CNC PILOT 640 - The Contouring Control for CNC Lathes

For many years now, the CNC PILOT has been proving itself in daily use on lathes and has earned a reputation for convenient NC programming.

With smart.Turn, HEIDENHAIN has made yet another step forward toward greater ease of use. Easily understandable program entry in forms, default setting for global values, numerous selections and straightforward graphic support ensure fast and easy operation.

The smart.Turn interface is based on the proven HEIDENHAIN-DIN PLUS. Because smart.Turn produces DIN PLUS programs. It provides both the NC programmer and the machine operator with all relevant information during program run.

Thanks to its fl exible design and numerous programming features, the CNC PILOT 640 always gives you optimum support. Regardless of whether you are manufacturing single parts or batches, simple or complex workpieces. The CNC PILOT 640 is characterized by its simple operation and programming. It is quickly learned and requires minimum training time.

The CNC PILOT 640 was conceived for CNC lathes and is ideal both for horizontal and vertical lathes as well as vertical boring and turning mills. The CNC PILOT 640 supports lathes with main and counter spindle, C axis or positionable spindle and driven tools as well as machines with Y and B axes.

In multi-channel machining, different machining steps can be carried out simultaneously using several slides.

Regardless of whether you are turning simple parts or complex workpieces, the CNC PILOT provides you with the benefits of graphical contour input and convenient programming with smart.Turn. Programming with variables, controlling special machine components, or using externally created programs, etc. is no problem: simply switch to DIN PLUS. With DIN PLUS you’ll find the solution for your special tasks.

NC program at the push of a button with TURN PLUS (option)

With TURN PLUS you can create part programs in a very short time. After you have entered the contour of the blank and finished part, you only need to select the material and clamping devices. TURNPLUS does everything else automatically: it generates the working plan, selects the machining strategy, selects the tools and cutting data, and generates the NC blocks.

Your result is a comprehensively commented smart.Turn program with working blocks (units). That gives you the assurance you need for optimization and safety when you're breaking in the part program.

TURN PLUS can do all that for milling, drilling and boring operations with the C or Y axis on face and cylindrical surfaces as well as on rear-face surfaces in machines with opposing spindles.

Full-Surface Machining with B Axis and Counter Spindle

Machines with B axes makes it possible to drill, bore and mill in oblique planes. With the CNC PILOT 640 you can handle such tasks quickly and easily. You program the machining as usual in the main working plane.