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.

Digital edition of Lincoln welding, cutting catalogue

Lincoln Electric recently released its annual Welding & Cutting Solutions 2016 Equipment Catalogue in electronic format.

New generation CAM software for sheet metal

AlmaCAM is a new generation fully integrated CAM software that offers a secure environment for data and programming process management. The new generation software will be on display at FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas, NV, at booth C22024.

Quick change collet system

A new line of quick change collet chucks from Rohm Products America enables manufacturers to accomplish collet changes in seconds.

Schunk expands Tribos line of precision toolholders for micro machining

Schunk has expanded its micro machining precision toolholder line with the new Tribos-mini for micro applications, now available for high speed spindle interface HSK-E-20.

Spool welding cobot for heavy fabrication


Novarc will be demonstrating its new collaborative spool welding robot at FABTECH in Chicago Sept. 13-16.

Simulating Five

No matter how easy to operate, few would argue that five axis machining centres are more prone to tool and fixture interference than those limited to three axis work.

New DoFeed inserts for milling exotic materials

Tungaloy has expanded its DoFeed high feed milling cutter series by adding six LNMU0303UER inserts.

Updated 3D platform software with better hardware to software synergy

Creaform has launched the latest version of its 3D software platform, VXelements and suite of applications bringing a more comprehensive experience for users with unmatched hardware to software synergy for reverse engineering, rapid prototyping and dimensional inspection.

Longer die spring life for stamping efficiency

Wilson Tool International offers coil and nitrogen die springs from Special Springs to help fabricators improve stamping operations.

Building Loyalty

Quebec shop earns respect and long-term customers one machine at a time

Multi-axis laser machining

The 295 XLZ drills, cuts and welds medium to large volume 3D parts with minimum setup.

Automated robotic bending cell

Amada has introduced an automated robotic bending cell, the EG 6013 AR, that combines the power and precision of a servo electric press brake with an advanced bending robot.

In-line measurement: Assessing the benefits

by Mary Scianna

In most instances, the type of measurement system you use in your manufacturing operation is determined by your production parameters.

Breaking Additive Manufacturing Barriers: A Bigger Build

New robotics-enabled technology promises to break some major additive barriers

Quick setup press brake

Equipped with Amada’s automatic tool changer (ATC), the HRB is an ideal solution for variable lot sizes and rush jobs.

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