Integrated user interface for machine tools

Siemens’ Sinumerik Operate integrates HMI-advanced, ShopMill, ShopTurn in one user interface for machine tools.

02/21/2011


Siemens Sinumerik Operate UISiemens Industry Inc. launched the Sinumerik Operate, a new user interface that integrates HMI-Advanced, ShopMill and ShopTurn in a single end-user interface for machine tools. It contains new functions that facilitate the set-up and manufacture of complex workpieces.

Sinumerik Operate is used for the Sinumerik 828D and Sinumerik 840D sl computerized numerical controls (CNC). It allegedly enables sequence and high-level language programming via one interface to ensure fast NC programming and work preparation. According to Siemens, the clearly structured layout, with context-based functions and self-explanatory icons, facilitates intuitive handling for machine operators. Various kinematics are also easy to set up, while integrated simulations and a large number of diverse workplace views also make it easy to check the programming immediately. Sinumerik Operate also makes it possible to zoom into angled levels individually while a simulation is running.

When setting up a workpiece, the measurements are reportedly shown in an easy-to-understand fashion that uses animated elements for both switched and manual tool measurement features. With the Cycle 800 “swivel cycle” users can manufacture even extremely complex workpieces with simple and fast handling. Sinumerik Operate allegedly provides users with access to an optimized tool and program management system. The tool list makes all relevant data available in a clearly structured manner and also offers a configurable display. Thanks to its use of context-based functions and self-explanatory icons, it is reported to be extremely user-friendly.

Sinumerik Operate enables users to easily use ShopMill and ShopTurn sequence programming to create a tailor-made programming solution for the manufacture of individual parts and small batch sizes. Siemens programGuide combines G-code programming with cycle support. This ensures a high degree of flexibility and short machining times that are suitable for medium- to large-batch sizes.

Siemens Drive Technologies (DT) Division

www.usa.siemens.com/Industry

Siemens Industry Inc.

- Edited by Gust Gianos, CFE Media, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Additive manufacturing advancements; Machine vision enhances robotics; Fieldbus evolution; Process safety; Advice from System Integrators of the Year; Road to IANA
Salary and career survey: Benchmarks and advice; Designing controls; Remote data collection, historians; Control valve advances; Hannover Messe; Control Engineering International
System integration: Best practices and technologies to help; Virtualization virtues; Cyber security advice; Motor system efficiency, savings; Product exclusives; Road to Hannover
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.
PLCs, robots, and the quest for a single controller; how OEE is key to automation solutions.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
Digital oilfields: Integrated HMI/SCADA systems enable smarter data acquisition; Real-world impact of simulation; Electric actuator technology prospers in production fields

(copy 5)

click me