The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has developed new control hardware with greater computing power for its panel-based Sinumerik 828D and Sinumerik 828D Basic compact CNCs for turning and milling. The new PPU2xx.3 panel processing units replace the previous PPU2xx.2 generation, and are available for all six versions of the Siemens compact CNC. The greater computing power has significantly accelerated the operating speed of the Sinumerik Operate user interface during commissioning, programming and operation. For example, when changing operating areas, the screen forms are loaded almost twice as fast as before.
The new PPU2xx.3 hardware for Sinumerik 828D and Sinumerik 828D Basic has a more rugged design than the previous version so that they can be used in harsh industrial environments, and are also better protected against wiring errors during installation in a control cabinet. Furthermore, Sinumerik 828D Basic can now also be used for turning and milling on one piece of hardware. This reduces costs, especially those for spare part logistics and stock keeping.
PPU2xx.3 has the same dimensions and connectors and is fully compatible with version PPU2xx.2. This ensures trouble-free conversion to the new hardware, which requires Sinumerik 828D V4.5 SP3 software or higher.
For further information contact Rowan Dickason on TEL: 011 652 3652 or visit www.siemens.com/sinumerik