CNC operator panel made for advanced machine tool applications

February 20, 2014

Siemens OP 019 is a new CNC operator panel that enables seamless design integration to the Sinumerik Operate GUI and Sinumerik 840D sl CNC for use on high-end milling, turning, grinding, and laser cutting machine tools.

Using touchscreen operation and including the new PCU 50.5 power control unit, the panel allows high-speed key actuation at the 19-in. glass front, which conforms to the IP66 protection rating. Wide LEDs allow the operator to visualize every key actuation, no matter what the angle of vision. An integrated key lock helps safeguard against operating errors.

The operator panel can provide a basic machine display, with three or four channels showing up to 13 axes.