Smart Operation Integrates Machines into Production Process
Siemens’ Smart Operation encompasses work processes surrounding the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC and simplifies the integration of machines into the production process.
Siemens’ Smart Operation encompasses work processes surrounding the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC such as job preparation, IT networking, improved usability with touch operation and the use of mobile devices to perform monitoring and control functions. It simplifies the integration of machines into the production process, does not require support by IT specialists and can be implemented independently by machine operators.
Smart Operation encompasses four areas: Smart Prepare, Smart Operate, Smart IT and Smart Mobile. Smart Prepare is concerned with job preparation and the generation of CNC programs at the PC; Smart Operate comes with a number of innovations to enhance usability and improve the user interface; Smart IT enables data to be accessed and managed; and Smart Mobile is a solution designed to enable the use of mobile devices in the machine tool environment.
Monitoring tool wear is an essential component to getting greater productivity and lower costs from a machine tool.
A primary objective for multi-spindle screw machines, or any metalcutting machine tool, is to accurately and rapidly deliver a cutting tool to a workpiece while precisely controlling its cutting action.
With a unique part program software suite onboard a powerful CNC, one shop has found it’s producing more and better parts much faster on a recently acquired turning center.