SOURCE: HEIDENHAIN Corporation

HEIDENHAIN Corporation

August 20, 2013 10:30 ET

HEIDENHAIN's New User-Friendly Straight Cut Control for Milling, Drilling and Boring Machines

SCHAUMBURG, IL--(Marketwired - August 20, 2013) -  Unique to the industry, HEIDENHAIN announces the launch of the new straight cut CNC control, the TNC 128. User-friendly and very intuitive best describe this new control designed for use with milling, drilling and boring machines.

Noteworthy on the TNC 128 is its ability to assist the user during program creation with "Help" graphics, practical prompts, machining cycles and cycles for coordinate transformation. Additionally, the NC conversational keys on the TNC operating panel make program entry more convenient than its predecessor.

The TNC 128 is a compact straight cut control in the now familiar stainless-steel design along with an integrated 12.1-inch TFT color flat-panel display. The screen, the TNC and machine operating panels, as well as the powerful main computer with Celeron Dual Core 1.4 GHz CPU, are all housed in one unit in the stainless-steel operating panel. Cables between the components are not required, presenting a huge cost savings!

The TNC 128 can control up to four axes and one spindle; if the spindle is configured in an open loop, the TNC 128 can control up to five axes. Also, the TNC 128 permits the connection of touch probes and edge finders, including the HEIDENHAIN tool touch probe for tool measurement, the TT 140.

A PLC basic program adapted to the machine with the "PLCdesign" PLC development software is also available for the TNC 128.

The new TNC 128 control's integrated Ethernet interface allows quick and easy connection into a company network ensuring efficient data transmission. Internet access is also available. Input units, display units and removable storage media are connected to the TNC 128 via the USB interface (2 x USB 3.0 on the rear side, 1 x USB 2.0 on the front). Plenty of memory is available on the 2 GB CFR memory card.

HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION is the North American subsidiary of DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH, a leading international manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment. Our 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
    (877) 565-9151

    or write to us at
    HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION
    333 E. State Parkway
    Schaumburg, IL 60173

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