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Milling-Machine Control

Turning operations can now be enabled on a milling machine, allowing the operator to transition from milling to turning cycles in the same program.

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[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"177737","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"217","style":"float: right; margin: 10px;","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"300"}}]]HEIDENHAIN (Schaumberg, IL) will offer the TNC 640, its first milling-machine control offered with optional turning functions. According to the company, turning operations can now be enabled on a milling machine, allowing the operator to transition from milling to turning cycles in the same program. The turning operations can be programmed in plain text, just like the familiar milling operations. Comprehensive turning cycles are available for frequently-repeated operations, such as roughing, finishing, recessing, and thread cutting. The TNC 640 is based on HSCI (HEIDENHAIN Serial Controller Interface), the new and completely digital interface hardware platform.  This significantly reduces cabling during setup. The new ergonomic design of the 19” screen, the operating panel with stainless steel fronts, and the modern function and status displays provide the TNC 640 with an optimized user-friendly appearance. The new smartSelect function makes it easier, for example, to select cycles, and syntax color highlighting improves clarity for the editing of machining programs.

Visit www.heidenhain.us to learn more.

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