Operator Interface Equipped with Functions for CNC Turning, Milling

Siemens has added three new functions to its Sinumerik Operate graphical user interface for turning and milling machines.

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Siemens has added three new functions to its Sinumerik Operate graphical user interface for turning and milling machines. According to the company, a new program management system, plain text reading in the high-speed setting cycle, and retraction function support operators during standardized turning and milling operations using the Sinumerik 828D compact CNC or modular Sinumerik 840D sl CNC.

The Sinumerik Operate program manager has been supplemented with a program management system providing direct access to all connected drives, enabling users to work simultaneously on all connected drives and file structures. More file formats can also be displayed.

The high-speed setting cycle has been simplified by plain text reading for a host of machining methods. The cycle supports tool-making and moldmaking applications by transferring the machining tolerance, the company says. In the new version, machining methods such as roughing, pre-finishing or finishing can be output as plain text, and the orientation tolerance can also be entered. Users only have to specify a few parameters.

The retraction function supports users when retracting a tool following an interruption caused by power failure or NC reset, for example. In JOG mode and in the swiveled machine state with Cycle800 or Traori five-axis transformation, machining can now be continued from the point of interruption following manual recovery.

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