- April 18, 2010
April 18, 2010 Siemens Industry announced an economical CNC machine tool retrofit package based upon its Sinumerik 802D sl system platform that will bring end-users new levels of efficiency and productivity for less cost. This retrofit service is ideal for three-axis milling or true two-axis turning machines. The Sinumerik 802D sl is an operator panel-based control system that combines the numerical control (NC), the programmable logic controller (PLC) and the human machine interface (HMI) in a single, maintenance-free unit. It has been engineered with a 10.4-inch color TFT display, graphical support for machining cycles and simulation, a USB-interface built into the enclosure for simple program handling and transfer, intuitive help screens and remote diagnostic capabilities.Pre-configured to meet the majority of current applications in the market, this space-saving and cost-effective retrofit package consists of a control-only retrofit, which maintains and integrates a machines current motors and drives. A complete Sinumerik 802D sl CNC package with new Siemens motors and drives is also available to meet specific customer needs.Professional installation by a certified Siemens machine tool retrofit solution partner makes the Sinumerik 802D sl retrofit package virtually plug-and-play with reduced machine downtime. About SiemensSiemens Industry, Inc. (SII) is the U.S. affiliate of Siemens global Industry Sector businessthe worlds leading supplier of production, transportation and building technology solutions. The companys integrated hardware and software technologies enable comprehensive industry-specific solutions for industrial and infrastructure providers to increase their productivity, sustainability and profitability. The Industry Sector includes six divisions: Building Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and OSRAM SYLVANIA. With nearly 222,000 Siemens Industry Sector employees worldwide, the Industry Sector posted a worldwide profit of $5.82 billion on revenues of $57 billion in fiscal 2008.