Control Offers Higher Spindle and Axis Dynamics During Manufacturing Process
Heidenhain Corporation launches the Gen 3 version of its high-end TNC 640 control for machine manufacturers and end users looking for forward-thinking manufacturing capabilities.
Heidenhain Corporation launches the Gen 3 version of its high-end TNC 640 control for machine manufacturers and end users looking for forward-thinking manufacturing capabilities. The control is useful for machines ranging from three-axis milling to five-axis simultaneous machining with milling, turning and grinding operations with up to 24 axes.
The control provides higher spindle and axis dynamics during the manufacturing process, with drives that require less space in its electrical cabinet, resulting in reduced storage, mounting costs and servicing time.
Some feature highlights of the latest generation control include new jig grinding functions, extended workspace compact, optimized contour milling within its “Dynamic Efficiency” package, as well as the ongoing option of a “Dynamic Precision” package. Also, the StateMonitor 1.3 remotely monitors efficiency improvements and ROI of new CNC functions.
The Secrets to Hard Milling Success
Why and how to research spindle technology before purchasing a machining center.
With moldmaking the focus is on injection molding or other mold types that use wire EDM or CNC machining centers to create the mold components. Your typical machining center weighs several tons and has a relatively small working envelope compared to a CNC router. The mill’s massive construction lends itself to machining rigid materials with very tight tolerances. While this type of CNC is suited for injection molding components, it isn’t always the ideal tool for the job when we broaden our scope of moldmaking and the current opportunities in the marketplace