For each working step, the exhibitors explain, the context-sensitive user interface displays exactly those elements currently needed by the operator. This makes the new generation of Heidenhain TNC controls with touch screen even easier to use, reliable in operation, and ideally suited for future requirements. The TNC user is said to benefit from work simplification, time savings, and greater production efficiency. Two live demonstrations at the booth will show what the controls can achieve in practice. A milling machine with a TNC 640 control using the Dynamic Efficiency and Dynamic Precision packages of functions will reportedly manufacture a salt and pepper shaker in a short time and with contours and surfaces so fine that no rework is needed. Using a turning machine with a CNC Pilot 640, visitors can experience how quickly and easily they can create an NC program using Turn Plus and then implement the program in a machining process. All the user has to do is specify the workpiece blank along with the finished part contour and select the material and clamping devices. Everything else is performed automatically by the system. This includes the creation of the working plan, selection of the machining strategy, the choice of tools and cutting data, and the generation of the NC blocks. This can also be conducted for drilling and milling operations with the C- or Y-axis on front-face and cylindrical surfaces and for machining rear-face surfaces.
The "Highlights" are a small selection from the Technical Press Information (TPI) for EMO Hannover 2017 that has been compiled for you by scientific staff at the VDW.