Siemens streamlines machine tool automation technology portfolio
September 26, 2019 – Siemens has consolidated its Sinumerik CNC hardware and software solutions, offering dual tracks for the machine tool builder and end-user attendees from job shops and production departments of all types.
September 26, 2019 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Advancements in machine tool automation are offered for various CNC machines — from basic milling and turning applications to multi-axis machining centres and the fully automated, flexible work cells used throughout the manufacturing industry. In addition, Siemens offers the new Mindsphere “software as a service” concept, which enables machine tool users to gather, prioritize and access data in real-time, using edge technology.
Mindsphere is an open IIoT operating system, allowing a customized platform for recording and analyzing large volumes of plant-wide production data. A customer can interact with Siemens to devise a variety of MindApps for machine tool predictive maintenance services, energy data management and even resource optimization development.
Reflecting the company’s drive to the digital factory, a virtual experience for machine tool design and build functions are now available for OEMs, while end-users will experience how the machines used on their shop floors will be operated, managed, programmed and maintained in the future.
In combination with the advanced motion control technologies and PLM services offered by Siemens, the full process chain from CAD to CAM to virtual simulation to production and performance assessment are now offered.
Siemens offers the machine tool builder an entire portfolio of CNCs, plus the integration of robotic machining and solutions for additive, in tandem with the advanced automation scenarios of today’s manufacturing environment.