In order to cater for customers using Heidenhain controls in their production processes, Emco now offers its EmcoTurn E45 and EmcoTurn E65 turning machines with Heidenhain’s CNC Pilot 640 control. The new Heidenhain control completes the existing range of control systems, which includes Siemens and Fanuc, in the EmcoTurn machine range.
Advantages of the control with SmartTurn functionality include easy programmability and thus a short time from idea to finished component. Furthermore, the simple completion of forms, default settings for globally valid values, and selection options such as high-performance graphic support and simulation, guarantee quick and straightforward operation.
The redesigned SmartTurn user interface is based on the tried and tested Heidenhain-DIN Plus, simply because SmartTurn generates DIN Plus programs. As a result, both the NC programmer and machine operator are provided with important details while the program is running.
Thanks to its flexible design and versatile programming possibilities, CNC Pilot is designed to offer the right support, regardless of batch size or workpiece complexity. The CNC Pilot is said to be characterised by easy operation and programming, which is why only short instruction/training periods are required. Users benefit from graphical contour input and programming with SmartTurn. The project was realised in close co-operation with the Heidenhain development team in Traunreut and Hanover, Germany.
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