Press Release Summary:
Suited for machine tool OEMs and end-users, Virtual Production service subjects process chain to simulative analysis, from CAD/CAM system to workpiece surface, without interrupting production. All programs are optimized on computer, except NC program, which is simulated on actual machine. This 3-step process includes analysis of data quality, execution of part program by NC, and simulation based on characteristic features of position-controlled drives.
Original Press Release:
Siemens Presents Its New Virtual Production Service
FOR BOTH MACHINE TOOL OEMs AND END-USERS
WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., May 23, 2006 - Siemens is presenting its new Virtual Production service, an exciting and advanced service offering for machine tool manufacturers and end-users, at this year's EASTEC show. For the first time, this special service provides the simulation and analysis of machining processes without having to interrupt production.
Designed specifically for end-users and machine tool operators, Siemens Virtual Production offers higher quality and shorter production times. Based on a software tool developed by Siemens, the process chain is subjected to a simulative analysis from the CAD/CAM system to the workpiece surface. Instead of repeated testing on the actual machine, programs can be optimized on the computer with the exception of the numerical control program, which is simulated on a real machine.
Virtual Production can be performed in three steps. The first step: analysis of the data quality as provided by the part program; the second step: execution of the part program by the numerical control (NC) where set-point positions on the NC output are evaluated and velocity can be optimized and controlled; the third step: simulation based on characteristic features of position-controlled drives including machine dynamics.
Benefits of Siemens Virtual Production lead to the immediate reduction of machining times that are normally required for mass production; greatly improved surface finish; and shorter start-up times for new workpieces.
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Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $96 billion in fiscal 2005. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $18.8 billion and employs approximately 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 460,000 people in 190 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States, visit www.usa.siemens.com.
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Siemens is presenting its new Virtual Production service, an exciting and advanced service offering for machine tool manufacturers and end-users. For the first time, this special service provides the simulation and analysis of machining processes without having to interrupt production.