Pre-Defined System Packages Offer Most Frequently Used CNC, Drive, Motor and Accessories
The Siemens Fast Track Program ensures fast and efficient delivery in less than 10 business days for U.S. customers, as well as a price discount.
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Siemens Digital Industries Software is now offering pre-defined system packages that include what the company says are the the most frequently used Sinumerik 828D CNC, Sinamics drive, Simotics motor and accessories (such as cables), with fast and efficient delivery in less than 10 business days.
Ordering these pre-defined packages also include a price discount, a simplified ordering process and a shortened lead-time. The program is subject to availability and delivery time will depend upon the stock available at the company’s Elk Grove Village, Illinois, facility. Only customers located in the U.S. with a physical mailing and delivery address are eligible for this program.
There are seven pre-defined Sinumerik 828D packages covering the most typical standard milling and turning machines. They include:
- 3+1 Milling with 6.5-Nm feed axes and a 10-kW spindle
- 3+1 Milling with 12-Nm feed axes and a 22-kW flange mount spindle
- 3+1 Milling with 12-Nm feed axes and a 22-kW foot mount spindle
- Milling with three 12-Nm feed axes, no spindle with S120 Combi drive
- Milling with three 12-Nm feed axes, no spindle with S120 Booksize drive
- Turning with 3 6.5-Nm feed axes, no spindle with S120 Booksize drive
- Turning 2+1, 12-Nm feed axes and a 10-kW spindle.
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