Siemens Drive Technologies
is introducing a new end-to-end user interface, known as Sinumerik Operate
, on the computerised numerical control (CNC) Sinumerik 828D and Sinumerik 840D sl. Sinumerik Operate integrates the established user and programming interfaces HMI-Advanced, Shopmill and Shopturn in a single interface for machine tools. It enables sequence and high-level language programming in a single interface, thereby ensuring fast CNC programming and work preparation. The clearly-structured layout, with context-based functions and self-explanatory icons, facilitates intuitive handling for machine operators. Various different kinematics are also easy to set up, while integrated simulations and a large number of diverse workpiece views make it easy to check the programming. It is also possible to zoom into angled levels individually while a simulation is running.
When setting up a workpiece, the measurements are shown in an easy-to-understand way using animated elements, both for switched and manual tool measurement features. With the Cycle 800 'swivel cycle' it is possible to manufacture even complex workpieces in a clamp with simple and fast handling. With the new Sinumerik Operate user interface, users have access to an optimised 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 also simple and intuitive to use.
With the Sinumerik Operate user interface, users can work with familiar, tried-and-tested programming methods. The Shopmill and Shopturn sequence programming constitutes tailor-made programming for the manufacture of individual parts and small batches. The program Guide brings together G-Code programming with cycle support. This ensures a high degree of flexibility and short machining times, and is, above all, suitable for medium to large batch sizes.
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