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User-Friendly Dual Programming of Lathes

Designed for turning machine tools with up to two axes, TURNPWR control by Heidenhain’s Acu-Rite brand of digital readouts, linear scales, and controls gives machinists the option to program via a conversational format or use G-code.

Acu-Rite’s TURNPWR lathe control enables even inexperienced machinists to maximize throughput by significantly reducing setup time, scrap, and other nonproductive operations, thereby increasing efficiency, productivity, and profitability.
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Developed to meet the needs of lathe machinists where manual and automated operation are both useful and needed, TURNPWR from the Acu-Rite brand of Heidenhain Corp. (Schaumburg, IL) enables the user to write part programs at the machine using a conversational programming language or edit G-code programs.

A 12.1-inch high-resolution display boasts a screen layout that is clearly arranged and user-friendly. Preview graphics in the editor illustrate the individual machining steps for programming the contour as well as corresponding tool path generated using only dimensions pulled from a production drawing. It also accepts DXF files.

TURNPWR is a closed-loop system with positioning feedback provided by rotary encoders inside the motor assemblies. When fitted with the (optional) Acu-Rite precision glass scales (1 µm/0.00005-inch resolution), TURNPWR also includes Position-Trac, an advanced feature that enables the user to quickly and accurately re-establish workpiece zero after shutting down or losing power.

www.acu-rite.com

www.heidenhain.us

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