CNC operator panel made for advanced machine tool applications

Siemens presents new Sinumerik operator panels for high-end CNC applications.

The Sinumerik black line panels OP 015 black and OP 019 black from the Siemens Drive Technologies Division are a new generation of operator panels for the Sinumerik 840D sl CNC system and offer new options for machine operation. Both operator panels feature a modern multi-touch screen, ensuring even easier operator control, monitoring and programming of high-end milling, turning, grinding and laser machines. The inductive sensor technology enables rapid interaction with the user interface even when the operator is wearing gloves. Similarly, it prevents incorrect entries, for example caused by the heel of the operator‘s hand.


The 19-inch display of the OP 019 black can show all the entries made in widescreen format at a glance. The OP 015 black also features an alphanumerical keypad on the right that can be operated via touch control. This feature means that the 15-inch display is not restricted by the superimposed keypad during data entry, which ensures clear and efficient operation. Both black line panels also have an integrated glass panel on the front side and are designed with IP65 (OP 019 black) and IP66 (OP 015 black) degrees of protection. Both panels are therefore resistant to liquids and dust and can be operated even under harsh industrial conditions.

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.

In combination with the Sinumerik 840D sl control, for use on high-end milling, turning, grinding, and laser cutting machine tools, the black line panels can be used as an operating and programming station for composite machining in the aerospace industry, parts machining in power generation and healthcare applications as well as in tool and mould making, rotary indexing machines and in shopfloor manufacturing.

For further details contact Rowan Dickason, Head of Motion Control at Siemens South Africa. TEL: 011 652 3652, or