SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the Industry 4.0 area at EMO 2017 trade show, HEIDENHAIN is presenting its Connected Machining system of production in which all work steps are networked - from the design to the deliverable component – via the company's TNC control. A demonstration is given about the efficient exchange of data with CAD/CAM, tool and order management.
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HEIDENHAIN's premise is that a workpiece is produced on a machine tool, so all information should be consolidated there and machine operator and production system alike need to have access to all of this data.
In the scenario to be presented, calibrated tools in the magazine are scanned via code and the TNC 640 knows which cutters are available. Using the control's Remote Desktop Manager software, the CAM system calls upon the tool database during program creation.
In the Batch Process Manager, several production jobs are assigned to NC programs and clamping positions on pallets in program management.
While TNC controls compare tools with the actual cutters, the operator can output new lists for subsequent jobs, and he or she receives information about estimated machining time and order management.
The new StateMonitor software supports the operator with a real-time view of the machine, and sends status updates of the machine and its cutters to mobile devices and back to the presetting station. All of this is enabled through the DNC interface on the HEIDENHAIN control.
Furthermore, TNC controls feature viewers for data presentation such as viewers for PDFs and graphics files as well as for CAD files in STEP or IGES format. A browser is installed in the control, enabling simple Ethernet connection to a company network.
HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION is the North American subsidiary of DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH, a leading international manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment. The product line includes linear scales, rotary and angular encoders, digital readouts, digital length gauges, CNC controls, and machine inspection equipment.
For more information, contact HEIDENHAIN's North American Public Relations Manager Kathleen Stoneski at 847-519-4702 or [email protected]. HEIDENHAIN can also be accessed directly via a North American web site at www.heidenhain.us.