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Open, PC-based CNC for Fabricating Machines

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Siemens used FABTECH to provide a first look at its new Sinumerik MC (motion control) controller, a universal, open, industrial PC-based CNC system. It features optimized motion control, high-performance automation and integrated Windows 10 operating system, making it an ideal control for fabrication and specialty equipment, including laser and waterjet cutters, other metal forming and fabricating equipment, and even conventional basic grinding machines and additive manufacturing equipment.

The Windows 10 operating system provides simple integration of customized software for these machines, and the open operating concept and the extensive range of interfaces make it a universal, open control for a variety of applications.

The Sinumerik MC is equipped with the latest generation of the Sinumerik NC (numerical control) kernel, and via G-code programming, facilitates highly accurate motion control. The integrated Simatic S7-1500F PLC increases the speed of response which, in turn, improves automation performance. And, the Sinumerik MC offers Safety Integrated as the Siemens industry standard for safety, while implementing the multi-layer Defense-in-Depth concept for IT security.

Sinumerik MC can be engineered in the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portal, which provides a highly efficient engineering environment and opens up new engineering opportunities for machine builders, according to Siemens officials. Conventional PLC languages and high-level language programming are available in the TIA portal to create automation programs for the control system. This is assisted by rapid and simple commissioning offered by Sinumerik Operate, the Siemens CNC system graphical user interface.


See also: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Related Enterprise Zones: Fabrication

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