This option is a cycle firmly integrated into the TNC, enabling the fast and easy inspection and optimization of the machine’s kinematics. And although it cannot compensate for statistical machine errors on its own, it can help find them.
KinematicsComp can significantly increase machining accuracy and contour precision. On large machines, the long traversing paths and high workpiece weights cause relatively high errors. Because reducing them at a mechanical level is very difficult, KinematicsComp provides clear economic benefits. It also achieves improvements on small machines with high accuracy requirements.
Volumetric compensation is used to determine the volumetric error in the entire work envelope on new and used machine tools with a HEIDENHAIN control. Various measuring methods are available depending on the requirements. In one such method, an error model with compensation files is created based on multiple point measurements made with a laser tracer from various positions. As a result, static geometric errors can be reduced, and the TCP position can be improved throughout the volume. These measurements are offered by the HEIDENHAIN Service department.