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Siemens will exhibit a combination of PLM software, production systems and equipment at EMO Milano 2009.

EMO, a trade fair for the world production of machine tools, systems, robots and automation products, will be held from 5-10 October in Milan.

The software fully covers the requirements for PLM tasks across a range of industries, including: product development using CAD/CAM systems; generation of programs for parts via optimisation of the post processor and CNC parameters; and online and offline simulations for controlling and optimising the manufacturing process on the PC.

Siemens PLM Software will exhibit its Virtual Machine technology, a one-to-one copy of a machine tool on a PC with full virtual Sinumerik controller functions and machine-tool simulation.

The technology will eliminate the need to use the physical machine for non-production tasks.

The Virtual Machine delivers shop-floor NC programming validation and off-machine set-up preparation and checking.

Index Group, a manufacturer of CNC turning machines, wanted to increase the efficiency of multi-function production centre setup, programming, and validation.

Index implemented Siemens PLM Software’s Virtual Machine technology to increase machine tool utilisation for production work, eliminate collision and reduce setup times by up to 90 per cent without additional need for training.

NX CAM software provides enhanced output to drive advanced functions on the Siemens Sinumerik controller for higher-quality surface finish, advanced tool-axis control and faster machining.

To illustrate the PLM to shop-floor process chain, a mould and die theme will include demonstrations of NX tool design for injection moulding, high-speed machining using NX CAM for NC programming and machining simulation, and advanced post processing for the Siemens Sinumerik controller.

The second theme will focus on a complex part, representative of aerospace or power generation machining, with a process spanning the software functionality of NX CAD for part design and NX CAM for five-axis programming.

Example parts will be machined at the EMO booth using a five-axis high-speed cutting machine tool equipped with a Sinumerik 840D sl controller.

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