Software Enhances Machine Tool Productivity

For the job shop, new versions of ShopMill and ShopTurn software packages allow users to achieve higher productivity, simplicity and speed, the company says. By featuring easy, step-by-step, on-screen programming, job shops can quickly respond to customer demands by reducing programming, tooling and production times, the company says.  The company also offers its Sinumerik 802D operator panel-based control system that combines the NC, the PLC and the HMI in a single unit.

New Product Announcements From: 2/11/2009 Modern Machine Shop
For the job shop, new versions of ShopMill and ShopTurn software packages allow users to achieve higher productivity, simplicity and speed, the company says. By featuring easy, step-by-step, on-screen programming, job shops can quickly respond to customer demands by reducing programming, tooling and production times, the company says.  

The company also offers its Sinumerik 802D operator panel-based control system that combines the NC, the PLC and the HMI in a single unit. It has the capability of five-axis machining (two of which may be spindles) and is suited for the low- and medium-range milling and turning machine markets.

According to the company, end-users can benefit from increased efficiency and productivity; convenient operation and programming through advanced programming support such as ShopMill and ShopTurn; and handling ease through the use of compact flash (CF) cards for the storage, transmission and processing of part programs.  Additionally, Profinet, the industrial standard Ethernet, and Profibus protocols are used for machine tool communication.

For the aerospace market, the Sinumerik 840D solution line increases performance and user productivity. The universal and flexible CNC system features Sinamics S120 drives that can be used for as many as 31 axes. It is a distributed, scalable, open and inter-connecting system offering a range of specialized functions for milling, drilling, turning, grinding and handling technologies.
    
SinuTrain CNC training software is designed to run on Windows XP operating systems. It is suited for machine-tool-control-identical simulation training. The software provides mill and lathe operators a high degree of practical hands-on experience, prior to using the CNCs on their actual machines.
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