Electronics and electrical engineering group Siemens views the current economic environment as an ideal opportunity to increase its market share in the field of machine tool solutions.
“With our innovative and energy efficient solutions, we aim to help our customers and machine users further improve their productivity, working together with them to set a course for promising new machine generations,” says Siemens motion control systems business unit CEO Uwe Frank.
The company reports that its systems and solutions not only efficiently leverage the optimisation potential of existing machine tool concepts, but also support cost-effective acceleration of the time-to-market for new ideas.
Further, a shorter prototyping phase is of critical importance to machine tool manufacturers and, at this year’s Siemen’s evolutionary multicriterion optimisation 2009 presentation, Siemens exhibited special solutions in engineering efficiency, ranging from solutions in product life-cycle management and virtual machines to mechatronic support.
Siemens reports that it is the only supplier worldwide capable of providing all systems of the entire computer-aided design, computer-aided manufacturing and computer numeric control process chain from a single source.
Investment security in technologies and efficient operations are of significant importance to the user and Siemens showcased platforms and Sinumerik control solutions for all applications in machine tools, ranging from basic shop floor applications to compact machine tools and high-end applications. “This provides machine users with the investment security they seek,” he adds.
Included in the showcase were drive platforms, a new user interface and optimised smart motion control technologies applied in milling or technology packages for three-axis or five-axis machining. “With our industry-specific technologies and continuing innovation processes, we are creating the basis for futureproof investment,” says Frank.