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Siemens emphasises machine tool productivity with new solutions

Siemens has announced several new solutions and services for used machine tool manufacturers under a “Productivity in Motion” theme.

Its Sinumerik 828D software, introduced in 2010, has several new extentions,  American Machinist reports. Ideal for single-part and small-batch manufacture, the various programming systems can reduce set-up times.

Additional capabilities will now include 828D Basic T to address the needs of turning machines by combining CNC, PLC, operator panel and five axis control, and the 828D Basic M for milling machines.

PC and mobile phone technology are supported in the CNC software expansion, and users can get support from the online help.

Sinumerik 840D sl CNC has also been enhanced and the already universal control platform with comprehensive features for used machine tools just got better.

Sinumerik Operate OP 019, the new touchscreen operating panel, provides a graphical user interface for integrated milling function for turning machines and vice-versa.

Wide LEDs allow operators to see everything on the screen clearly and the integrated key locks protects against input errors.

Across the board there are enhancements to boost productivity in the automotive and aerospace sectors, and these developments will mean gains for other used machine tool operatives too.

Siemens will be presenting all this latest software at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in September.

Also on display will be the firm’s Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) services, which allows for design and configuration from a single screen, and Siemens Safety Integrated for Factory Automation, with advanced monitoring, control and automation.

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