The Sinumerik 828D control is designed to address the needs of complex milling and turning machines in job shop applications. It combines CNC, PLC, operator panel and axis control for six CNC measurement circuits in a single operator panel.
The control is capable of graphical, high-level language command and supports ISO programming. The control is designed for single-part and small-batch production.
The control makes modern PC and mobile phone technology available to the mid-range machine tool. USB, Compact Flash (CF) card and Ethernet ports enable high-speed data transfers onto storage media or integration of the control system into corporate networks. The control is equipped with production status monitoring by text messaging (SMS). Depending on the recipient’s profile setting, the machine is capable of transmitting information about workpiece machining status, reporting on the tool currently in use and sending machine maintenance bulletins to a mobile phone, the company says.
Other products on display include the Sinumerik 840D solution line with particular emphasis on the aerospace industry; the 1FK7 high-inertia and 1PH8 servomotors; integrated motor spindles; linear motors; and direct-drive torque motors that contribute to increased machine performance.