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Turn-key Control-Only Retrofit for CNC Machine Tools

With its Sinumerik 828D CNC, Siemens is offering a cost-effective control-only upgrade package for basic milling, turning and grinding machines.

Siemens has announced a new control-only retrofit program for CNC machines. Tailored precisely for milling machines up to four axes plus one spindle or 2- to 3-axis turning machines, users can gain new levels of manufacturing efficiency and productivity. "By retrofitting an aging machine tool with a new CNC, users can quickly improve productivity, cut soaring maintenance costs and greatly extend the machine tool's lifecycle," said a company spokesperson.

The Sinumerik 828D control is a panel-based CNC with horizontal and vertical control panel layouts. It is small enough to be easily integrated into the most compact machine tool designs. "Now with support for analog drive connectivity, the Sinumerik 828D is a durable, rugged and user-friendly control with an intuitive graphical user interface for programming and operation," said the spokesperson. With no hard disk or fan, the 828D is maintenance-free and it features a 10.4" color TFT display, a full QWERTY keyboard and a number of communication interfaces including Ethernet, USB 2.0, Compact Flash (CF) card, Drive-Cliq, RS232 C, PLC I/O and NC I/O.

To learn more about this cost-effective retrofit, please visit the website: or send an e-mail to

For more information contact:

John Meyer

Siemens Industry, Inc.

Drive Technologies - Motion Control

390 Kent Avenue

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007


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