Theory meets Practice.

Practice meets Theory.

Easy learning on KNUTH machines with Siemens controls

Training for tomorrow's professionals

Dual Training System for CNC Turning and Milling

KNUTH and SIEMENS have partnered in the development of three innovative multi-station training systems that are turnkey ready and all-inclusive for state certified and practical vocational training.

Depending on requirements and training objective, users can choose between SMARTLAB, BASIC and MASTER training packages. Both packages use the dual training concept that teaches theoretical content and deepens this knowledge with hands-on practical experience. This principle has also been successfully used in continuous vocational training and employee training programs.

This program is designed for students and apprentices who have completed their training on conventional lathes and milling machines.

KNUTH Machine Tools have a proven track record of decades of successful use at schools and universities worldwide. KNUTH offers an extensive portfolio for the basic turning and milling training, where the servo-conventional machines Servoturn and Servomill represent the new generation of conventional machining.

The Siemens SINUMERIK CNC Control provides the perfect control solution for each of these machine designs. Compact and user-friendly, the 808D and 828D are ideally suited for basic turning and milling applications as well as standardized machine designs.

SMARTLAB CNC-Training Center

For basic CNC knowledge and skills in the safe use of CNC machines

  • The SMARTLAB Training Center includes the following components:
  • - CNC Inclined Bed Lathe LabTurn 2028 with automatic tool changer and tailstock
  • - Vertical Machining Center LabCenter 260 with 4-station tool changer
  • - Siemens SINUMERIK 808D
  • - Sinumerik 808 D on PC

Download PDF version of SMARTLAB CNC Training Center

BASIC CNC-Training Center

For basic CNC knowledge and skills in the safe use of simple, compact CNC machines

  • The BASIC Training Center includes the following components:
  • - Roturn 320 CNC Inclined Bed Lathe with automatic tool changer, hydraulic chuck, and hydraulic tailstock
  • - EcoCenter 250 Vertical Machining Center
  • - Siemens SINUMERIK 808D
  • - Training software, training PC, video camera, and detailed programming instructions

Download PDF version of BASIC CNC Training Center

MASTER CNC-Training Center

For advanced CNC knowledge and skills in the safe use of complex CNC production machines

  • The MASTER Training Center includes the following components:
  • - StarChip 400 CNC Lathe System with driven tools for turning, milling, drilling
  • - X.Mill 640 CNC Vertical Machining Center with 4th and 5th axis
  • - Siemens SINUMERIK 828D
  • - Training software, training PC, video camera, and detailed training documents

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Practical Application of Theory

Step by step towards success

An offline programming tool is installed on each training PC – "808D on PC" for the BASIC version, and "SinuTrain" for the MASTER version. With these tools trainees can create and simulate programs under real-life conditions directly at the training PC.

All required steps for creating an executable NC program are explained in detail in the Siemens training documents. These instructions are focused on workshop-oriented programming (cycle control). Training tasks include turning and milling parts that are especially suited for training purposes.

Trainees can transfer the completed programs directly to the respective machine tool for execution.


Real-World Relevance
Training on compact and robust machines well proven in industry.

Visualization and Documentation
Video cameras are installed in the machines to show the machining process on a monitor and allowing documentation of the manufacturing process.

Theory and Practice Combined
All of the suggested programming tasks are well illustrated and annotated.

Open Architecture
All training materials are designed for easy integration into the training process at the training facility.


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Selected KNUTH CNC Milling Machines and Lathes

Robust, Intuitive and Precise

LabTurn 2028
SMARTLAB Program
LabTurn 2028
CNC Lathe

Mobile Inclined-bed Bench Lathe, ideal for training and
vocational education
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LabCenter 260
SMARTLAB Program
LabCenter 260
CNC Vertical Machining Center

Mobile Bench Machining Center, ideal for training and
vocational education
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Roturn 320
BASIC Program
Roturn 320
CNC Lathe

Compact Automatic Lathe with inclined bed for precise batch production of small turned parts
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EcoCenter 250
BASIC Program
EcoCenter 250
CNC Vertical Machining Center

The Machining Center for small parts production - compact, fast and productive
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StarChip 400
MASTER Program
StarChip 400
CNC Lathe

Productivity and cost-effectiveness are integral to this machine
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X.MILL 640
MASTER Program
X.MILL 640
CNC Vertical Machining Center

The Work Horse = powerful, compact, accurate
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SIEMENS SINUMERIK Control

Superior performance, simply intelligent

The SINUMERIK CNC control provides the right solution for every machine design – from basic CNC machines and standardized machine tools to premium modular machine designs.

The integrated startGUIDE is a very attractive feature for entry-level users: This features provides interactive graphical instructions for operating and programming the CNC control.

SINUMERIK 808D: The entry-level CNC for standard machines
Compact and user-friendly entry-level solution for turning and milling applications

SINUMERIK 828D: for advanced machine designs
For a wide variety of applications, from machining centers to lathe centers with sub-spindle, driven tools and Y axis





the SINUMERIK Product Family

A philosophy of continuity in user interfaces across all technologies



The SINUMERIK Product Portfolio

The right solution for every machine design worldwide









INFORMATION AND TRYOUT

See for yourself!

Take the first step and make yourself familiar with our training concept. Don't hesitate to ask about a live meeting to learn about the machines, software and training materials.

A tryout training at our German headquarters in Wasbek provides you an ideal opportunity to gain insight and a complete picture of all aspects of the KNUTH / Siemens training initiative.

While you are there, don't miss the chance to visit the largest machine tool display in Northern Germany.

Make your appointment today - we are looking forward to your visit.

Your contact:

Mike Kutzner
CNC-Training Center Consultant