The AMB 2014 this year will be focusing on the TNC 640 control from HEIDENHAIN. In the latest version 4, the software provides a whole range of new and improved functions:

  • The unique, true-to-detail 3-D simulation graphic of the TNC 640 enables the operator to identify missing information or inconsistencies in the program prior to machining and without any risks to workpieces, tools or machines. This means he can detect critical situations in good time, quickly carry out any necessary modifications and avoid rejects and damage.
  • With the ADP (Advanced Dynamic Prediction) function as standard, the TNC 640 enables optimized motion control of the feed axes with 3- and 5-axis milling. ADP dynamically calculates the contour in advance and can therefore use acceleration-limited motion control with smoothed jerk to adapt the axis velocity in good time at contour transitions. The technology thus enables higher path velocities and shorter machining times, with simultaneously faultless surfaces and perfect contours.
  • The capability to combine milling and turning in any sequence on a single machine with the TNC 640 is also highly practical and efficient, with the control simply alternating between turning and milling mode according to the program, and completely independent of the machine and axis configuration. The operator defines both milling and turning contours using the standard path functions or with free contour programming, and turning programs are created as always with HEIDENHAIN conversational programming. In this way the TNC 640 not only saves space and money otherwise needed for a second machine, but it also avoids inaccuracies that may occur when rechucking workpieces.

Users visiting the AMB can also become familiar with the advantages of the HEIDENHAIN CNC PILOT 640 lathe control. Its TURN PLUS functionality enables NC programs to be created in a very short time. The operator describes the contours of the blank and finished part and selects the material and fixture, and TURN PLUS then implements the rest automatically. The result is a comprehensively commented smart.Turn program with working blocks (units). HEIDENHAIN will be rounding off its product presentation at the AMB with detailed information about its service and training measures. The company at its booth in Hall 4 will be showing fair visitors that customer proximity and a practical focus not only provides workshop-oriented products, but also customer-friendly support across the complete operating life. This includes for example qualified training events for users at the HEIDENHAIN Training Center, HIT (HEIDENHAIN Interactive Training), and intensive support from HEIDENHAIN Service, helping customers with useful advice and assistance with hardware and software issues.

HEIDENHAIN at AMB: Hall 4, Booth E12