ShopMill / ShopTurn / Cycle Support
Mazak Siemens machines benefit from a number of advanced CNC programming options. While still supporting standard G-code and DIN/ISO programs, there is also the option for machine operators to use ShopMill or ShopTurn, which is the Siemens conversational programming language. SINUMERIK Operate, ShopMill and ShopTurn are exceptionally fast and intuitive for programming. Each program step is supported with graphical animations that act as a detailed guide through the programming options. Even more complex 3+2 axis programs can be quickly put together using an array of clever pre-defined cycles and strategies. The control also facilitates the 3D simulation and swift programming of material removal strategies, measurement, swivel cycles and tool optimisation.
For intermediate program creation, G-code Cycle Support allows the full flexibility of an ISO G-code program to be accompanied with graphical animations which describe the cycle’s options.
As with all modern CNC machine tool controls, the more complex programs are posted from CAM system in G-code programs. As the Siemens control is an industry standard control, many well-known CAM systems have pre-defined post processors that will generate accurate G-code for Siemens with minimal post processor work. Mazak’s Siemens Product Group regularly works with CAM software houses to optimise post processors and templates.