The control takes a central position in the process chain. It is the last data processing link in digital order handling before the machine transforms digital bits and bytes into mechanical motion, swarf and the desired workpiece. During the production at the machine, a wide variety of additional data and information are generated that are needed elsewhere along the process chain. All these details need to be continuously updated and made available to all working steps involved in the manufacturing process.
To ensure that a CNC is able to fulfill the functions within digital order handling in any company, it has to be adaptable to the existing process chain. As processes are subject to changes, the CNC also has to be open to modification and further development.
With its future-oriented software platform, the TNC 640 is well-placed to meet all these requirements. It offers machine operators a high level of support in performing a wide variety of tasks. This ensures short response times. Even the standard features of the TNC 640 provide access to the manufacturing process data right at the CNC through a CAD viewer, a PDF viewer and the Mozilla Firefox web browser. Viewing with the browser requires no separate program installation. The operation of web-based documentation software or ERP systems is just as possible here as access to the e-mail inbox.