Technical center for CNCs, machine learning expanded
Siemens announced the expansion of its Technical Application Center (TAC), which is designed to offer classroom training, online instructor-led training, and online self-paced training for machine tool dealers and computer numerical control (CNC) end users.
Siemens announced the expansion of its Technical Application Center (TAC), which is designed to offer machine tool dealers, importers and end-users of computer numerical controls (CNCs) a wide range of learning opportunities including classroom training, online instructor-led training, and online self-paced training. Operating since 2009, the TAC provides the ideal setting for enhancing your CNC machining knowledge. The facility occupies more than 3,150-sq-ft of space at the Elk Grove Village, Ill. facility, which is a short drive from O’Hare International Airport. The expanded machine lab now features three milling machines and one turning center for hands-on learning as well as a robotic center. Two classrooms provide students with instructor-led, hands-on training using software and CNC simulators.
"Manufacturers are continuously looking for ways to train their employees on evolving CNC technologies as they transition to digital factories. Hands-on training and virtual programs like these are extremely important," said Sascha Fischer, segment manager, Siemens Motion Control, Machine Tool Business.
Professional-level training courses are offered on topics including:
- Mixed technology operation and programming
- Flexible numerical control (NC) programming
- Multi-channel operation and programming
- Advanced measuring cycles
- Post-processor development
- Programmable logic controller (PLC) commissioning and service
- 4th-axis integration
- Part and tool probe installation.
In addition to the expansion of the TAC, a virtual TAC is also available to individuals looking to expand their CNC knowledge. The virtual TAC is open to anyone and available at no cost allowing individuals to watch professional-series webinars online. Webinar topics include milling and turning, general operations, and maintenance and service. Virtual one-on-one, custom tailored training courses can be requested for larger user groups looking to enhance specific skills of their programmer and operator teams.
– Edited from a Siemens press release by CFE Media. See more Control Engineering CNC and motion control stories.