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FLEXIBLE CONTOURING CONTROL FOR CNC AND CYCLE LATHES

HEIDENHAIN offers the MANUALplus 620. With this control and its increased functions, now both cycle and CNC lathes can effectively be handled.

Posted: December 18, 2008

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HEIDENHAIN offers the MANUALplus 620. With this control and its increased functions, now both cycle and CNC lathes can effectively be handled. At the heart of the new MANUALplus 620 is a new NC kernel. With it, the cycle programming feature of this control enables the machinist to quickly and efficiently program and machine workpieces without having to write NC programs.

A key addition to this control is the programming mode "Smart Turn". This mode allows users another friendly interface, allowing inputs of working blocks simply and quickly. Smart Turn is intended to supplement programming on cycle based lathes, though also allows work with standard CNC lathes. All in all, the MANUALplus 620 provides three programming modes for the user: cycle programming, Smart Turn programming and DIN PLUS programming.  In all programming modes, contours can be described with ICP interactive graphics (Interactive Contour Programming). The MANUALplus 620 is designed for lathes with spindle, one slide (X and Z axis), one C axis or one position able spindle and a driven tool.  It is suited for use on horizontal and vertical lathes (vertical boring and turning mills).  The MANUALplus supports simple tool holders (e.g. Multifix) and tool turrets. On horizontal lathes, the tool carrier can be located in front of or behind the workpiece. The MANUALplus also supports systems with two tool carriers on one slide. This new control also includes the implementation of a tool database (up to 250 tools) and a technology database. The MANUALplus 620, as a whole, is designed as an integrated digital servo-drive control, though the spindles and/or axes can also be controlled by analog speed command interfaces as well.
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