TNC Software targets machine manufacturers and users.

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Multi-functional iTNC 530 NC software offers Adaptive Feed Control option that makes it possible to adapt contouring feed rate to spindle performance, optimizing machining quality, velocity, and permissible usage time of tool. For tool and mold making, Global Program Settings option allows data to be entered in form, which are superimposed on previous data during program run. Various functions are available from swapping or mirroring axes to entering additional additive datum.



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HEIDENHAIN Releases TNC Software Upgrade



SCHAUMBURG, IL - (February 2007) - Providing advanced capabilities to the already multi-functional iTNC 530 numeric control, HEIDENHAIN Corporation announces the availability of the new NC software that contains numerous new functions for machine manufacturers and users.

With over a dozen new functions, the new capabilities provided promise to bring machining with an iTNC 530 to an even higher and simpler level than ever before. Two of the new functions include:

AFC - Adaptive Feed Control (option) - This makes it possible to now adapt the contouring feed rate to the spindle performance, providing various advantages regarding machining quality, velocity and the permissible usage time of a tool.

GPS - Global Program Settings (option) - This was introduced for tool and mold making. It enables the user to enter data in a form, which are superimposed on the previous data during program run. Various functions are available from swapping or mirroring axes to entering additional additive datum.

Multiple other functions are possible too with this new HEIDENHAIN software such as additional conversational languages, a TNCguide in the Help system, further development of the smart.NC remote capabilities, improvement of Dynamic Collision Monitoring (DCM), and expansion of part programs, to name a few.

For more information, contact HEIDENHAIN at (847) 490-1191, 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.com or e-mail at info@heidenhain.com.

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 gages, CNC controls and machine inspection equipment.

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