Heidenhain Opens Five-axis Machining Lab

Located in Schaumburg, IL, the facility offers training and demonstrations on the latest in five-axis technology.

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Heidenhain Corporation, a supplier of precision measurement and control equipment, has established a five-axis machining lab at its headquarters in Schaumburg, IL to promote and demonstrate these advanced technologies, specifically for the North American market.  A brand new machining center equipped with the company’s TNC 640 contouring control for milling and turning is now at the center of the showcase.

Available for training sessions and visits by appointment, the lab is actively machining parts utilizing the latest technologies available today, the company says. Programming five-axis machines is the highlight, but other training opportunities include basic to advanced program training, as well as machine calibration, touch probe and KinematicsOpt training.

 The TNC 640 control in the training showroom guides the machining of complex parts, and the often utilizes the specialized features encompassing the company’s “Dynamic Precision” and “Dynamic Efficiency” options.  These optional features include following:

Dynamic Precision

CTC--Compensation of position errors through axis coupling

AVD--Active vibration damping

PAC--Position-dependent adaptation of controller parameters

LAC--Load-dependent adaptation of control parameters

MAC--Motion-dependent adaptation of control parameters

Dynamic Efficiency

ACC--Active suppression of chatter

AFC--Adaptive feed control

Trochoidal milling