Today, flexibility and speed are the be-all and end-all of cost-effective cnc milling, especially when it comes to small and medium-sized lots with very short throughput times. This calls for new control and automation concepts and for vertical and universal milling machines in particular. SINUMERIK CNC milling systems optimize the performance of milling operations all over the world.
With the SINUMERIK 828D and the SINUMERIK 840D sl Siemens offers two numerical controls combining the flexibility and benefits of conventional machining with the productivity and efficiency of a CNC machine. Designed for typical shopfloor jobs and machines, these solutions will decisively improve operations with just about every CNC milling machine.
Flexible programmingachieved through graphical (without DIN/ISO knowledge) or text programming using cycles that are based on real-world routines, also for making tools and molds.
User-friendly operationresults from practical set-up and measuring functions, clear tool management, and 3D simulation.
Increased productivityachieved using CNC milling software that supports production planning without machine scheduling.
The graphic operator and programmer interfaces used for ShopMill ensure that everything runs perfectly on the SINUMERIK 840D sl. They are application-oriented to match the skill of a trained operator and are easy to use, even for beginners. Less programming time is required and can be done without the G-code knowledge usually involved. Programming is dialog-oriented and graphically assisted, meaning changeovers can also be carried out quickly.
To guarantee perfect workmanship and the highest possible product quality, BMW uses fi ve-axis machining centers equipped with SINUMERIK 840D sl and a range of new user interfaces for machining operations in its Berlin motorcycle plant.
At MS Design in Austria, 3+2-axis Geiss milling centers had proven their worth for years in the manufacture of high-quality automotive tuning components. The automation technology, however, was no longer state of the art and was reducing manufacturing performance. The smart solution: a retrofi t with an upgrade of the control and drive technology. The tried and tested milling centers can still be used and are now faster and more fl exible, while a new CAD/CAM connection creates more time for actual production.
SINUMERIK 840D sl helps Mubea Systems tailor its products to the needs of customers in the fast-growing mass transportation market.
The manufacture of prosthetic and orthotic devices is a specialist fi eld with particular demands. Each item has to be custom-made for the user and accurate modeling is necessary for the comfort of the wearer. Otto Bock, a leading supplier of prostheses and orthotic devices based in Germany, produces a wide range of products from orthotic support seating to various prosthetic shapes, cosmetic covers and neck-to-pelvis body jackets.
Stryker Corporation of Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a global leader in medical devices and equipment, from orthopedic implants to all types of surgical and patient-care devices. Its products are found in medical care facilities around the world.
SINUMERIK Operate supports the work step programming with ShopMill when cnc milling. The example workpiece was programmed with ShopMill cycles.
The SINUMERIK MDynamics milling technology package enables highest dynamics in cnc machining thanks to High Speed Setting CYCLE832: From setup to process measurement.
SINUMERIK 828 D Basic M is the top performer for milling machines and sets new standards with an unreached wide and comprehensive range of milling and drilling operations. It is perfectly tailored to the need of standardized milling machines.
Romi Machine Tools, Ltd. was the first machine tool builder to integrate the new Siemens Sinumerik 828D control in the United States. Jody Michaels, Application and Engineering Manager for Romi, says he has been looking for a CNC edge to evolve the company's brand identity in the U.S. and the Siemens Sinumerik 828D CNC fits the bill. According to Michaels, the new mid-range control brings a unique, dual capability to Romi's new D800AP vertical milling center.
The video shows the milling of a ship with an EiMa GAMMA T linear 5-axis gantry milling machine equipped with SINUMERIK 840D sl including SINUMERIK Mdynamics and linear drives. NX CAM provides a complete solution for the NC programming with full simulation of the tool paths and the NC code.