ModuleWorks, the leading supplier of CAD/CAM software components for machining and simulation, and Siemens AG, announce a product partnership that enables ModuleWorks real-time collision avoidance software to be used together with the Siemens SINUMERIK 840D sl CNC controller.
The Siemens SINUMERIK 840D sl is a high performance CNC controller for milling and turning applications, from grinding and laser machining to gearwheel machining and multi-tasking machining. The new partnership enables users to add the ModuleWorks collision avoidance software to the Siemens controller to provide real-time verification and clash detection during the milling or turning process.
The ModuleWorks software takes the real axis positions, machine geometries and workpiece position and uses the same motion data as the real servos to provide a fully integrated and visually realistic simulation of the machine kinematics, tools, jaws, clamps and fixtures as well as the material removal process. Collision detection and avoidance is available in both auto and jog modes using look-ahead motion data. If a collision is detected, the machining process is stopped before an actual collision occurs to prevent expensive machine damage and down-time.
“We are delighted with this product partnership that enables our customers to benefit from state-of-the-art collision detection and avoidance directly on our CNC controller”, says Mr. Uwe Ruttkamp, Vice President & Head of Business Segment Machine Tool Systems at Siemens AG. “The ModuleWorks software is an industry-proven technology that brings out the full potential of the SINUMERIK 840D sl controller to optimize the efficiency and quality of the machining process.”
“It’s great to see how our real-time collision detection and avoidance technology adds value to industry-leading CNC controllers”, says Yavuz Murtezaoglu, Managing Director of ModuleWorks. “We look forward to a continued and successful cooperation with Siemens that will enable users to benefit from the synergy of our technologies.”
ModuleWorks is a software component provider for the CAD/CAM industry. ModuleWorks’ expertise in toolpath creation and simulation is recognized throughout the CAM industry and its software components and development services are used by the majority of the leading CAM vendors for sophisticated industry focused solutions across diverse business sectors. ModuleWorks 5-Axis and Simulation software has been used in the manufacture of complex parts for over a decade and they have many users across the global CAD/CAM industry.
About Siemens AG
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of €79.6 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.