Sinumerik Operate Innovative User Interface for Machine Tools


Siemens Industry, Inc. announced today the launch of Sinumerik®  Operate, the new and innovative user interface that integrates HMI-Advanced, ShopMill and ShopTurn in a single end-user interface for machine tools.  It contains new functions that facilitate the set-up and manufacture of complex workpieces.

sinumerik operate, siemensSinumerik Operate is used for the Sinumerik 828D and Sinumerik 840D sl computerized numerical controls (CNC).  It enables sequence and high-level language programming via a single interface to ensure fast NC programming and work preparation.  The clearly structured layout, with context-based functions and self-explanatory icons, facilitates intuitive handling for machine operators. Various kinematics are also easy to set-up, while integrated simulations and a large number of diverse workplace views also make it easy to check the programming immediately.  Sinumerik Operate also makes it possible to zoom into angled levels individually while a simulation is running.

When setting up a workpiece, the measurements are shown in an easy-to-understand fashion that uses animated elements for both switched and manual tool measurement features.  With the Cycle 800 “swivel cycle” users can manufacture even extremely complex workpieces with simple and fast handling.  Sinumerik Operate also provides users with access to an optimized tool and program management system.  The tool list makes all relevant data available in a clearly structured manner and also offers a configurable display.  Thanks to its use of context-based functions and self-explanatory icons, it is extremely user-friendly.

Sinumerik Operate enables users to easily use ShopMill and ShopTurn sequence programming to create a tailor-made programming solution for the manufacture of individual parts and small batch sizes.  Siemens programGuide combines G-code programming with cycle support.  This ensures a high degree of flexibility and short machining times that are suitable for medium- to large-batch sizes.

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Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 348,000 employees in more than 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $86.2 billion in fiscal 2015. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $22.4 billion, including $5.5 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states