Winnc Sinumerik 810t
What is WinNC Sinumerik 810T and How to Use It?
If you are interested in learning how to operate and program a CNC machine with the Sinumerik 810T control, you might want to check out the WinNC Sinumerik 810T software. This software is part of the EMCO education concept on PC basis, which allows you to simulate the original control on your computer. In this article, we will explain what WinNC Sinumerik 810T is, what are its features and benefits, and how to use it.
What is WinNC Sinumerik 810T?
WinNC Sinumerik 810T is a software that emulates the Sinumerik 810T control, which is a popular CNC control for turning machines. The Sinumerik 810T control is designed for simple and complex turning operations, such as facing, longitudinal turning, taper turning, contour turning, drilling, threading, grooving, etc. The control has a user-friendly interface, a graphical display of the workpiece and the tool path, and various programming modes, such as ISO code, conversational, and cycle programming.
WinNC Sinumerik 810T is part of the WinNC software series, which includes other interchangeable controls for different CNC machines, such as milling, grinding, and EDM. WinNC allows you to learn all CNC industry controls that are common on the market on a Concept machine or on a programmers place. You can switch between different controls with a simple mouse click, and the software will adapt to the corresponding machine geometry and kinematics.
What are the features and benefits of WinNC Sinumerik 810T?
WinNC Sinumerik 810T has many features and benefits that make it a useful tool for learning and practicing CNC turning. Some of them are:
It corresponds in terms of handling and function to the original Sinumerik 810T control, so you can learn the same commands, parameters, and functions that you would use on a real machine.
It allows you to simulate the turning process on your PC screen, with realistic graphics and sound effects. You can see the workpiece shape, the tool position and movement, the spindle speed and feed rate, the cutting forces and power consumption, etc.
It provides feedback and error messages in case of incorrect inputs or operations. You can also use the help function to access detailed information about the control functions and parameters.
It supports various data transfer methods, such as USB stick, network drive, or RS232 interface. You can import and export programs from and to other devices or software.
It is compatible with the EMCO PC TURN and CONCEPT TURN series of turning machines, which are designed for CNC education and training. You can directly control these machines via PC by means of WinNC Sinumerik 810T.
How to use WinNC Sinumerik 810T?
To use WinNC Sinumerik 810T, you need to have a PC with Windows operating system and a license key for the software. You can download the software from [EMCO website] or install it from a CD-ROM. You also need to have a Concept machine or a programmers place with a suitable interface cable to connect it to your PC.
Once you have installed and activated the software, you can start it by clicking on the WinNC icon on your desktop or in your start menu. You will see the main screen of the software, which consists of several windows:
The control panel window shows the keyboard and buttons of the Sinumerik 810T control. You can use your mouse or keyboard to operate them.
The display window shows the screen of the Sinumerik 810T control. You can see various information and menus related to the turning process.
The simulation window shows the graphical representation of the workpiece and the tool path. You can zoom in and out, rotate, pan, or change the perspective of the view.
The status bar shows some important data about the current state of the machine and the program execution.
To create a program for turning a workpiece, you can use one of the following methods:
ISO code programming: You can write a program using the standard G and M codes for CNC turning. You can enter the codes in the editor window or load them from a file. You can also use the syntax check function to verify the correctness of your program.
Conversational programming: You can create a program using a graphical user interface that guides you through the steps of defining the workpiece geometry, the tool data, the machining parameters, and the machining cycles. You can also use the graphic simulation function to preview the result of your program.
Cycle programming: You can use predefined cycles for common turning operations, such as facing, longitudinal turning, taper turning, contour turning, drilling, threading, grooving, etc. You can enter the cycle parameters in the cycle window or load them from a file. You can also use the cycle simulation function to preview the result of your program.
To execute a program for turning a workpiece, you need to do the following steps:
Select the machine mode: You can choose between manual mode, automatic mode, or single block mode. In manual mode, you can control the machine manually using the handwheel or the jog keys. In automatic mode, you can run the program automatically from start to finish. In single block mode, you can execute one block of the program at a time.
Set up the machine: You need to mount the workpiece on the chuck or between centers, select and install the tool on the turret, and set up the zero point and the tool offset.
Start the program: You need to press the green start button on the control panel or on your keyboard. The program will start running and you can see the tool movement on the display and simulation windows. You can also monitor the spindle speed, feed rate, cutting forces, power consumption, etc. on the status bar.
Stop or pause the program: You can stop or pause the program at any time by pressing the red stop button or the yellow pause button on the control panel or on your keyboard. You can also use other buttons to modify or interrupt the program execution, such as feed override, spindle override, block skip, optional stop, etc.
To learn more about WinNC Sinumerik 810T and how to use it, you can refer to [the software manual] or [the EMCO website]. You can also watch [some video tutorials] on YouTube.