Siemens offers a CNC machine tool retrofit package based upon its Sinumerik 802D sl system platform. Suited for three-axis milling or true two-axis turning machines, the Sinumerik 802D sl is an operator-panel-based control system that combines a numerical control (NC), programmable logic controller (PLC) and human machine interface (HMI) in a single unit. It features a 10.4" color TFT display; graphical support for machining cycles and simulation; a USB interface built into the enclosure for simple program handling and transfer; help screens; and remote diagnostic capabilities.
The pre-configured retrofit package consists of a control-only retrofit, which maintains and integrates a machine’s current motors and drives. A complete CNC package with new motors and drives is also available. Professional installation by a certified machine tool retrofit solution partner makes the retrofit package virtually “plug-and-play” and reduces machine downtime, the company says.