August 7, 2013
Heidenhain has added software options to its TNC 620 control. The digital CNC can be customized with features and software options to meet machine builders’ and end users’ specific needs. Users purchase only the options that are required for their applications and can add other features as needed via a unique code.
The new DXF converter function allows users to open DXF files directly on the control to extract contours, point patterns, and machining positions. The control comes with the HSCI interface to allow greater distance between components, high noise immunity, and simplified troubleshooting and installation.
The control's shop-oriented programming uses plain language dialog, practical prompts, questions, and graphics. When programming takes place away from the machine, the control takes machine geometry into account, tilting the working plane and conducting cylinder surface machining, 3-D tool compensation, and fast execution through short block processing times.
The control also calculates dynamically and adapts to conditions through such functions as cross talk compensation, load adaptive control, and active chatter control.