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Well, finding anyone to help with programming and trouble shooting - even here on the internet is a lesson in futility.
Call Siemens themselves for clarification on programming, and they all but tell you to go pound sand.
(I've had it happen 2wice!)
I have found their entry level equipment to be very poor quality compared to the high end stuff that I had in the back of any of my Cinci's. (Siemens motors and drives)
They have had good turn-around on components sent out for repair tho. I will give them that!
You will have to have a service tech from the machine tool distributor to doo much with it as most independents won't know much about them.
And if that distributor doesn't doo much with Siemens routinely, you having an odd duck with one on it (option) will not go well.
I currently have 3 Hardinge mills with optional Siemens controls, and you can pick those up for 1/2 the price that the same mill with a Fanuc will fetch.
Example, one mill in Maine that has been for sale for a year (?) on Ebay with a control glitch that he has listed @ $5K, and it's still there ....
It looks like a nice clean machine, but ...
I have seen others like it with running Fanuc's fetch as much as $20K.
Picking up a used one really cheap - knowing the issues is - one thing.
Buying a new one and paying for that option - a really bad move IM/HO!
Your resale value will be for naught.
Just say NO!