1.3 Machine control panels
Machine control panels
The machine tool can be equipped with a machine control panel by Siemens or with a
specific machine control panel from the machine manufacturer.
You use the machine control panel to initiate actions on the machine tool such as traversing
an axis or starting the machining of a workpiece.
Controls on the machine control panel
In this example, the MCP 483C IE machine control panel is used to illustrate the operator
controls and displays of a Siemens machine control panel.
EMERGENCY STOP button
Activate the button in situations where
life is at risk.
there is the danger of a machine or workpiece being damaged.
All drives will be stopped with the greatest possible braking torque.
Operating Manual, 03/2010, 6FC5398-7CP20-1BA0