EC: Sinumerik 808D Advanced

Machine & Embedded Control - CNCs, board-level products: The Sinumerik 808D Advanced is a compact, user-friendly, panel-based CNC used for basic turning and milling applications. This is a Control Engineering 2016 Engineers’ Choice finalist.
October 15, 2015

SINUMERIK 808D Advanced, SiemensThe Sinumerik 808D Advanced is an affordably-priced CNC for the machine builder (OEM), offering a suite of design features to improve the accuracy, surface finish, safety and communication of the control. It offers up to five axes/spindle motion control on a single machine channel, with drive bus communication between the CNC and drive for better position control, data transfer over standard Ethernet protocol, plus Auto Servo Tuning (AST) for superior surface quality and repeatable part accuracy in mold and die applications.

Part programs can be managed on an external PC, then fed to the control over an Ethernet cable or input via the USB port. Simple program sub-folders can be stored on the control, just like on the PC. Other standard features of the Siemens CNC for machine operators and programmers include intelligent jog, precise tool data handling with easy-to-recognize on-screen icons, tool wear data logging to ensure consistent high workpiece quality and startGUIDE engineering support, complete with the graphical user interface wizard for easier machine commissioning and startup and troubleshooting.

Additional features of the Sinumerik 808D Advanced include a RJ45 Ethernet port, 7.5-in. LCD color display with 640 x 480 resolution for easy viewing, machine technology-specific keyboards with hard keys shielded with protective membrane, a robust enclosure with no fan or hard disk, maintenance-friendly power with no battery, continuous data buffering with NV-RAM technology, LED tool number display and a master control panel with rotary switch for feed and spindle override. The rated torque is 1.9 to 40 Nm with drive line input of 400 V and overload rating of 300%.

Motor speeds up to 4,000 rpm are offered with Safe Torque Off (STO) and IP65 enclosure protection. Vertical and horizontal configurations of the Sinumerik 808D are available to suit all standard control panels.