Siemens Offers Sinumerik Motion Control, an Open, Industrial PC-based CNC for Fabrication and Metal-processing Machines

  • August 20, 2021
Siemens Offers Sinumerik Motion Control, an Open, Industrial PC-based CNC for Fabrication and Metal-processing Machines
Siemens Offers Sinumerik Motion Control, an Open, Industrial PC-based CNC for Fabrication and Metal-processing Machines

Siemens is offering the new Sinumerik MC controller, a universal, open, industrial PC-based CNC system. Its optimized motion control, high-performance automation and integrated Windows 10 operating system make it an ideal control for fabrication and specialty machines, including woodworking, stone-cutting, laser and even conventional basic grinding machines.  With an open operating concept, this new control system is also suitable for certain additive manufacturing, metal-forming, adhesive applications, plate-cutting, grinding and laser or waterjet cutting. FABTECH 2019 was the first showing of this new control in the North American market. 
 
The Windows 10 operating system provides easy integration of customized software for these machines. The open operating concept and the extensive range of interfaces make it a universal, open control, which can be easily utilized in existing fabrication machine solutions. Sinumerik Motion Control (MC) is optimally equipped with the latest generation of the proven Sinumerik numerical control (NC) kernel to meet the demands of the fabrication industry.

It facilitates motion control with maximum accuracy and—thanks to G-code programming—offers the freedom and flexibility in machine control.  The integrated Simatic S7-1500F PLC increases the speed of response which, in turn, improves the automation performance. Sinumerik MC offers Safety Integrated as the Siemens industry standard for safety and implements the multi-layer Defense-in-Depth-Concept for IT-Security.

Sinumerik MC can be engineered in the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal, which provides a highly efficient engineering environment. This opens up new engineering opportunities for machine builders.  Conventional PLC languages and high-level language programming are available in the TIA Portal to create automation programs for the control system. This is assisted by fast and simple commissioning offered by Sinumerik Operate, the graphical user interface of the Siemens CNC system.

Sinumerik MC is the ideal CNC controller for fabrication machines that require an individual
user interface and powerful motion control.

With its optimized motion control, high-performance automation and open operating concept, Sinumerik MC is an ideal control for various fabrication machines—especially metal-forming, wood, glass, stone-cutting and additive machines, as well as machines with individual user interfaces.  FABTECH 2019 will be a “first look” at this new control for the North American market. 

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