HEIDENHAIN Corporation

September 16, 2014 10:30 ET

New NC Software Offers Improvements to HEIDENHAIN's MANUALplus Lathe Control

New Functions for the End-User and Machine Tool Builder

SCHAUMBURG, IL--(Marketwired - September 16, 2014) - HEIDENHAIN is excited to release the newest software and hardware for its contouring control for CNCs and cycle lathes, the MANUALplus 620. The MANUALplus 620 control is compact and versatile, and is characterized by its simple operation and programming.

With this MANUALplus 620 lathe control, the machine builder will welcome HEDEINHAIN's new generation of main computers with more powerful processors and performance reserve for future expansions. Due to the reduction in structural width to 22 nm, the new Intel Celeron processor with Ivy Bridge architecture provides increased computing power while consuming less electrical power. There are also sufficient performance reserves for future expansions of the MANUALplus 620.

A PROFIBUS interface card can be plugged externally via PCI express slot. It features a USB 3.0 interface and an 8 GB CFR with CFast (S-ATA interface) for faster data access. The new CFR MANUALplus 620 is based on the CFast standard (CFast = CompactFlash ATA Serial Transfer). Compared to the previous CFR memory cards, the faster S-ATA protocol is used for the new mass storage device. The new cards have significantly shorter access times, which is convenient, for example, during startup of the MANUALplus 620 and handling of large NC programs. OEM cycles and OEM subprogram dialogs can now be shown with language-sensitive texts. Special working-space limits (area limit switches) can now be defined for machines with inclined kinematics (e.g. oblique axis).

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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