Siemens Sinumerik ONE digital twinClick image to enlargeSiemens says its SINUMERIK ONE CNC digital-native control represents the core element for the digital transformation of the machine tool industry.

The Create MyVirtual Machine digital twin allows machines to be developed, tested and functionally approved simultaneously, long before the real machine was put into operation.

With the Digital Enterprise portfolio, the use of future technologies such as artificial intelligence or industrial edge computing, machine builders and machine users can collect, analyze and understand the data generated and use it in a productive way. This allows them to react quickly and flexibly to challenges, adapt their products and manufacturing processes to new requirements and save resources.

With the new SINUMERIK ONE MCPs, Siemens brings intuitive machine tool operation to CNC users including more comfort, increased efficiency and greater flexibility. The new ergonomic metal design can be integrated into existing operating concepts and fits 19-inch to 24-inch panels. The new MCPs can even be configured individually for customer-specific requirements.

Powerride combines the override switch with the NC start button for easy and efficient machine setup. With the integrated LED scale in Powerride, actual values can now be visualized. The feed is automatically reset after the end of the set, which makes operation effective and easy. In addition, Powerride provides haptic feedback through short vibration as soon as a defined limit value is exceeded.

The QWERTY keyboard is provided as standard for the MCPs for the 22-inch and 24-inch variants, so users no longer need an additional keyboard. An integrated RGB LED in the QWERTY keyboard enables customizable color concepts for simplified work. The SINUMERIK ONE MCP can be used in harsh industrial environments thanks to its IP65 protection class rating.

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Software built for reverse engineering

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Pferd has introduced the Polifan PSF Z-TRIM flap disc. These versatile new universal flap discs have a lightweight composite backing that can be trimmed to extend service life, enhance surface finish and reduce time consuming disc changes. The composite backer and flap arrangement help reduce vibration and noise levels. Produced with a higher density of zirconia coated material (Zirconia alumina Z) than standard PSF flap discs, these discs provide long service life, an improved surface finish, and a soft, cushioned, contamination-free grinding effect in applications ranging from surface grinding, weld grinding, blending, chamfering, and deburring on steel and stainless steel (INOX).

Their premium zirconia self-sharpening abrasive grain produces high stock removal rates throughout the life of the disc, along with a long service life. In addition, the high-density flap arrangement, with an increased amount of coated material vs. conventional flap arrangement, facilitates reduced vibration and noise levels, along with flexible grinding action and superior results on irregular shapes. 

The Polifan PSF Z-TRIM trimmable flap discs provide superior stock removal, service life and surface finish

The PSF Z-TRIM flap discs perform on all power outputs, though high-powered angle grinders will achieve optimal results. They are available in 4 ½ in. and 5 in. diameter with either a 7/8 in. plain arbor hole, or a 5/8-11 thread for threaded spindles, in grit sizes of 40, 60, and 80. The 5/8-11 thread quick-change version is made with a zinc hub..

Annular cutters for faster holemaking

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Magnetic grinder accessory keeps your tools close

The Grinder Grip from Walter attaches to your grinder so you can quickly stick it to any ferrous metal surface when not in use.

Power source platform optimized for manual steel welding

Fronius has announced a new version of its current power source platform, called the TPS/i Steel Edition.

Tim Caron joins EMEC Machine Tools

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Parting-off techniques

CoroCut QD is a new generation of cutting tools from Sandvik Coromant for parting and grooving of larger diameter bars. The company says these new tools optimize cuts that require longer tool overhang.

GE Canada investing $238 M in automation at Quebec plant

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Record sales for North American machine vision market

North American sales of machine vision components and systems jumped 12 per cent to $1.65 billion US in the first nine months of 2014, according to recent statistics released by AIA, the industry's trade group.

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