Product News: Siemens’ SINUMERIK ONE digital native CNC system

Oct. 15, 2020
Promises to quicken the journey toward digitalization, increase productivity and flexibility, and accelerate users’ business.

SINUMERIK ONE, the first digital native CNC system from Siemens, is being introduced to machine tool and manufacturing professionals in this presentation, which details the CNC development that is driving forward digital transformation in the machine tool industry, according to Siemens.  The new SINUMERIK ONE CNC functions with software to create the machine controller and associated digital twin from one engineering system, thereby achieving a seamless integration of hardware and software, per its maker, which claims that, owing to its seamless interaction between virtual and real world, as well as high-performance hardware, SINUMERIK ONE is setting new standards in terms of productivity, performance and digitalization.  

It is offered by Siemens as the next generation of CNC for machine tools in the increasingly digital world of manufacturing.  Both machine builders and machine operators, as well as integrators and product developers, benefit from the universal digital twin provided for the product, production and performance, per Siemens. 

With SINUMERIK ONE, machine-tool builders can virtually map their entire development process, significantly reducing the product development phase and time-to-market for new machines. The virtual preparation of commissioning can also reduce the duration of actual commissioning considerably.  A virtual model of the machine opens up new possibilities for manufacturers and operators alike.  Machine concepts and functions can be discussed—even before any actual hardware is available. The processing simulation provided by SINUMERIK ONE enables machine users to simulate the programming of workpieces, the setup and operation of machines, entirely in a virtual environment.  Even employee training can be carried out more effectively and in real-world working conditions, using the digital twin instead of the actual machine on the plant- or shop-floor.

The innovations in software and hardware found in SINUMERIK ONE, as well as its ability to create a universal digital twin for product and production, speed up processing steps significantly, according to Siemens, which notes that the CNC system is available in both panel-based as well as control-cabinet versions.  With advanced IT security integrated in the CNC by design, SINUMERIK ONE implements a multi-layer Defense-in-Depth-Concept, while Create MyVirtualMachine and Run MyVirtualMachine, the new CNC offers software to create the machine controller and associated digital twin from one engineering system.  As a result, the universal digital concept of the digital twin, powerful hardware and integrated IT security make SINUMERIK ONE a forward-looking CNC, which is driving the digital transformation in the machine tool industry, per its maker.