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Product News: SINUMERIK CNC part of the Siemens TIA Portal

Feb. 22, 2022
Promises to shorten machine-builders' development and commissioning times by up to 50%.

The central element for engineering the SINUMERIK ONE is the TIA Portal.

As a digital native control, SINUMERIK ONE features not only a new hardware platform, but also versatile software for the creation of a digital twin, per its maker. 

The central element for engineering the SINUMERIK ONE is the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal. Both PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and Safety are engineered in this framework with modern programming languages and a seamless data flow. The integration of SINUMERIK ONE into the TIA Portal enables a consistent digital development process for CNC machines, which makes all engineering tasks easier, its maker notes. SINUMERIK ONE is based upon Safety Integrated as the Siemens industry standard.

With its integrated Simatic S7-1500F failsafe PLC, machine-tool builders can take full advantage of the benefits the TIA Portal brings, per Siemens. Uniform, centralized data handling enables efficient engineering and considerably reduces the potential for errors caused by inconsistent data. Drag-and-drop is used to network peripherals and to establish communication links with other machine components.

In addition, machine builders can create software libraries with ready-made hardware configurations and numerous function and software modules in TIA Portal, thus standardizing the development of the CNC machine. The controller also supports safety functions integrated in the drive. In addition, thanks to the integration of the Simatic S7-1500F PLC for implementation of the safety logic, only one failsafe program is required. This simplifies safety engineering and reduces safety-commissioning time.