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Optimal and stable machining with adaptive control

Higher productivity and process stability with Adaptive Control & Monitoring suite (ACM): Increase your productivity, reduce scrap, increase process stability and minimize production disruptions. You can achieve these goals with Siemen’s powerful OMATIVE adaptive control technology – the “original” adaptive control in wide use in metal-cutting industry for almost 30 years.

Cutting conditions vary considerably during machining, from changes in hardness within a workpiece to fluctuations in depth of cut. These result in suboptimal machining times and tool breakage. ACM Suite gives you the tools to achieve highest productivity - from minimizing machining time, to timely tool breakage detection.


Complex algorithms, intuitive usage 

Since 1996 Siemens adaptive control and monitoring technology evolved to enable productivity improvements in a variety of machining processes, cutting tools and machine configurations.

Working with, and learning from, hundreds of customers allowed us to find just the right mix of controls by which users can take full advantage of the sophisticated algorithms, but without making the applications difficult to work with.


Lowest total cost of ownership (TCO)

ACM suite offers lowest cost of ownership over the lifetime of the machine on which it is installed. The applications require shortest machine downtime for installation and setup, minimal to none training for machine operators, and are very easy to use by technologists. 

OMATIVE technology from Siemens provides productivity solutions for all metal-cutting machine operations, such as milling, turning, grinding, gun drilling or gear hobbing. Depending on your needs you can enable one or both operating modes concurrently.

Shorter Mass Production Times

Adaptive feed control continuously adjusts the feed rate based on individual cutting conditions, resulting in cycle time reduction and tool protection.​


Adaptive process control

Optimize MyMachining /AdaptiveControl

Feed rate control optimizes the machine‘s feed rate in real-time - speeding up the process when cutting conditions allow so, and slowing down when geometry, material hardness, or tool condition demand caution.

Adaptive control reduces cycle time and protects cutting tools from breakage, while preserving quality of the machined part.

Tool breakage monitoring

Analyze MyWorkpiece /ToolMonitor

Tool monitoring focuses on the most challenging scenarios – small tools cutting in the material for very short periods of time. In addition, timely detection of tool wear and of tool overload help to prevent tool breakage outright.
Reliable detection of a broken tool, without false positive or false negative indications, is key to successful integration of breakage monitoring in automated and unsupervised machining setups.

Dynamic Machining

ACM uses real time process data to identify abnormal loads and protect the cutting tool. It also increases the feed rate whenever cutting conditions allow to mimimize machine time.

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Adaptive feedrate control in a class of its own

Different material hardnesses, accumulations of chips, variations in cutting depth and cutting width or fluctuating coolant quality result in unfavorable cutting conditions. With the Optimize MyMachining /AC-Auto adaptive feed rate control, SINUMERIK adapts the feed rate to the respective cutting condition in real time.

Do you want to optimize metal-cutting machining with our solutions? Contact us now.

Contact us if you would like to have additional information or detailed advice. We will be glad to answer your questions and guide you, step by step, on your own personal digitalization journey.

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