Siemens Sinumerik machine control


Manufacturer
Siemens AG
Model
Sinumerik machine control hardware
Publication
Website
http://www.automation.siemens....
  • Fernbedienung die positionsunabhängige Maschinensteuerung ermöglicht © Michael Hüter

  • Bild ohne ergonomische Maschinensteuerung

  • Bild von Siemens Sinumerik Maschinensteuerungs-Hardware © Siemens AG, München/Berlin

  • Fernbedienung die positionsunabhängige Maschinensteuerung ermöglicht
  • Bild ohne ergonomische Maschinensteuerung
  • Bild von Siemens Sinumerik Maschinensteuerungs-Hardware

Precise positioning operations are required during the setup and adjustment of machine tools. However, this often presents difficulties, since the controls are either integrated within the housing, or can be swivelled only within a limited range. Under certain circumstances, this may mean that simultaneous monitoring of the tool movement and operation of the control panel is possible only blind and in an unfavourable body posture.

Some control systems however, such as the Siemens Sinumerik, also offer interfaces to remote controls, enabling the main control commands for setup to be entered independently of the position of the control panel.


Hand-held control unit for machine tools

Problems

Precise control movements are required during setup and adjustment of machine tools. However, this often presents difficulties, since the controls are either integrated in the housing, or can be swivelled only within a limited range. Under certain circumstances, this may mean that simultaneous observation of the tool and operation of the control panel is possible only blind and in an unfavourable body posture (see also EN 1005-4).

Stress category
Solution

The remote control of the machine is a miniature, cable-linked control module that combines important functions in a compact solution. It can be detached from the control panel and held in the hand during setup, adjustment or measurement on the tools or components in the machine. The operator can thus assume the ideal position for viewing the machine whilst at the same time reaching the controls easily and without having to adopt an unfavourable body posture.

Principle of operation
  • Extension of control functions with remote controls
Norms
EN 1005-4: Safety of machinery - Human physical performance - Part 4: Evaluation of working postures and movements in relation to machinery