SOURCE: HEIDENHAIN Corporation

HEIDENHAIN Corporation

September 29, 2015 07:30 ET

HEIDENHAIN Opens New 5-Axis Machining Lab

SCHAUMBURG, IL--(Marketwired - September 29, 2015) - HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION, a leading supplier of precision measurement and control equipment, 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:

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

"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.

HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION is the North American subsidiary of DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH, a leading international manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment. The product line includes linear scales, rotary and angular encoders, digital readouts, digital length gages, CNC controls and machine inspection equipment.

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Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    North American HEIDENHAIN PR Manager
    Kathleen Stoneski
    (847) 519-4702
    kstoneski@heidenhain.com

    Or write to:
    HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION
    333 E. State Parkway
    Schaumburg, IL 60173

    HEIDENHAIN can also be accessed directly via our web site at www.heidenhain.us.