Open system architecture yields flexible results
SINUMERIK solutions for basic and complex CNC grinding applications
New requirements regarding superior quality and flexibility affect grinding machine applications more and more . The aim is to increase productivity, even while machining complexity is increasing. With more grinding-related experience the world over, SINUMERIK CNC systems address these industry changes at an unprecedented level.
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Setup – Measuring tool and workpiece
The preassignment of technology data for grinding machines shortens and facilitates the commissioning process. As the positions of grinding tools and dressers within the machine are important to achieve a precise grinding result, auxiliary cyles facilitate the setup process, thus saving time. In this context, for example, the measuring results obtained when scratching tools are calculated taking into account the controller configuration. The system is operated via graphic menus which are directly integrated in the advanced SINUMERIK Operate user interface.
Axis parallel profiling
Depending on the type of grinding wheel, a new wheel must be profiled. Or an already-profiled washer has to be provided with a new grinding profile. Contour parallel dressing is the efficient method for resharpening, since the original profile is retained. New or reprofiling using the SINUMERIK option “axis parallel profiling“ provides the advantage that the process can be resumed at the break point of the contour, and that no air cuts need be performed at reduced dressing speed. This saves time and increases productivity.
Compensation / program termination
Systematic and machine-specific deviations can be recorded during the commissioning phase and displayed via the settings made on the CNC controller. Deviations may also result during normal operation due to the influence of ambient factors such as temperature or other external stress. For such cases, SINUMERIK provides numerous compensation functions which complement each other, such as backlash compensation, cylinder error compensation, seat-dependent compensation and seat-dependent offsets..
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SINUMERIK MC is the open CNC control designed for easy integration of individual user interfaces.