Heidenhain's appearance at this year's EMO exhibition will reinforce the company's message 'Heidenhain shows the way to precision'. Besides offering numerous activities at or near the exhibition ground, visitors to its display on stand E18 in Hall 25 will gain information on the accuracy of machine tools and its effects on the parts produced. Demonstration units and presentations will illustrate the differences between machining on machine tools equipped with linear encoders – bringing dramatically higher positioning precision and higher production efficiency – compared with machines that operate without them.
In addition, many new product innovations will be unveiled. For example, Heidenhain will, in future, connect its control components using the purely digital real-time Ethernet bus HSCI. Encoders will be connected with the EnDat 2.2 fully digital interface. This makes the entire system noise-proof, thoroughly diagnosable, and ensures higher availability.
Heidenhain will also exhibit two new controls at EMO, both featuring the HSCI and EnDat 2.2 interfaces: the new TNC 620, which was conceived for the mid-range processing power segment, and the field-proven iTNC 530 control to tackle the high-end applications. The MANUALplus 620, the new control for lathes, is designed for use on machine tools for more straightforward operations.
With its TS 740, Heidenhain will present a high-accuracy infrared touch probe for very demanding 3D measuring tasks on machine tools or measuring machines. The device operates with a piezo sensor and features repeatability of better than 0.3um. The new TS 444 is a battery-free infrared touch probe system.