences. As it continues to develop the Sinumerik CNC portfolio, Siemens is working to satisfy all these expectations,” said Joachim Zoll, Head of Machine Tool Systems Business Segment within the Motion Control Systems Business Unit. The innovations presented by Siemens at the Fabtech 2013 will consequently focus on smart function improvements, which will make for greater CNC operating convenience, increase precision at the workpiece and allow greater machining safety across every category of machine, from the compact to the high-end solution. A new function to protect against unwanted component collisions will be showcased by Siemens, for example, alongside improvements to its cohesive Sinumerik Operate user interface, including upgraded simulation options.

Siemens Sinumerik 828D Basic Family

Siemens Sinumerik 828D Basic Family

The Sinumerik CNC portfolio is additionally playing an increasingly important role in preparing the ground for the next step in the evolution of CNC production, also within the framework of the Siemens Integrated Drive System (IDS). With a view to optimizing the addition of value across the entire process chain through consistent integration, IDS is used to integrate all the components of the drive train consistently into the complete production process environment. This also applies to Sinumerik CNC system solutions.

For every Sinumerik application, ideally coordinated system components such as high-powered Sinamics drives and Simotics motors have always been used as the ideal complements. Alongside horizontal integration of the entire drive train, with Sinumerik Integrate for Production, Siemens is also allowing vertical integration within the control architecture of industrial manufacturing automation. As the example of a leading passenger car manufacturer illustrates, this type of vertical and horizontal integration within the production process can speed up the series start for a new vehicle by up to 50 percent.

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Siemens is extending its preparations for the next step in manufacturing to offer the machine tool building industry an emerging series of integrated solutions. An integrated workpiece measurement system, with a measurement accuracy of 30 nanometers deployed in the world’s biggest precision optics machine, allows the production of telescopes capable of seeing up to 13 billion light years into space

The integration across the entire product life cycle can in turn be implemented using suitable Product Lifecyle Management (PLM) software solutions from Siemens. This concept is already being implemented by leading metals processing industries such as the automotive, aerospace and medical technology sectors. This entails the increasing execution of product development and production planning onscreen, before a single machine tool has even been installed. If a modular machine is developed on a virtual basis right from the outset so that it can be fully simulated, time savings up to 40 percent can be achieved. In running operation, productivity increases of 10 percent or more are also made possible by continued simulation and optimization. At this year’s Fabtech, Siemens will be showcasing the further development of its PLM software, which encompasses scalable solutions for component production and further improved IT integration from the workpiece model through to the machine tool. Siemens will also be revealing the next stage in productivity for NC programming with the further development of its already popular PLM software, NX CAM.  Going forward, this software will include special industry-specific machining functions as well as access to a new Manufacturing Resource Library.

For more information on Siemens SINUMERIK CNC, visit 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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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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EMAG Joins Senator Stabenow to Help Michigan New Jobs Training Program Initiative

Major machine tool company in Detroit supporting

20130903_101500Farmington Hills, MI – EMAG L.L.C. is a major machine tool supplier to the automotive, off-highway and energy sectors of North American industry and today proudly announced its full participation in the Michigan New Jobs Training Program initiative, led by Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow, who detailed the program last week at Oakland Community College’s Advanced Technology Center on the Auburn Hills campus.  Senator Stabenow is introducing legislation in Congress, called the New Skills for New Jobs Act, which would involve federal matching funds to support Michigan and other states that have already begun helping community colleges with local businesses to create more job training and retraining opportunities.

20130904_102410EMAG already supports the MAT2 program (Michigan Advanced Technician Training) here in conjunction with Oakland Community College and Henry Ford Community College, in which students engage in a study/work program with guaranteed employment at the end of defined period.  CEO Peter Loetzner comments, “We see the New Jobs Training Program as a logical extension of the student program, as many in the current work force need enhanced skills to perform the new tasks required by today’s technology.  This is especially true in our world of machine tools and related manufacturing.”

Speaking at Oakland Community College on September 3, Senator Stabenow said her new bill would provide a federal match equal to state training reimbursements, so that the repayment to the colleges would occur more quickly, plus there would be an increase in the number of eligible companies and workers participating.

20130904_100323Many Michigan businesses, especially those in the high-tech and automotive markets, constantly seek trained workers and have increasingly found it difficult to secure qualified people.  The New Jobs Training Program would enhance the skill level of the workforce, making the state a more attractive base of operations for more companies in both market segments.

Senator Stabenow further remarked, “This program is a partnership between businesses and the community colleges, reaching out to workers.  And it’s a way for the federal government to recognize that new job skills training – to match the jobs now available – is a top priority for moving the economy forward.”

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The New Jobs Training Program in Michigan was begun in 2008 and last year trained nearly 10,000 workers in partnership with 44 companies, generating $76 million in additional wages for the Michigan labor force.

For more information on this announcement, please contact:

Kristal Kilgore
EMAG LLC
38800 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Tel: (248) 875-0313
Fax: (248) 477-7784
E-mail: kkilgore@emag.com
Web: www.emag.com

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Emag Participating In MAT2 With Two Local Community Colleges

Major machine tool company supporting next generation of industrial mechatronics technicians

Students Rebekka Neumann and Matthew Combs study toward their degree as a Mechatronics Technicians at Oakland County Community College and Henry Ford Community College, while working at manufacturing and machinery companies such as EMAG, under the MAT2 program

Students Rebekka Neumann and Matthew Combs study toward their degree as a Mechatronics Technicians at Oakland County Community College and Henry Ford Community College, while working at manufacturing and machinery companies such as EMAG, under the MAT2 program

Farmington Hills, MI – EMAG L.L.C. is a major machine tool supplier to the automotive, off-highway and energy sectors of North American industry and has a very special connection it chooses to foster, thinking into the future of its industry.  Based in the Detroit area, EMAG is currently participating in the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) program with Oakland County Community College in Southfield, MI and Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, MI.  This program offers high-school graduates a career in machine Mechatronics, the discipline that incorporates electrical, electronic and mechanical study, providing all graduates an Advanced Associate’s Degree through a multi-year program completely funded by employers such as EMAG, who offers the graduates career opportunities as well.   The program began for EMAG in the Fall, 2013 school semester.

During three years of schooling, students have their tuition, all fees and even a laptop provided to them by EMAG.  They take a combined classroom/work curriculum, with paid employment at EMAG during the last two years of their schooling.

Mechatronics technicians support the critical machining world in industry, as they work with engineers, modify machines, maintain all components, troubleshoot and provide service on all related equipment for advanced manufacturing companies.

MAT2 is officially sponsored by Orbitak International and a number of Detroit-area manufacturers and machinery companies, including EMAG.

EMAG L.L.C. CEO Peter Loetzner comments, “This program is very special for me, as I studied the then-new area of Mechatronics in school myself.  I have always believed it is necessary that we help educate and train the next generation of engineering, operator and maintenance personnel. We at EMAG are very proud to participate in this important program for Michigan and our home Detroit area, in particular.”

For more information on this announcement, please contact:

Kristal Kilgore
EMAG LLC
38800 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Tel: (248) 875-0313
Fax: (248) 477-7784
E-mail: kkilgore@emag.com
Web: www.emag.com

Kristal Kilgore
EMAG LLC
38800 Grand River Avenue
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
Tel: (248) 875-0313
Fax: (248) 477-7784
E-mail: kkilgore@emag.com
Web: www.emag.com

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