Flexibility thanks to uniform control technology
Both the machine’s properties and those of the CNC used are crucial to manufacturing productivity. The company therefore chose SINUMERIK 828D. Production manager Kretzschmar explains, “As all our machine tools are SINUMERIK controlled, we can deploy our employees flexibly.”
With its state-of-the-art processor technology and software architecture, SINUMERIK 828D delivers extremely high precision, thanks to what is referred to as 80-bit nano accuracy. As a result, it is possible to eliminate rounding errors in the software and guarantee exact path guidance. The control system is equipped with the SINUMERIK MDynamics milling technology package so that its performance can be utilized to its full extent. It ensures that the relevant surface quality and precision required can be achieved within the shortest possible machining times. The key to this is in the new Advanced Surface intelligent path control, which includes an optimized look-ahead function, among other things. Kretzschmar confirms, “As a result, we can always obtain the accuracy our client needs.” Equipped with the SINUMERIK Operate user interface, the screen is similar to that of a standard PC. This is why Kretzschmar is also delighted with the new machine’s operator-friendliness.