Heidenhain Contouring Controls For Milling Machines And Machining Centers

Contouring controls for milling, drilling, boring machines and machining centers TNC contouring controls from HEIDENHAIN for milling, drilling, boring machines and machining centers cover an entire range of applications:

From the simple, compact TNC 320 3-axis control to the iTNC 530 (up to 18 axes plus spindle)—there’s a HEIDENHAIN TNC control for nearly every application. The TNC 640 is a control for milling machines that are also capable of turning operations. The HEIDENHAIN TNC controls are versatile:

They feature both shop-floor programming, and offline programming, and are therefore ideal for automated production. They handle simple milling tasks just as reliably as the iTNC 530, for example, can handle high speed cutting—with especially jerk-free path control—or 5-axis machining with swivel head and rotary table. TNC part programs have long lives because they are upwardly compatible. Programs from older TNCs can also run on the new models. When moving up to a more advanced TNC, the user merely builds on what he already knows.

The controls from HEIDENHAIN can be used for almost every task. It offers the right programming mode for any job.

Programming at the machine It workshop-oriented design enables the machinist to program directly at the
machine. Thanks to its conversational programming, the user need not learn G codes or special programming languages. The control “speaks” with him with easily understandable questions and prompts.  Ease of use is also promoted by clear, unambiguous key symbols and names.

Each key has only one function. With the TNC 640, even complex milling and turning operations can be programmed consistently with conversational guidance. The alternative smarT.NC operating mode of the iTNC 530 makes programming even easier. Easily understandable program entry in fi llable forms, default setting for globally valid values, numerous selections and straightforward graphic support ensure fast and user-friendly operation.The easy-to-read screen displays plainlanguage information, dialog guidance, programming steps, graphics, and a softkey row. All texts are available in numerous languages.

Heidenhain TNC 320 And TNC 620 Contouring Controls For Milling, Drilling And Boring Machines

The HEIDENHAIN TNC 320 and TNC 620 controls are compact but versatile contouring controls. Thanks to their flexible operation—workshop-oriented programmability with HEIDENHAIN conversational programming or offline programming—and their scope of features, they are especially suited for use on universal milling, drilling and boring machines for the following:

  • Series and single-part production
  • Tool making
  • Machine building
  • Research and development
  • Prototypes and pilot plants
  • Repair departments
  • Training and education facilities

Because of its analog nominal speed command output, the TNC 320 is also well suited for the retrofitting of machine tools. Thanks to its digital design, the TNC 620 has control over the machine’s entire drive system. Not only does the field-proven digital drive technology from HEIDENHAIN make high contour fi delity and rapid machining at high speeds possible, but also all control components of the TNC 620 are connected via digital interfaces.

Heidenhain TNC 640 Contouring Control For Milling/Turning Machines

The TNC 640 has been conceived for machines that are capable of performing combined milling and turning operations. It offers powerful functions that enable you to switch between milling and turning mode in the NC program. You can create turning contours as usual in the HEIDENHAIN plain-language dialog for subsequent machining.

Beyond this, you have typical contour elements for turning (recesses, undercuts, thread undercuts). With the aid of turning cycles, you can very easily program even complex turning operations at the machine. TNC programmers do not need to relearn, but simply add to what they already know.

The optimized user interface of the TNC 640 gives you a fast overview: various color coding, standardized table editors and SmartSelect—the dialog-guided fast selection of functions—aid you at your work. In addition, the TNC 640 has all characteristics typical of the TNC controls from HEIDENHAIN, such as shop-floor programming in plain-language dialog with comprehensive cycle packages or off-line programming.

The TNC 640 controls up to 18 axes and 2 spindles. Thanks to its uniformly digital design with integrated digital drive control, you can realize high machining speeds and high contour fidelity.

Heidenhain iTNC 530 Contouring Control For Milling, Drilling, Boring Machines and Machining Centers

The iTNC 530 from HEIDENHAIN is a versatile, workshop-oriented contouring control for milling, drilling and boring machines as well as machining centers. The iTNC 530 is universal, and its broad and complex range of applications proves it.

  • Universal milling machines
  • High speed milling
  • Five-axis machining with swivel head and rotary table
  • Five-axis machining on very large machines
  • Boring mills
  • Machining centers and automated machining

The iTNC 530 features optimized motion control, short block processing times and special control strategies. Together with its uniform digital design and its integrated digital drive control including inverters, it enables you to reach very high machining speeds and the best possible contour accuracy—particularly when machining 2-D contours or 3-D shapes. The DCM dynamic collision monitoring (option) of the iTNC 530 cyclically monitors the working space of the machine for possible collisions with machine components and fi xtures.

With the AFC adaptive feed control (option), the iTNC regulates the feed rate automatically— depending only on the respective spindle power consumption and other process data. This optimizes the machining time, supports tool monitoring and reduces machine wear. The iTNC 530 controls up to 18 axes and 2 spindles. The block processing time is 0.5 ms. A hard disk serves as program memory medium.

Heidenhain CNC PILOT 640

Program complex tasks with ease

  • 24 control loops (22 with functional safety), including up to 6 spindles
  • Multi-touch screen
  • Up to 3 channels for asynchronous multi-slide machining
  • Programming: smart.Turn, G codes, or cycles
  • Extensive machining and probing cycle packages
  • 5-axis simultaneous machining
  • Fast block processing time (1.5 ms)
  • TURN PLUS: program at the push of a button
  • Here is more about the CNC PILOT 640 from Heidenhain’s website

Heidenhain Electronic Handwheels

With the electronic handwheel from HEIDENHAIN, you can use the feed drive to make very precise movements in the axis slides in proportion to the rotation of the handwheel. As an option, the handwheels are available with mechanical detent.

HR 410, HR 520 and HR 550 FS portable handwheels

The axis keys and certain functional keys are integrated in the housing. It allows you to switch axes or setup the machine at any time—and regardless of where you happen to be standing.

The HR 520 also features a display for the position value, the feed rate and spindle speed, the operating mode and other functions, as well as an override potentiometer for feed rate and spindle speed. You can enjoy unlimited freedom of movement with the HR 550 FS with radio transmission. It features correspond to those of the HR 520.

Heidenhain Programming Stations

The iTNC, TNC 320/TNC 620 and TNC 640 programming stations enable you to program in plain language just as you do at the machine, but away from the noise and distractions of the shop floor.

Creating programs

Programming, testing and optimizing HEIDENHAIN conversational or ISO programs with the programming station substantially reduces machine idle times. You do not need to change your way of thinking. At the programming station you program on the same keyboard as at the machine.  Of course you can also use the alternative smarT.NC operating mode on the iTNC programming station.

Training with the programming station

Because the programming stations are based on the respective control software, they are ideally suited for apprentice and advanced training.

TNC training in schools

Since they can be programmed in ISO as well as in plain language format, the programming stations can also be used in schools for NC programming training.