HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION announced today that it has established a working 5-axis machining lab at its headquarters in Schaumburg, IL to promote and demonstrate these advanced technologies, specifically for the US and North American market. A brand new machining center equipped with the ultimate HEIDENHAIN TNC 640 contouring control for milling and turning is now at the center of the showcase.
Available for training sessions and visits by appointment, HEIDENHAIN’s new 5-axis lab is actively machining parts utilizing the latest technologies available today. Programming 5- axis machining 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 HEIDENHAIN’s exclusive “Dynamic Precision” and “Dynamic Efficiency” options. These optional features include the following:
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
ACC--Active suppression of chatter
AFC--Adaptive feed control
“We are very pleased to be able to offer 5-axis machining demonstration and training capabilities to our North America market. The availability of this on-site lab promises to further advance the support in our region, promote a better understanding of and meet our customers’ needs, as well as serve to prove our commitment to this important technology,” commented Tom Wyatt, HEIDENHAIN Marketing Manager.
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