Siemens Answers with SINUMERIK 840D CNC – The Sophisticated Platform with Trendsetting Functions

SINUMERIK 840D CNC

Fully digital with a modular, space-saving design, the SINUMERIK 840D meets your highest demands for precision, speed and versatility. Proven and preferred by the aerospace and medical industries and applied to the world's most challenging machine tool applications, the SINUMERIK 840D provides the following benefits:

  • The highest possible degree of performance and flexibility for complex, multi-axis systems

  • Uniform system openness from operation through to the NC kernel

  • Integrated certified safety functions for man and machine (SINUMERIK Safety Integrated)

The standard SINUMERIK 840D system offers a wide range of specialized functions for drilling, turning, milling, grinding and handling technologies – as it also does for nibbling, punching or laser machining technologies.

Because the same basic control modules are used both for several machining technologies and for placement and handling, production is much more transparent and economic. Integrated control solutions of this type for nearly all technologies also mean advantages when it comes to maintenance and training of the operators:

  • Fewer parts to be stocked and a reduced training requirement.

  • Scalability of hardware and software means that you can use the SINUMERIK 840D for a whole range of different applications, whether for a simple positioning task or for complex multiple-axis systems

  • Scalable hardware components in the SINUMERIK 840D – both in the NC and in the operating area – make it possible to control many more machining technologies.


Turn Your SINUMERIK into Area Shopfloor NC

With four efficient tools designed for the skilled machinist for typical workshop tasks and machines

  • ManualTurn and AutoTurn – software for efficient turning applications

  • ShopMill – user and programming software for milling and drilling

  • ShopTurn - the operating and programming software for turning and milling

These job shop products are a huge advantage for all tasks in the workshop as they combine two important aspects: The productivity of a Siemens CNC – and a range of features for simple, fast machining. We have devised a machining block concept to significantly save time and effort in programming and operation, as well as setting up the tool or workpiece.

Network Your CNC

The SinDNC software module adds your SINUMERIK to any standard network faster, easier and more cost-effectively – establishing reliable connections with Windows PCs and UNIX workstations.

  Production data acquisition right on the machine control’s display

The WinBDE IT software module for SINUMERIK turns the control into an input and acquisition device for production data, giving you direct access to all production data and related information.

  Optimum tool management

By using tool management and the SinTDI (SINUMERIK tool data information) software, you can reduce machine downtime and improve productivity and achieve integrated tool data flow from production planning to the CNC machine.

  Communication with the host computer

The SinCOM communication tool is equipped with an interface for interchanging CNC data with the host computer. This makes it possible to easily integrate SINUMERIK in customized host computer solutions using TCP/IP protocol.

■  Efficient maintenance

The WinTPM software module improves plant efficiency and makes production less susceptible to faults. It provides reliable reminders when inspections, cleaning, maintenance and other services are due.

Improve Reliability and Safety

  Remote diagnostics reduce downtime

  Setting standards in safety: SINUMERIK Safety Integrated

When the distances between SINUMERIK systems are considerable, turn to high-speed remote online diagnostics over telephone, Ethernet and Internet (e-mail alarms and SMS messages).

  Setting standards in safety: SINUMERIK Safety Integrated

“Safety Integrated”, Siemens’ preventive, precautionary safety software, reduces installation overhead on the machine and “slims down” the control cabinet. Because all safety functions are integrated in the control and drive technology, “Safety Integrated” more reliably protects both personnel and machines.


SINUMERIK 840D Success Stories

 
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Orange County Choppers, Inc.® (OCC), has built a reputation for advanced metal cutting. An appeal of the American Chopper television series is the shop's creative edge, as exemplified by OCC's popular water jet cutting machine. Less known is the fact that the "water jet" often featured on the show is a Flow machine controlled by a Siemens SINUMERIK 840D CNC.

