Machine Controls and Touch Probes

Hard-to-machine materials. Complex geometries. Employee training challenges. The realities of today’s manufacturing floor require keen attention to constant process improvement. HEIDENHAIN CNC machine controls and touch probes offer a proven solution—with technologies that improve part quality, shop-floor efficiency and return on investment. For more than 30 years, we’ve perfected the delicate balance of cutting-edge innovation and universal compatibility. Contact us today or read the latest edition of our CNC machining magazine to see what precision control can do for your business.

Why HEIDENHAIN CNC controls?

  • Easy-to-use machine interface with simple ways to create programs with and without CAM
  • Fastest control for milling and turning with highest possible accuracy
  • Most innovative solutions for automated production and complicated machining applications
  • High compatibility and connectivity among HEIDENHAIN controls

Why HEIDENHAIN touch probes?

  • Optical trigger mechanism prevents wear of probe components
  • Many probing applications: Milling, turning, grinding, transfer lines, robots and high accuracy tasks
  • Innovate probe features: Hybrid infrared/radio mode, workpiece cleaning, smart standby and a patented collision adapter
  • Easy mechanical adjustment for runout, in addition to calibration cycles on CNC controls
Machine Controls and Touch Probes

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FAQs



Why should I use a touch probe?

Using a touch probe is a huge benefit to speed up the machining setup process and reducing scrap. They are also advantageous in final part inspection and correction. Touch probes are a vital tool to pair with 5-axis machinery.

What are the major benefits of 5-axis machining with a HEIDENHAIN control?

HEIDENHAIN offers and supports the user with numerous practical functions that make 5-axis machining easy and reliable, from programming to part inspection.

What’s the difference between TNC 640 vs 530?

The TNC 640 provides enhanced touch probe cycles for workpiece setup and interrogation. We have also added workpiece error compensation to the preset table. This can work in combination with 3-axis ,3+2, and 5-axis machining. The control also comes with enhanced graphical and user interfaces which allow for better understanding and transparency throughout the machining process.

Learn how to combat common machining challenges with advanced control technologies

At HEIDENHAIN, we understand today's complex machining challenges and ambitious production schedules. That's why we design our CNC machine tool control functionalities to solve these issues.
 
dynamic efficiency

Our Dynamic Efficiency functionalities allow high material removal rates and extended machine and tool life in roughing of especially hard-to-cut materials when chatter and high loads are present.

dynamic efficiency

Our Dynamic Precision technologies enable better accuracy in acceleration and deceleration phases by dynamically adjusting the controller parameters depending on the machine’s age, load or machining position.

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