Siemens’ Sinumerik OP 019 operating panel can directly connect to the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC control for milling, turning and laser machining with the TCU 30.2 thin client unit, an operator system for CNC applications. Designed for large or extensive systems, the TCU 30.2 has a depth of 41 mm and features four USB 2.0 interfaces as well as a freely positionable USB 2.0 socket with a screw cover and 1-m-long cable. The Ethernet connection enables installation as far as 100 m away from the nearest network node.
The OP 019 is designed for operating and programming in tool and mold making, on rotary indexing machines, and in job shop production. When combined with the 840D sl control, the OP 019 is suitable for composite machining in the aerospace industry as well as parts machining for power generation and medical engineering.
A high-resolution 19" glass display accommodates as many as 13 axes simultaneously in the basic machine screen. The display can also show as many as four channels of detailed, digitized design drawings. Vertical keys can be used as direct keys for operations such as traversing axes. Touch operation with capacitive sensors ensure fast key action even with gloves. The optional Sinumerik PCU 50.5 control unit for user interface can also be installed in the control cabinet, making the operator panel lighter.