- May 17, 2017
May 17, 2017 - With the introduction of version 4.7 of the Sinumerik Operate software, Siemens is presenting new CPUs and 15 and 19 inch “Blackline” panels in widescreen format for the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC. The 7x0.3B PN processors are Profinet-compatible NCUs (Numerical Control Units).
The basic configurations of the 7x0.3B PN-CPUs for the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC already have 10 MB of buffered user memory as standard for part programs, plus a 2 GB working memory (DRAM). The part program memory can be expanded up to 22 MB, depending on the particular processor model. In most cases, automatic adaptation of the drivers enables integration of the NCUs into existing machines and applications, without modifying the software.
The 15 and 19 inch “Blackline” panels are widescreen format touch screen CNCs. The technical basis of the display is a capacitive sensor system that supports touch operation, even when gloves are worn by the operator. The panels are designed for degree of protection IP66. For example, the 15 inch panel is approved for vibration accelerations up to 2 g. Both these devices have an integrated thin client unit (TCU) and are connected to the Sinumerik via Ethernet.
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