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CNC Design Mechatronic machine concepts optimise interaction

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An optimal interaction between mechanical, electrical/electronic systems and software is required for modern machines to fulfill the increasing requirements regarding productivity, flexibility and quality. This is the reason that mechatronic concepts are becoming important. Mechatronics concepts can stimulate and optimise the interaction while a machine is being developed.

CNC Design  offer a portfolio of mechatronic products, systems and services. Mechatronic machine concepts are based on mechanical elements, electric drive systems and motion control software. When these three components are harmonised with one another it results in efficiency.

CNC Design can support customers by simulating their entire machines. With mechatronic support, CNC Design can optimise the precision and productivity of the machines both for existing as well as new machines. Machine concepts can first be compared, changed and optimised with new mechatronic components. The results obtained are secured and proven through simulation as this precisely emulates the real machine. Machine ideas and new developments can be tested and modified at a low cost in a short period of time. Following that, the first real prototype can be built as a functioning machine.

Lower overall design costs and greater productivity can be achieved early on when new machines are being planned and designed. A goal of the production process is to reduce unit costs. These are affected by expenditure incurred to operate the equipment during production, for example, personnel and tool costs. Development targets are met on-time and within budget.

Machine Simulator opens up new prospects throughout the life cycle of a new machine. New prospects include software development, commissioning and training or service. Machine Simulator tests and optimises interaction between the machine and automation early in the machine’s life. For customers, as machine tool builders, verified user software gives improved software quality. As the end customer, they benefit from a machine with a reliable software solution.

The machine simulation can be done either as stand alone or inside NX suite from Siemens PLM with the real Motion Control software kernel inside (SINUMERIK 840D or SIMOTION). Mechatronic machine concepts have the following benefits:

  • Shorter development times
  • Development targets met reliably
  • No-risk testing of creative machine concepts
  • Higher quality and increased productivity from the start
  • Time-to-market reduced by shorter development and reduced commissioning times
  • Safeguarding of machine productivity
  • Training on realistic machine models
  • Service portfolio for production optimisation

Mechatronic support optimises production processes regardless of the technologies, the customer uses, the degree of automation of the plants or the planning and production strategies. CNC Design create customer–specific solutions of an automation task based on standard hardware and software components.

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