Handheld Terminal monitors machine operation.

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Integrating operator panel and machine control panel, SINUMERIK HT 8 enables user to visualize machine applications running on multiple SINUMERIK NCU/PCU operations without reconfiguration. It features fully graphical 7.5 in. TFT color touch display, machine control keys, traversing keys for axes, emergency stop button, and two 3-position enabling buttons for left- and right-handed users. Once connected, device instantly configures to customer-specific applications programmed into HMI tools.



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New Sinumerik HT 8 Handheld Terminal - the Ideal Mobility Solution to be Presented at Westec 2007



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WESTEC 2007 - Booth 2728

LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2007 - The new SINUMERIK HT 8 Handheld Terminal from Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc. integrates an operator panel and a machine control panel into one compact device that enables the user to visualize machine applications running on multiple SINUMERIK NCU/PCU operations without reconfiguration. The handheld unit automatically reads the configuration from the HMI main panel of the machine to which it is connected. The HT 8 is compatible with all SINUMERIK operating panels.

The SINUMERIK HT 8 provides users with mobility in industrial environments where a rugged, compact and ergonomically-correct design is needed. It features a fully graphical 7.5" TFT color touch display, machine control keys, traversing keys for axes, an emergency stop button and two three-position enabling buttons for both left- and right-handed users. A handwheel is optional.

It can be connected to the control cabinet with connection modules or via the connection boxes. Once connected, the device instantly configures to the customer-specific applications programmed into the HMI tools. It then displays the corresponding user interface of the connected SINUMERIK NCU/PCU. Additionally, the device adapts into the emergency circuit, enabling the user to connect and disconnect the HT 8 without interrupting the operation. A holding bracket provides stationary control and monitoring.

"The SINUMERIK HT 8 Handheld gives users a convenient and cost-effective means for monitoring the operation of their machines," said Christian Kuhls, product manager, Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. "One HT 8 device can be used to monitor multiple operations without the time and cost of reconfiguration."

Please forward all inquiries to:
Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
Machine Tool Business
390 Kent Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Attn: Marketing Communications

For product information and inquiries, call (800) 879-8079 ext. Marketing Communications or e-mail SiemensMTBUMarCom.sea@siemens.com

Visit our home page at: www.SiemensCNC.com

Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of 87.325 EUR billion in fiscal 2006. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of 17.388 EUR billion and employs approximately 67,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 475,000 people in 190 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States: www.usa.siemens.com.

Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. is one of Siemens' operating companies in the U.S. Headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., Siemens Energy & Automation manufactures and markets one of the world's broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems. For more information: www.sea.siemens.com.

CONTACT:
John Meyer
(847) 640-1595
john.meyer@siemens.com

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