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A CNC machining center for automotive and architectural glass can perform all machining steps, even on large panes of glass. To meet customer requirements for unlimited flexibility and high performance, the company uses SINUMERIK 840D and a new motorized spindle designed for machining glass

Milling / Grinding

A lesson in machine tool economics: How one manufacturer overcame sticker shock to prove “anything is possible"

High-Speed Machining

A manufacturer of CNC turning machines and turn-mill centers achieves a higher level of energy efficiency, sustainably increasing its productivity with SINUMERIK products and services

Milling / Turning

Ctrl-Energy

Machine Development

SINAMICS S120 Drives

A Siemens Solution Partner is offering a solution which even small companies can afford, and which combines simple operation with intelligent 3D technology

Machine Simulation

A single SINUMERIK 840D CNC with built-in PLC functionality assumes the functions of the boring mill, the cutter and an inverting unit

Milling

A SINUMERIK 840D controller controls the complex processes in the processing center that features five axes and a swivel rotary table

Milling / Turning

Chip equipment supplier machines glass ceramic composites with tolerances of less than ten micrometers using SINUMERIK control

Milling

Cutting new high-strength materials, more complex and thin-wall part geometries and a need for more dynamic tool control are the challenges posed to high-speed machining in the aerospace industry. Working with SINUMERIK CNC technology creates new control solutions for these problems

High-Speed Machining

Aerospace

SIMODRIVE 611 Drives

Easy to program CNCs control 77 servo axes: Boeing chose two new Integrated Panel Assembly Cells to increase process capability for C-17 assembly

Aerospace

SIMODRIVE 611U Drives

Engineers at Moore Tool developed a line of five-sided precision machining centers, tailored for the toughest markets

Milling

Joint Strike Fighter Requires New Technology to Make Pieces Fit

Aerospace

CNC Retrofit Improves Accuracy and Productivity for Aerospace Components

Milling

Aerospace

High performance milling centers for aviation production

Milling

Aerospace

Highly reliable system using Weiss spindles not only operates faster and more cost efficiently, but also significantly increases the quality of the products

Milling / Turning

Weiss Spindles

In order to guarantee a fast restart with previously changed NC programs, even in the event of faults, Audi uses the Motion Control Information System, MCIS, for crankshaft machining

Automotive

MCIS

Intelligent control for gantry machining centers

High-Speed Machining

Laser cutting system equipped with a SINUMERIK 840D and “fly-cut” option, drastically reduces machining times because the laser can be turned on and off “on the fly” as well as accurately positioned within a fraction of a second

Laser Cutting

Leading manufacturer of rotary grinding machines presented its answer to the growing demands for flexibility, accuracy and speed in precision processing

Grinding

Linear drives advance machine tool construction

SIMODRIVE 611 Drives / Direct Drive Motors - Linear

Mach 1 machining center from Honsberg equipped with SINUMERIK 840D and Weiss spindles

Automotive

Weiss Spindles

Maximum cutting performance, precision and surface quality is achieved with machines using SINUMERIK 840D control systems

High-Speed Machining

Aerospace

Mechatronic Support optimizes grinding machine

Grinding

Aerospace

Mikron machines with SINUMERIK 840D control are used in machining engine parts for the AirBus A 380

Milling

Aerospace

Milling composite parts for Airbus with SINUMERIK 840D

Milling

Aerospace

Modular laser cell for flexible 3D material machining

Laser Cutting

Safety Integrated

Multi-Function Job Shop Work Cells Lead to Increased Productivity

Job Shop

MultiLine CNC multi-spindle automatics

Turning

Parallel kinematics with 1FN3 linear motors for aircraft wind tunnel testing

Milling

Aerospace

ShopMill

Direct Drive Motors - Linear - 1FN3

Post-processing of plastic parts made by vacuum forming places great demands on the machine and automation technology. A CNC machine is included in the production process for post-processing in addition to a sophisticated loading and unloading system

Milling

Direct Drive Motors - Linear - 1FN3

Production of special components with expert support - customized milling system for gas turbine components weighing up to 30 tons

Milling

Power Generation

Rotary indexing center enables production of complex mass-produced workpieces of high quality using 3 SINUMERIK 840D control systems, contributing to low cycle times and high profitability.

