SinuTrain allows user-friendly operation and CNC programming of SINUMERIK CNCs right on your PC — based on the real SINUMERIK CNC kernel.
As a result, training is more effective and significantly more cost-efficient. Many training facilities consider SinuTrain a very valuable tool — especially as a result of its high functionality and operational reliability — as a first-class solution for both basic and advanced training. Currently, there are over the 25,000 licenses in use.
SinuTrain offers you a practical and integrated solution for CNC training — across all training levels. By using SinuTrain, you can efficiently learn all of the innovative functions of SINUMERIK CNCs.
Our complete and integrated training solution includes training software and training systems — perfectly tailored to specific demands. And the real highlight: SinuTrain is a training system that is identical to the Sinumerik control itself and runs on standard Windows PCs without the need for any additional hardware.
Designed for easy operation
The SINUMERIK Operate graphical user interface has a clear layout, can be operated intuitively and is equipped with a large number of new, powerful functions. This combines machining step programming and high-level language programming on one system user interface — and therefore ensures quick, efficient and intuitive NC programming and production planning.
Whether turning or milling — the look-and-feel is the same
Intelligent SINUMERIK Operate functions provide simple support for the operator’s everyday work — for example, screenshots with the key combination CTRL+P. The optimum Windows style display is also user-oriented. The new user interface has also set a new standard in usability by means of graphical support. Animated Elements are a helpful function as they provide a graphically-animated simulation of each machining step in advance. Practical tooltips facilitate the operation.
To ensure efficient tool data management — including all of the details, SINUMERIK Operate is equipped with extended tool management for milling, drilling and turning tools. All tool and magazine information, including the associated details, are displayed on one screen. In addition, all tool parameters are provided for turning.
All tool types including turning tools are transparently displayed as symbols. SINUMERIK also supports the use of complex tools such as multi-tools, which eliminates the need to change tools and also increases the productivity when using multi-tasking machines
• Tooltips available (context-related brief information)
• Tool and magazine data on one screen including details
• Tool name as plain text or number with a maximum 24 characters
• Efficient tool data management including all details and replacement tool handling
Contour programming is the solution for effectively programming complex contours in turned and milled workpieces. With the aid of the integrated contour editor and the corresponding machining cycles in Sinumerik Operate, contours can be created and processed directly on the CNC control system.
The following programming example is an exercise task for programming with ShopMill.
In the program header, define raw part dimensions, the zero point offset, the machining and retraction level, the safety distance, and the retraction of the tool when approaching a sample position.
The planning surface is roughed and finished by means of the face-milling cycle. For this purpose, the cycle is parameterized once with the option “Roughing” and once for “Finishing”.
In the contour editor, create the contour of the rectangular pin. With the design of an auxiliary straight line, which is under the angle of 195° (180°+15°) in the start point (0/0) and has a length of 50 mm, the start point for the contour of the rectangular pin is determined. The start point of the contour is the end point of the auxiliary straight line. The auxiliary straight line is deleted after the coordinates are determined.
The coordinates of the auxiliary point are entered as the start point and the recess contour is created by means of the functions XY straight line. The first section of the contour is, for example, a straight line from the start point under the angle α1=285° with a length of 35 mm. A radius R=15 is selected as the transition between the contour elements. Thus, the contour can be structured step-by-step.
The contour is linked to the pin milling cycle. One cycle for the roughing, then cycles for the finishing of the bottom and edge.
You can easily program the rectangular recess with a milling cycle for recesses. The dimensions are defined by specifying the center point (0/0), the width 60 mm, length 90 mm, and depth -4 mm of the recess. Since the recess is rotated 15°, enter a start angle of α0=15°. The cycle is parameterized once for the roughing and once for the finishing.
The circular recess is also programmed via a circular recess milling cycle for the roughing and finishing.
For drilling the inner circular hole (ø8.5), a drilling cycle is linked to the Circle position example.
Before the drill holes are programmed on the Grid position example, you must change the retraction levels within the position example. During an approach within a position example, ShopMill uses the distance defined in the program header. In our example, “optimized” was selected. Since the tool can collide with the rectangular pin in the center, reprogram a new setting with the retraction “Position example on retraction level RP”.
This concludes the programming
The programme can be simulated for test purposes.
• An excellent training tool with which to teach new CNC operators and programmers
• Provides basic training on the Sinumerik control prior to letting them loose on your expensive machine tools
• Reduces loss of production and costly tool collisions
◾Training software for the PC is identical to the control
◾Programming in DIN, ShopMill and ShopTurn languages
◾Simple programming with integrated online help
◾Workstations can be linked with each other to form a didactic network
◾CAD system connectivity for fast program generation
◾Machine tool geometries can be imported for fast program generation
◾Keyboard in an original layout — similar to the actual machine
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