The powerhouse in the compact CNC class


With their unique CNC performance, SINUMERIK 828 controls set productivity benchmarks when it comes to milling and turning on standard machines – as well as functions to simply automate grinding machines. The panel-based compact CNCs SINUMERIK 828D BASIC, SINUMERIK 828D and SINUMERIK 828D ADVANCED are the solution to address price-sensitive markets, where, in addition to high CNC performance, simple commissioning is a key factor.

At a glance

Increased productivity in production

SINUMERIK 828 – compact CNCs for standard turning, milling and grinding machines

With the technology-specific system software of the SINUMERIK 828 CNCs, the range of applications extends from vertical and basic horizontal machining centers – naturally also for mold making applications – surface and cylindrical grinding machines up to two-channel turning centers with counter spindle, driven tools and Y axis. Rugged hardware architecture and intelligent control algorithms, along with premium drive and motor technology, ensure the highest dynamic response and precision when machining.
Using SINUMERIK Operate, all machining technologies, from basic to complex, can be intuitively handled with a standard "look & feel".

Optimum scalability in the compact class

In addition to two high-performance CNC versions of SINUMERIK 828D, the SINUMERIK 828D BASIC represents a favorably priced entry into the compact class. And the SINUMERIK 828D ADVANCED rounds of the portfolio upwards with more axes [8(M), 10(T/G)] – and up to two additional machining channels [1(M), 2(T/G)].
As a consequence, SINUMERIK 828 controls are always perfectly adapted to the performance requirements of standardized machine concepts for turning (T), milling (M) and grinding (G).
Automated cells play a decisive role in making the production environment more productive and more flexible. Robots can be simply integrated into production workflows for handling tasks via the Run MyRobot /EasyConnect interface.

An overview of the performance levels of SINUMERIK 828 controls as well as additional information is provided here:

Overview of the performance levels

PPU versions

An overview of SINUMERIK 828 Panel Process Units

SINUMERIK 828 controls are equipped as standard with 10.4" TFT color displays. The PPU 290 – a state-of-the-art capacitive touch display with 15.6" screen diagonal – is available for SINUMERIK 828D and SINUMERIK 828D ADVANCED.

PPU 290

The PPU 290 facilitates multitouch operation of the SINUMERIK 828. The 15.6" panel is rugged and able to stand up to harsh environments. SINUMERIK Operate is optimized for touch operation.

Operator friendly

  • Capacitive 15.6" color display in the 16:9 format
  • Intuitive multi-touch operation
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Softkey selection using touch function
  • Simple data transfer using front interfaces with degree of protection IP65 (USB 2.0, RJ45 Ethernet)
  • Proximity/distance sensor for smart display control

Rugged and maintenance free

  • Die-cast magnesium panel front with scratch-resistant glass
  • Operators can wear work gloves
  • NV-RAM memory without requiring a buffer battery
  • No fan and hard disk

PPU 241.3 and PPU281.3

The high-resolution 10.4" TFT SINUMERIK 828 color displays are attractive as a result of their ruggedness and user friendliness. SINUMERIK Operate facilitates intuitive and efficient machine operation.

Operator friendly

  • 10.4" TFT color display in the 4:3 format
  • Full QWERTY keyboard with short-stroke keys
  • All operating screens can be quickly accessed using 16 softkeys
  • Simple data transfer using front interfaces with degree of protection IP65 (USB 2.0, RJ45 Ethernet, CF card)
  • Proximity/distance sensor for smart display control

Rugged and maintenance free

  • Die-cast magnesium panel front with scratch-resistant glass
  • Operators can wear work gloves
  • NV-RAM memory without requiring a buffer battery
  • No fan and hard disk

Operating components

The USB machine control panels facilitate user-friendly operation of the SINUMERIK 828 PPUs.

  • With widths of 310, 416 and 483mm, the optimum machine control panel is available for each PPU version
  • Extremely robust and tough to cope with the harshest of workshop conditions (rugged die-cast magnesium)
  • Simple commissioning via USB interface
  • All versions include spindle and feedrate override

SINUMERIK 828 - Safety Integrated

Siemens is the pioneer when it comes to protecting man and machinery. For almost two decades now, SINUMERIK Safety Integrated has been the benchmark for safety technology integrated in the system for machine tools. SINUMERIK Safety Integrated involves intelligent system functions that provide the highest level of operator friendliness and safety for both operator and machine. For example, setting up the machine with the protective door open.

Teamed-up with the SINAMICS drive system, SINUMERIK 828 controls offer the optimum platform for implementing safe machine concepts.

Additional information about SINUMERIK Safety Integrated is available through the Siemens Industry Online Support

SinuTrain - the control-identical NC-programming station

The SinuTrain offline programming station brings SINUMERIK Operate to the PC, including an animated machine control panel, to create a training situation that is very similar to that experienced in reality. This facilitates an easy transition from a training into a practical environment. This powerful tool allows NC programs to be programmed offline at a PC in an environment that is close to reality; these NC programs can then be directly transferred to the CNC. CNCs can be programmed in a training environment exactly as they will be subsequently used in real machines controlled by SINUMERIK. Perfectly tailored training packages are available as well as a free-of-charge basic version – everything you need for efficient training in your own environment.

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Supplementary system components

The powerhouse in the background

SINUMERIK 828 controls, teamed up with SINAMICS drives and SIMOTICS motion control motors, are optimally designed to address the requirements of standard machines.

SINAMICS S120 Combi – the optimum solution for compact machines

SINAMICS S120 Combi combines the performance of the modular SINAMICS S120 in a compact, rugged design. One infeed and up to four Cabinet Modules are integrated in one housing. This drive is the ideal basis for equipping compact standard machine concepts with a spindle power of 15 kW and up to five feed axes.

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SINAMICS S120 Booksize – saving space in the electrical cabinet

The new SINAMICS S120 Booksize devices combine compactness with power density. The width can be reduced for applications that are dimensioned according to the maximum current. The height has also been reduced as a result of a new motor connection/shield concept.

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High stall torques, high maximum speeds and smooth running characteristics make SIMOTICS servomotors the optimum feed drive for machine tools. The high degree of protection, strong bearings and rugged design mean that these synchronous servomotors have outstanding reliability. Our SIMOTICS S-1FK7 feed motors are precisely coordinated and matched with our SINAMICS S120 Combi drive system.

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Compact SIMOTICS M-1PH8 induction motors have been specifically designed for use as spindle motors in machine tools, and are harmonized and matched to our SINAMICS S120 Combi drive system.

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Download & Support

Additional information about SINUMERIK 828

Here you can find the catalog, downloads, support and services for SINUMERIK 828.

SINUMERIK 828 in the field

SINUMERIK 828 are being successfully used in a wealth of projects. You can find an interesting selection of these projects here.

Additional information


Simply browse through our online catalog to discover more about SINUMERIK 828. You can review the complete portfolio with all components – extending from the hardware, through the software, up to the associated accessories.

Obtain an overview of all SINAMICS 828 components in our online catalog

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