Basic CNC for milling machines, faster machining times
Siemens Sinumerik 828D Basic M for milling machines, drilling, milling, even on cylindrical workpieces, offers mirror-smooth surfaces and faster machining.
Siemens Sinumerik 828D Basic M for milling machines is suitable for drilling and milling operations and work on cylindrical workpieces, ensuring superior machine utilization. Even for moldmaking applications, a specific CNC controller isn't needed. Superior performance of the Sinumerik 828D Basic M ensures mirror smooth surfaces and reduced machining times, the company said.
Sinamics S120 Combi feed and spindle motors add performance to a milling machine. Superior axis and spindle dynamic performance and excellent spindle performance within a broad speed bandwidth ensure a high output of perfect workpieces, Siemens said. Some features follow.
- Configuration: Compact, rugged and maintenance-free operator panel CNC
for up to five axes / spindles
- Programming: G-code programming, programGuide (technology cycle support), ShopTurn workstep programming
- CNC functionality: Intelligent kinematic transformations and unique range of technology cycles
- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, CFE Media, Control Engineering
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