Objectives of the course

  • Function and application of the PLC commands
  • Application of the PLC modules
  • PLC programming techniques
  • Using the PLC on the control (PLC user interface)
  • Testing and debugging
  • Working with the PLC programming environment PLCdesign
  • Working with PLCtext, BMXdesign, MenuDesign, IOconfig, ConfigDesign, TNCremo

Target group

Only for electrical design engineers and PLC programmers of machine tool builders and retrofitters


  • Knowledge of machine tools, electronics, electrical engineering
  • Fundamentals of PLC programming
  • Basic knowledge of NC programming
  • Computer skills

Course contents

Control operation

NC/PLC programming interface

PLC modules

PLC programming

  • Overview
  • Selected commands
  • Conditional and unconditional jumps, module calls
  • Structured statements
  • Data types

PLC development software (PLCdesign)

  • Introduction to the user interface
  • Creating projects
  • Compiler-specific instructions
  • Symbolic programming
  • PLC documentation

Other PC tools

  • TNCremo: Data transmission and back-up
  • PLCtext: Multiple languages, error reactions
  • IOconfig: Configuration of inputs and outputs (bus system)
  • BMXdesign: Soft-key creation
  • MenuDesign: Creating of soft-key menus

PLC program examples

Brief look at the PLC basic program

Please bring your own computer or notebook, which must meet the following requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Zip-compatible extraction software
  • PC administrator rights to install software
  • USB connection with removable-media access
  • Ethernet connection with cable
  • Configured network environment (Ethernet TCP/IP)
  • Download: www.heidenhain.de -> PC Software -> Programming Station VirtualBox -> TNC 640 Programming Station 340595 <most recent version>

HEIDENHAIN cannot provide any computers or notebooks for the training course.

Please note that this training class is subject to cancellation if the minimum participant count is not met by two weeks before the scheduled start date. All registered participants will be notified in the event of a cancellation and offered the opportunity to reschedule.

After submitting your registration, someone will be in contact with you regarding payment. Registration is considered confirmed only after your payment has been received.

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