Production and process optimization in CNC manufacturing
Siemens CNC Shopfloor Management Software is designed for your success
improve planning, tool and program management
carefully monitor machine performance and availability
boost quality and production performance
use with SINUMERIK and other CNC control systems
Take your CNC manufacturing to a new levelThere is still considerable potential for improvement to be leveraged in your machine tools and CNC machining processes. The key to this is the standardized solutions provided by the CNC Shopfloor Management Software. Each app creates specific competitive advantages. Take your production to a new level of productivity step by step – whoever the manufacturer of your control system is.
Start digitizing your production today
How can I, as a machine user, derive benefits from digitization and new software? Where and how do I start with successful digitization? Our expert: Marcel Milde, Head of Digitalization Sales, explains you in a video from our Siemens Machine Tool Days what an effective and simple implementation could look like. If you have any questions for our expert, please use our contact form.
Apps – where and when you need them
CNC Shopfloor Management Software: an ecosystem for all levels
How your production benefits immediately from digitalizationCNC Shopfloor Management Software is digitalization at work. Individual apps can be implemented step by step when you need them for your tasks. Largely independent of the machine and control system manufacturer, our apps boost productivity, quality and efficiency in your CNC manufacturing and at the same time reduce costs. See for yourself. Here are some examples of applications actually used in job production – ranging from production planning and job preparation to machining and maintenance.
Always have the right resources available
Now you can bring the right tool to the right machine for every job - with correction data and without remeasurement directly from job preparation. The Manage MyResources app offers extremely smart and comprehensive tool management, while providing information about tool condition and tool life. The right tool offset data are automatically made available for your NC programs.
- Integrated tool management (which tool is loaded when and where or on which machine)
- Automatic detection of tool life
- NC program management across the entire machine fleet
Knowing what you can achieve
From now on, you know the current performance of your machines, can plan more reliably and deliver on time. The Analyze MyPerformance app is an innovative way of acquiring machine data to make production more transparent. And it's not only planning that improves: as you automatically receive direct feedback from the machines and generate performance indicators with little effort, you can see for yourself the optimization potential (e.g. organization-related downtimes) and can reliably improve job production processes.
- Clarity about the current performance of your machines and production
- Targeted analysis of weaknesses / optimized job production
- Calculation, visualization, and control using key performance indicators (KPIs)
More workpieces produced, less tool breakage
There is often no time to optimize NC programs under the pressure of job production. The result is that you don't make full use of the potential of your machines. In some cases, you overwork and overload your tools.
The Optimize MyMachining/AC-Auto app automatically adapts your machine feedrate to actual machining conditions. And the best thing is that you don't have to modify the NC programs to do this. It has never been easier to increase machining power and reduce the load on machines and tools.
- Fully automatic optimization of feedrate during machining
- Optimum utilization of machines and tools
- No need to adapt NC programs and no need for operator intervention
Analyzing processes in real time
Digitalization means saying goodbye to trial and error or collecting large volumes of data. The Analyze MyWorkpiece app acquires even high-frequency machine data and process data without overloading machine tools during operation. This makes for an efficiently visualized wealth of data on processes and tool paths, which you can draw on to analyze and optimize operations. The Optimize MyMachining /Trochoidal app controls processor-intensive tool paths, allowing new, much more efficient machining strategies – again without overloading the control and the machine.
- The high-frequency data collection means you can analyze and optimize workpiece quality whenever you need to
- Thanks to high-frequency monitoring, workpiece quality and tool wear can be assessed more accurately and more directly
- New machining strategies allow faster machining with reduced wear of the milling tool
Detecting and eliminating errors
Of course your machines make money only when they're running. The Manage MyMachines /Remote app helps you to authorize remote maintenance and remote operation of each machine – simply and reliably. And with MindSphere, you can do this securely from any location. Whether you use your own service personnel or the manufacturer's teams, this smart remote diagnostics toolbox supports service engineers in restoring a machine to use.
- Remote access and operation of the CNC user interface
- Machine operators and service engineers share a real-time view of the CNC
- Comprehensive and secure data transfer
With little effort, users can exploit the full potential of their data and use the knowledge to gain a competitive advantage.Peter Albrecht, Platform Connection Coordinator at CHIRON
The building blocks for your digital enterpriseDigitalization in production is an important step on the way to optimizing competitiveness, but it is by no means the only one. Siemens offers many digital tools for many processes – enhancing operations, avoiding costs, and increasing the efficiency of your enterprise.– so you benefit from real performance capabilities when taking on competitors. Make the most of a well designed concept that covers all areas of your company.
The machine tool is really only the starting point for digitalization because, taken to its logical conclusion, digitalization affects the entire company. Which is why the Siemens Digital Enterprise portfolio goes beyond the individual machine and covers the entire value chain of your production – from the design of the product, through production, and on to servicing of your machines. This holistic approach increases the quality of production, making it equally agile, flexible, and efficient.
Data security has a special significance within the context of digitalization and the related access to data systems. You can rely on our experience in this sensitive field, which has grown over decades of working in all areas of manufacturing automation and network optimization. Backed up by the sophisticated and intermeshed protection mechanisms and processes of our in-depth-protection concept, your data and your development lead will be protected from unauthorized access.
The digital twin plays a very important role, particularly in the area of metal cutting, and this role is not limited to merely providing a digital model of the workpiece. A digital twin of your machine goes much further because you use it to precisely simulate what it can achieve in real-life operation, the time it takes and the quality achieved. This is all possible without the need for expensive sample workpieces, without wear to the tool, and without putting the machine at risk with new, untried NC programs.
Automation, electrification, and digitalization – these trends are rapidly changing the way we work and live. Siemens supports your investment in these technologies by financing projects, providing equipment and leasing solutions, structured financing, loans, and related advisory services based on our unique technological expertise. We see ourselves as your partner who, thanks to the additional value we create, provides a solid basis for growth.
Digitalization in manufacturingWhether you want to know more about the quality of your manufacturing process, the transparency and efficiency of your machine tools and how to get more useful information out of them, or to see an example of good practices, these videos will help you learn more from experts about Siemens software solutions.
Produce high-quality parts easily, quickly and flexibly with Siemens CNC Shopfloor Management Software
For optimal production – and results
With solutions covering four areas to drive productivity: Siemens offers you the opportunity to improve your manufacturing processes – and products. Independent of your controller manufacturer: you will be able to run your plants more efficiently, cut costs, and improve customer satisfaction with Siemens’ portfolio of CNC Shopfloor Management Software.
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