Product News: Siemens’ SINUMERIK ONE Dynamics

May 16, 2022
Three technology packages that aim to increase CNC machine users’ efficiency when programming in the machine shop and executing CAM-generated CNC programs.

The new digital-native CNC from Siemens—SINUMERIK ONE

Siemens recently launched three technology packages exclusively for its new SINUMERIK ONE control system. The SINUMERIK ONE Dynamics packages are available in three different variants: ONE Dynamics Operate, ONE Dynamics 3-axis milling and ONE Dynamics 5-axis milling.

The software functions contained in each technology package support users from machine-oriented programming in the job shop to high-performance machining of CAD-CAM-programmed workpieces with high surface quality, Siemens says.

The ONE Dynamics Operate package supports the machine tool user in efficient programming in the machine shop with the SINUMERIK machining cycles and high-quality CNC simulation for milling and turning applications. In addition, the user is given a range of options for accessing NC programs and workpiece documentation. Users have the option of paperless manufacturing and can, for example, visualize 3D CAD data on the shopfloor within a very short time, per Siemens. For the execution of CAM-generated CNC programs for free-form surface machining, ONE Dynamics 3- and 5-axis milling packages offer the Top Surface and Top Speed Plus CNC functions for motion control and workpiece surfaces.

With Top Surface, the geometric data from the CAM system is checked and optimized during processing on the CNC using an intelligent algorithm. This ensures high surface quality when milling complex free-form surfaces. This is particularly advantageous for geometrically complex mold components that place special demands on surface quality, mold accuracy  and production efficiency—for example in tool- and mold-making, aircraft construction or medical technology. Top Speed Plus ensures with new filter technology that increased dynamics are made possible without activating mechanical vibrations of the machine and that the contour accuracy is reliably maintained. Depending upon the specific application, this can reduce machining times by up to 30%, its maker claims. As a result, unit costs for milling with CAM-generated CNC programs can be reduced and production efficiency increased.

With a few exceptions, the functions of SINUMERIK ONE Dynamics do not require any commissioning effort by the machine-tool builder. Once activated, they are available to the user for immediate use on the CNC machine. Since they are CNC software functions, no intervention at the machine or in the machine’s mechanics is required. For users who have particularly challenging requirements when it comes to machining quality and speed, the machine tool builder can add additional optional CNC functions of the SINUMERIK control that go beyond the SINUMERIK ONE Dynamics packages. These additional functions must then be activated and parameterized by the machine builder for the user’s individual machine and adapted to the machine statics and dynamics.