This system presents a series of functional solutions for its inclusion in the factory of the future. In fact, it was developed by Prima Additive in collaboration with Siemens, a leading company in automation and digitalization with specific skills in the field of robotics and additive manufacturing. The integration between the technologies of Siemens and those of Prima Additive Srl is expressed, first of all, through the integration of the robotic arm and the CNC, through the Sinumerik Run MyRobot / Direct Control functionality.
Through this function, the user will be able to interface with the robotic cell using a single control console but above all he will be able to carry out the movement and programming of the robot using typical instructions of a machine tool, thus exempting him from knowing an additional language of robot specific programming. The integrated use of the CAD-CAM-CNC chain, made possible by the use of the NX platform and the Sinumerik One numerical control, is completed by the integration of digital solutions and data management.
The solution, based on the MindSphere open ecosystem, involves the use of Siemens Apps that allow you to view, manage and optimize production, such as Manage MyMachine, and remote monitoring and control systems, such as Manage MyMachine / Remote. To complete this digital offer, we find some specific applications, able to manage high-frequency data, based on the Industrial Edge for Machine Tools platform from Siemens.
In order to fully exploit the potential of Sinumerik One, the winning choice was to use the Create MyVirtual Machine, a key tool made available by the Siemens digital portfolio. This software is in fact able to generate a real digital twin of the system and has proved to be extremely useful for facilitating the engineering work in the various stages of development and optimization of the machine, also allowing a considerable reduction in time to market.