High-Speed Machining

Condition Monitoring with electronic Production Services (ePS)

Simulation in a New Dimension - One of the driving factors of the software is the integration of the virtual NC core of the SINUMERIK 840D

Machine Simulation

SINUMERIK 840D – Highly flexible when laying composite materials for the first CFC components for the Airbus A 380

Aerospace

Direct Drive Motors - Linear

SINUMERIK 840D with open NC kernel for tilt compensation of a hydraulic drawing cushion

Metalorming

SINUMERIK NCU modernizes crankshaft production with Safety Integrated

Grinding

Automotive

Safety Integrated

The runners for the Olympic-winning bobsled of Sandra Kiriasis were developed with the help of SINUMERIK

Milling

Two Chinese companies count on Siemens technologies and value-added services

TRANSLINE Common Control Scheme Achieves Uncommon Results at Kokomo Transmission Plant

Automotive

Do-it-yourself Retrofit - utilizing the capabilities of SINUMERIK 840D in the retrofit of machine tools

Aerospace

Machine Retrofit

‘Turning’ Powdered Metal into Profit

Drilling / Grinding

Machining Efficiency on Oil Valves - 40–50% Increase Reported

Drilling

Job Shop

Customer Jumps into CNC... And Good Got Better

Drilling

Job Shop

“Turning” Out More Drums and Hubs at New Facility

Turning / Drilling

CNC Helps Run Dual Spindle Machine Before, During and After

Drilling

Common Controls Keep Stihl Cutting ... Literally

Milling / Drilling

Grinders Help Produce 12,000 Parts per Day for Diesel Injection

Grinding

Automotive

Single CNC Replaces Three Processors and Operating Systems on World’s Largest Creep Feed Grinder

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Technical Center Helps Cut Cycle Time

Job Shop

Today’s High-Speed Machining applications require better control from every angle

High-Speed Machining

Mill, Grind, Belt and Polish…all on one machine

Milling / Grinding

Medical Devices

Flying Optic Laser Helps Iowa Shop Soar

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World's Largest Metal Spinning Machine for Pressure Vessels

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Software provides new opportunities in the programming, control and operation of machine tools

NX CAM

Florida Job Shop Nears 100% Machine Uptime

Job Shop

Five-axis Machining with Speed, Accuracy, Automation and Control

Job Shop

Ultrasonic Machining Improves Productivity by a Factor of Five

Ultrasonic Machining

Job Shop

CNCs Keep Tight Tolerances Flowing

Job Shop

Transfer Machines Helping Bring Business Back to OEMs and Job Shop

Metal Forming

Job Shop

Pump Repair/Rebuild Shop Takes Big Step Forward - 33% Reduction In Time-To-Part

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Catalytic converter maker increases quality and production with laser-welding production cell and SINUMERIK CNC

Laser Cutting

Automotive

Otto Bock (Plymouth, MN) boosts fit and comfort of orthotic devices with SINUMERIK CNC

Medical Devices

Stone Cutting Connects With Aerospace

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Orthopedic implant supplier uses SINUMERIK CNC and Siemens linear motors to automate surgeons’ spare parts production

Medical Devices

Compliant Tooling + Improved Controls = Superior Finishing

Waterjet Cutting

Controlled, Stable Processes - composite manufacture of aircraft parts requires an integrated, tailored process chain

Aerospace

5-Axis Milling in a Class of Its Own

Milling

Operate

Controls are Key to Success for Milling/Turning Center

Milling / Turning

Medical Devices

The tools provided by Solutions for Powertrain – Transline give the management of this Chinese automaker confidence in high machine and plant availability, as well as optimal productivity

Automotive

High Tech from the Czech Republic

Milling

Operate

More Efficiency for Smooth Finish - Grinding machine with standardized drive and control technology

Grinding

New paradigm - a new era in toothed gear grinding

Grinding

New remote laser welding system opens up new possibilities in raw body construction

Laser Cutting

SIMODRIVE 611 Drives

Mechatronic Support from Siemens aids in the achievement of ambitious turbine blade production goals

Milling

Virtual Production

Performance plus Flexibility - SINUMERIK 840D in turning center for brake disks

Turning

Plastic-metal combinations for LED housings are manufactured with high precision using SINUMERIK 840D-controlled milling machines

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SINUMERIK‘s integrated control technology ensures cost benefits in tool and mold making

Tool, Mold, and Die

The most stringent requirements in terms of dynamics and precision during induction-hardening

Strategic decision in favor of SINUMERIK 840D by aircraft parts manufacturer

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