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Digital-Native Machine Tool Control

April 8, 2021
Both machine tool builders and CNC machine users benefit from a new programming platform, Sinumerik One -- and the universal digital twin for machinery, production processes, and performances that it makes available.

SIEMENS declared it is “driving forward digital transformation in the machine tool industry” with Sinumerik One, a digital native CNC that offers a universal digital twin for products, production, and performances.

The new controller works with software to create the machine controller and the associated digital twin from one engineering system and thus contributes to the seamless integration of hardware and software. Citing “seamless interaction between the virtual and the real world, including high-performance hardware,” the developer calls Sinumerik One “the future-proof machine tool controller in the increasingly digital world of manufacturing.”

With Sinumerik One, machine tool builders can virtually map their entire development processes —reducing the product development phase and time-to-market for new machines. The virtual preparation of machine commissioning also can reduce the duration of actual commissioning considerably. The virtual model of the machine opens new possibilities for builders and users alike. Machine concepts and functions can be discussed and planned even before real hardware is available.

Simulation provided by Sinumerik One means that CNC machine users can simulate the programming of workpieces and set-up and operation of machine tools completely on the PC. Training can be carried out using the digital twin instead of training on the actual machine.

Sinumerik One software and hardware functions include the possibility of creating a universal digital twin for product and production, reducing machining time. The CNC system with integrated Simatic S7-1500F PLC is available in both a control cabinet-based and panel-based version.

Sinumerik One fits into the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal and makes an efficient engineering framework available for machine tool builders. Also, Sinumerik One supports Safety Integrated, the consistent Siemens industry standard for safety. With IT security integrated in the CNC by design, Sinumerik One implements a multi-layer Defense-in-Depth-Concept.

With Create MyVirtual Machine and Run MyVirtual Machine, the new CNC comes with software to create the machine controller and its digital twin from one engineering system. Learn more at

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