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Siemens supports the machine tool industry

Third Quarter 2021 News & events

Under the motto ‘Digitalisation in machine tool manufacturing - infinite opportunities from infinite data’, Siemens is demonstrating at EMO Milano and at the virtual Siemens Machine Tool Days 2021 to show how the full potential of data can be used for higher productivity. This is because combining the real world with the digital world enables manufacturers and users of machine tools to act flexibly and sustainably.

Siemens will demonstrate how to react quickly to trends with the CNC Sinumerik One, which was launched on the market as a digital native in 2019. The focus of the trade fair appearance and the virtual event is a production unit that shows two machines controlled with Sinumerik One, a 5-axis milling centre and a robot-based additive manufacturing machine. With these two machines, gears of large gearboxes can be repaired instead of replacing them. Such large gearboxes are used in areas such as wind energy, where they are subject to natural wear due to the enormous frictional forces and therefore must be replaced at certain time intervals. Siemens will demonstrate how the gears are initially milled flat in the milling centre. A robot is then used to rebuild the teeth in an additive manufacturing process. The final precision grinding takes place at the end again on the 5-axis milling centre. The repair, instead of new production, not only saves material resources, but also about 60% of energy.

For more information contact Jennifer Naidoo, Siemens Digital Industries, jennifer.naidoo@siemens.com, www.siemens.co.za


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