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Heidenhain Intros Control for Milling Drilling and Boring
Control system for milling, drilling, boring.
Schaumburg, IL — Heidenhain has launched its straight-cut CNC control, the TNC 128. User-friendly and very intuitive best describe this new control designed for use with milling, drilling and boring machines.

Noteworthy on the TNC 128 is its ability to assist the user during program creation with "Help" graphics, practical prompts, machining cycles and cycles for coordinate transformation. In addition, the NC conversational keys on the TNC operating panel make program entry more convenient than its predecessor.

The TNC 128 is a compact straight-cut control in the now familiar stainless-steel design along with an integrated 12.1-in. TFT color flat-panel display. The screen, the TNC and machine operating panels, as well as the powerful main computer with Celeron Dual Core 1.4GHz CPU, are all housed in one unit in the stainless-steel operating panel. Cables between the components are not required, resulting in a huge cost savings.

The unit can control up to four axes and one spindle; if the spindle is configured in an open loop, the TNC 128 can control up to five axes. Also, the unit permits the connection of touch probes and edge finders, including the company's tool touch probe for tool measurement, the TT 140.

A PLC basic program adapted to the machine with the "PLCdesign" PLC development software is also available.

The new control's integrated Ethernet interface allows quick and easy connection into a company network ensuring efficient data transmission. Internet access is also available. Input units, display units and removable storage media are connected to the TNC 128 using the USB interface (2 x USB 3.0 on the rear side, 1 x USB 2.0 on the front). Plenty of memory is available on the 2GB CFR memory card.

Contact: Heidenhain Corp., 333 E. State Parkway, Schaumburg, IL 60173 847-490-1101 fax: 847-490-3031 E-mail: Web:

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