HEIDENHAIN Opens New 5-Axis Machining Lab


SCHAUMBURG, IL – HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION, a leading supplier of precision measurement and control equipment, announced today that it has established a working 5-axis machining lab at its headquarters in Schaumburg, IL to promote and demonstrate these advanced technologies, specifically for the US and North American market.  A brand new machining center equipped with the ultimate HEIDENHAIN TNC 640 contouring control for milling and turning is now at the center of the showcase.



Available for training sessions and visits by appointment, HEIDENHAIN's new 5-axis lab is actively machining parts utilizing the latest technologies available today.  Programming 5- axis machining is the highlight, but other training opportunities include basic to advanced program training, as well as machine calibration, touch probe and KinematicsOpt training.



The TNC 640 control in the training showroom guides the machining of complex parts, and the often utilizes the specialized features encompassing HEIDENHAIN's exclusive "Dynamic Precision" and "Dynamic Efficiency" options.  These optional features include the following:



Dynamic Precision



CTC--Compensation of position errors through axis coupling



AVD--Active vibration damping



PAC--Position-dependent adaptation of controller parameters



LAC--Load-dependent adaptation of control parameters



MAC--Motion-dependent adaptation of control parameters



Dynamic Efficiency



ACC--Active suppression of chatter



AFC--Adaptive feed control



Trochoidal milling



"We are very pleased to be able to offer 5-axis machining demonstration and training capabilities to our North America market. The availability of this on-site lab promises to further advance the support in our region, promote a better understanding of and meet our customers' needs, as well as serve to prove our commitment to this important technology," commented Tom Wyatt, HEIDENHAIN Marketing Manager.



HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION is the North American subsidiary of DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH, a leading international manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment.  HEIDENHAIN product line includes linear scales, rotary and angular encoders, digital readouts, digital length gages, CNC controls, and machine inspection equipment.



For more information, contact HEIDENHAIN's Public Relations Manager Kathleen Stoneski at 847-519-4702 (kstoneski@heidenhain.com) or write to us at HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION, 333 E. State Parkway, Schaumburg, IL  60173.  HEIDENHAIN can also be accessed directly via our web site at www.heidenhain.us.




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