The ability to combine multiple machining tasks into a single machine rather than performing multiple tasks on various machines certainly presents the opportunity for improved manufacturing efficiency. Siemens provides the answer for this opportunity with the SINUMERIK CNC’s Multitasking capability. For example, turning on a Milling machine or milling on a Turning machine can easily be realized with the unified look and feel of the SINUMERIK Operate HMI which is standardized across SINUMERIK CNC platforms.
Robots using SINUMERIK 840D sl to load blanks and to perform pallet management have enabled the machine tool builder Alzmetall to achieve extremely high levels of productivity with its complex fi ve-axis mill-turning centers.
Chiron has developed its new machining center specifi cally to handle the complete machining of highly complex workpieces, and the company is using Sinumerik Operate to make the most of the increased capabilities.
Cytec Zylindertechnik uses a hybrid machining center with an innovative interchangeable head system in mold and die construction. The premium SINUMERIK 840D sl CNC ensures rapid switching between machining processes.
Energy production specialist MCE uses a simultaneous five-axis mill-turn center with SINUMERIK 840D sl for producing model running wheels in one setting and thereby reducing throughput time.
Family company competes with the best to supply auto manufacturers.
Concerning machine tools, there is a trend towards multitasking machines: turn-milling oder mill-turning machines. Here, the strength of the CNC control SINUMERIK 840D sl and SINUMERIK Operate becomes evident. With that, all users can conveniently operate a multitasking machine.
At IMTS 2010, the INDEX Group announced the North American debut of its new INDEX R200 turn-mill center, calling it a breakthrough in machine tool multi-tasking. INDEX has made a point of leveraging the unique performance capacities of the Siemens SINUMERIK 840D CNC, a control with a long history of preference within the aerospace and automotive sectors. In addition, he says that the broad Siemens technology platform has given INDEX an important overall lift by way of integrated machine design.
SINUMERIK Operate supports multichannel programming at multitasking machines. Watch the video tutorial showing the multiple channel processing at a turning-milling machine with counter-spindle and B axis.
This video tutorial shows how a blade is being manufactured in a CNC turning workshop of DMG, SECO TOOLS and SIEMENS.
The video shows how a cnc workpiece is being manufactured with SINUMERIK ShopTurn.