Siemens Energy & Automation offers its SinuTrain solution, a package of CNC training software on CD-ROM that runs with Windows XP. To further speed the program-generation protocol, NC programs can be developed and simulated using a direct connection to the company’s CAD systems. In this way, mill and lathe operators not only learn the control language commands, but also visualize part programs on PC screens that are identical to actual machine screens. Additionally, the simulated programs can be used on real machines.
Programming language is based on DIN 66025 as well as the company’s ShopTurn, ShopMill and ManualTurn products + language commands. The SinuTrain training keyboard features a layout identical to that on the operator panel of the machine tool, and the keyboard is connected to the PC via a USB interface. Online help is offered with the training package, as locations can be linked to the training keyboard and customer CAD systems for rapid program creation.