Controllers

Current EDM uses Siemens industrial controllers in our entire machine line. Siemens provides the computing power and flexibility needed for the most difficult applications. Their superior build quality and worldwide support ensure many years of reliable service.

Siemens 840 DsL Control

The Siemens 840 DSL is our most powerful controller designed for production applications with multiple levels of program and operation security, and drilling depth control technology. Program memory is virtually limitless using inexpensive USB memory drives.

DETAILS
  • Operating System
    Siemens
  • Standard Display
    OP 10C
  • Display Size / Type
    10.4” / TFT
  • Internal Program Memory
    5 Megabytes
  • USB
    Yes
  • Remote Control
    Yes
  • Ethernet
    Yes
  • Drive Type
    AC Servo
  • Encoder Type
    Absolute
  • Maximium Programmable Axes
    32
  • Minimum Command Unit
    0.00004”
  • Programming Format
    M and G Code
FEATURES
  • Programmable Power Settings
    1,000
  • Depth Control Technology
    Yes
  • Multiple Program Security Levels
    Yes
  • Change Power Settings While Drilling
    Yes
  • Programmable Work Coordinates
    Yes
  • Automatic Part Referencing Cycles
    Yes
  • Pitch Error Compensation
    Yes
  • Absolute / Incremental Input
    Yes
  • Drilling Cycle Timer
    Yes
  • Inch and Metric Input
    Yes
  • M-Function Interface
    Yes
  • Programmable Software Limits
    Yes
  • Program Lock Out
    Yes
  • Feedrate Override
    Yes
  • Spindle Rotation Override
    Yes
  • Alarms and Messages in Plain Text
    Yes
  • RFID Reader
    Available

More Great Features of the 840 DsL Control!

  • 1 GB flash drive storage. Memory expandable with common USB thumb drives.
  • Soft limits and program limits.
  • Alarm messages with help menus.
  • Security Lock-Out key and password protection. Up to seven levels.
  • Feed rate and Spindle Override knobs.
  • Pitch Error Compensation.
  • G and M code programming language.
  • Dry run.
  • Drill timer.
  • Inch or metric input.
  • USB port.
  • Reverse polarity electrode dressing cycle for removing taper or end dressing the electrode.
  • Canned Referencing Cycles for tooling ball, guide-height, ID, OD, corner, edge and rotary table pick-ups. Custom routines are programmable.
  • Blind-hole drilling routine.
  • Hole Search function enables the machine to quickly and safely move to specific hole locations within complex 5 axis programs for simple restarts.
  • Software detection for drilling problems caused by poor flushing or plugged electrodes.
  • On-button work coordinate set-up.
  • Ethernet networking capability.
  • M-Function Interface: transfer inhibit signal to control external devices.

Siemens OP8T Control

The Siemens OP8T is a powerful yet affordable machine controller. It shares many of the same features as the 840 Dsl but with a smaller display. Program memory is virtually limitless using inexpensive USB memory drives.

DETAILS
  • Operating System
    Siemens Operate
  • Display Size / Type
    7.5” / TFT
  • Internal Program Memory
    3 Megabytes
  • USB Port
    Yes
  • Remote Control
    Optional
  • Ethernet Port
    Yes
  • Drive Type
    AC Servo
  • Programming Format
    M and G Code
FEATURES
  • Programmable Power Settings
    100
  • Depth Control Technology
    Yes
  • Multiple Program Security Levels
    Yes
  • Change Power Settings While Drilling
    Yes
  • Programmable Work Coordinates
    Yes
  • Automatic Part Referencing Cycles
    Yes
  • Pitch Error Compensation
    Yes
  • Absolute / Incremental Input
    Yes
  • Drilling Cycle Timer
    Yes
  • Inch and Metric Input
    Yes
  • M-Function Interface
    Yes
  • Programmable Software Limits
    Yes
  • Feedrate Override
    Yes

Siemens MP177 Control

The touch screen Siemens MP177 is used to control our manual machines. The control panel displays X, Y and Z axis coordinates and allows for easy programming of machining parameters, drilling depth and retract height. With the standard M-Function interface cable, automatic drilling can be achieved with a part loader or rotary table.

DETAILS
  • Operating System
    Siemens Proprietary
  • Display Size / Type
    5.7” / TFT Touch Screen
  • Programmable Power Settings
    10 Storable
  • Drilling Cycle Timer
    Yes
  • inch and Metric Input
    Inch or metric
  • M-Function Interface Cable
    Yes