Siemens is expanding its range of products and services with the “Digital Native” CNC Sinumerik One. Particularly, the new CNC generation from Siemens, which the company launched in 2019, comes with software and hardware innovations.
With the new Sinumerik software version V6.22, there are new technology functions for the Sinumerik One that increase transparency in the machine and simplify operation. At the same time, helps reduce machine wear and increase performance.
This leads to the optimal use of available resources. For example, by reducing scrap and repairs. It also helps to increase machine productivity by minimizing idle and production times, for example.
With the simple and well-established Ctrl-E key combination on the control panel, Siemens’ Sinumerik One enables a quick evaluation of the machine’s energy consumption. Moreover, the function enables visualization of the most important energy consumption factors and simple creation. At the same time, management of machine profiles.
The new in software version V6.22 suits optimized spindle acceleration (Balanced Spindle Acceleration). The spindle acceleration now enables easy access to the programmed spindle speed. This reduces the acceleration current and the thermal losses of the spindle motor, which in turn saves electrical energy during spindle operation.
Particularly, this is beneficial when there are many tool changes. In addition, reducing the spindle acceleration to the necessary minimum also reduces the mechanical load, which increases the service life of the spindle.
Simple and intuitive operation is the top priority for the Sinumerik One HMI portfolio. With the scalable portfolio of 15- to 24-inch multi-touch panels and the matching machine control panels, the requirements of modern multifunctional machine tools for flexibility and adaptability are met.
New to the portfolio are the Sinumerik One Machine Control Panels (MCPs) 1900 plus, 1500 and the matching QWERTY keyboards. Not only in hardware but also in software, the focus is on flexibility and customization. The Sinumerik Operate Display Manager makes it easy to implement a customizable interface. Particularly, not only adapting to the various display sizes but also to the individual needs of the machine operator.
On the other hand, the Display Manager allows videos and PDFs, for example, to be displayed clearly in various customizable layouts. To meet the ever-increasing performance requirements of the HMI software, the new IPC generations (Simatic IPC 2x7G and Simatic IPC BX/PX-39A) will be used in the future. Meanwhile, the additions to the Sinumerik One HMI portfolio guarantee a consistent and scalable hardware concept.
Sinumerik One not only offers numerous advantages over its predecessor Sinumerik 840D sl. Consequently, it is also perfectly compatible in use and programming. This not only eliminates the need for retraining for the operator, but also allows programs and cycles to be reused. This saves costs and facilitates the introduction of the new generation of machines.