Rotary encoders, angle encoders, and linear encoders position rotary and linear axes with extreme accuracy. Grid encoders and touch probes measure the machine, workpiece, or tool. Motors, drives, and controller technology accurately and dynamically move axes and tools along the desired path. Milling and turning controls provide the shopfloor user with exceptional support in solving a wide variety of machining challenges.
Accuracy, process reliability, efficiency, digitalization, and automation: discover our solutions for the most important machine tool topics.
Work more accurately
Encoders for closed loop operation
Measuring the actual position of an axis with linear and angle encoders compensates for negative mechanical effects from the drive system. This increases workpiece accuracy for everything from single-part production to large production runs.
Milling with the actual radius
Circularity errors in radius cutter geometry have a negative effect on the machining result. TNC controls compensate for these errors with the 3D-ToolComp tool radius compensation function.
Optimize motion control
Use Cycle 32, TOLERANCE, to achieve the optimal balance between accuracy and dynamic performance for every machining step: greater contour accuracy and smoothness during finishing and the maximized feed rate during roughing.
Compensate for insufficient data quality
In NC programs with insufficient data quality, ADP dynamically calculates the contour in advance. This results in perfect surfaces, even if point distribution in neighboring tool paths fluctuates strongly.
Manufacture with reproducible accuracy
KinematicsOpt allows you to recalibrate your milling machine in just minutes, giving you optimal machining results and consistently high quality, even over long production runs.
Jig grinding with the TNC 640: achieve perfect finishes in a single setup
Manufacture with process reliability
Dependable, collision-free machining
DCM monitors motions for collisions, particularly during 5-axis machining, and interrupts machining if necessary. This avoids costly machine damage and downtime, making unattended shifts more reliable.
Realistic process simulation
The realistic 3D simulation of the TNC control helps detect missing program entries or bugs without risk to the workpiece, tool, or machine prior to machining.
Process and machine monitoring
Component Monitoring protects processes and machines from malfunctions due to overload and wear. This includes the continuous monitoring of spindle loads and the cyclic checking of feed axes.
Intelligent motor protection
The EIB 5000 sensor box protects high-performance torque motors from overheating if the temperature of a single winding suddenly spikes due to an asymmetric current distribution.
Greater machining efficiency
More chips in less time
Dynamic Efficiency ensures process reliability and efficiency during heaving machining. This package of functions includes Active Chatter Control (ACC), Adaptive Feed Control (AFC), trochoidal milling, and OCM, which applies trochoidal milling strategies to a wider range of workpieces.
Precise machining in less time
Dynamic Precision maximizes a machine’s accuracy. Its functions compensate for acceleration-based position errors (CTC), dampen vibrations (MVC), and adapt controller parameters based on the position (PAC), load (LAC), or motion (MAC).
Milling and turning with the same TNC
The TNC 640 provides full milling and turning functionality. Standardized cycles let you program both machining modes with ease. You can even switch between milling and turning mode as desired within the same program.
Grinding for a perfect finish
Along with milling and turning, the TNC 640 also excels at jig grinding, allowing you to machine parts with exceptional surface quality in a single setup. Easy-to-use standard cycles can dress your grinding tools inside the machine tool.
Gear cutting made easy
The hobbing and skiving cycles of the TNC 640 allow you to easily manufacture complete high-quality internal and external gears with straight and helical teeth in a single setup. The software allows both machining operations to be performed in milling and turning mode.
Knowledge for technicians and end users
Optimal measurement and milling results require the proper use of encoders and a firm mastery of controls. Our training courses cover encoders, controls, and other topics, providing practical, efficient, and user-oriented instruction.
Always mill with optimal cutting data: trochoidal milling with OCM for any pocket or island
TNC Club: efficient learning opportunities for control operators
The TNC Club is the meeting point for experts, with extensive learning opportunities to help users of HEIDENHAIN controls perform machining operations more efficiently.
Club members benefit from special training courses, events, and workshops for deepening their knowledge of controls.
Digitally network your shop floor
The Digital Shop Floor provides solutions for small- and medium-sized companies for gaining a 360° digital view of all processes, from quoting to quality control and final shipment. These solutions don’t require cloud computing and can be combined as desired for individual needs.
Analyze and optimize processes
Everywhere and at all times, StateMonitor gives you insight into the statuses of your connected machine tools. Thanks to extensive machine data recording and intelligent data analysis, StateMonitor makes operational processes more transparent.
Fast and reliably productive
Use the actual kinematics, parameters, and functions of your machine on the shop floor for design and programming work in the office. The Digital Twin brings an accurate model of your machine to a programming station.
Link your HEIDENHAIN controls
Connected Machining on HEIDENHAIN controls uses intelligent solutions to link your process chain from the design department to the shop floor to final shipping. You benefit from optimized productivity, cost efficiency, quality, on-time reliability, and time management.
Program with ease
When creating NC programs at the control on the shop floor or at the programming station in the office, you can import contours and machining positions directly from 3D files. As a result, the machined contours perfectly match the designer’s requirements.
The advantages of digitalized and automated manufacturing
A systematic approach to automation
The HEIDENHAIN Automation Solution is a modular system for universal tool and workpiece automation. Machine manufacturers and automation providers value its proven components and flexible adaptability, while end users enjoy its intuitive operation.
Leverage intelligent control functions
Controls from HEIDENHAIN offer powerful functions for pallet management and serial part production. One of them is Batch Process Manager, which enables job planning directly on the control, organizes the job list, and checks for smooth operation in advance.
Automate with experienced specialists
Controls from HEIDENHAIN provide everything you need for flexibly automating your production environment. In our new automation partners program, we collaborate with highly qualified automation providers to develop tailored solutions for your specific automation challenge.
Find out more about automation
Many automation solutions utilize HEIDENHAIN products such as the innovative KCI 120 Dplus dual encoder for motor feedback and position measurement, all in a single rotary encoder for advanced robotics applications. Visit these pages to discover more about it, along with many other products and applications: