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.
HMI sl Universal
Operating Manual, 01/2008, 6FC5398-6AP10-2BA0
Open the "Machine" operating area.
Menu forward key
Advance the horizontal softkey bar.
Call the main menu for operating area selection.
Front view of machine control panel (milling version)
1.3 Machine control panels