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Acu-Rite Turnpwr Control Improves Two-Axis Turning Productivity

IMTS Spark: Turnpwr, a control system from Heidenhain’s Acu-Rite brand, is designed for two-axis lathe machinists where manual and automated operation are needed.
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Heidenhain Acu-Rite Turnpwr

Turnpwr, a control system from Heidenhain’s Acu-Rite brand, is designed for two-axis lathe machinists where manual and automated operation are needed. The system is said to maximize throughput by reducing setup time, scrap and other non-productive operations. Turnpwr enables both Acu-Rite’s conversational programming forat as well as G-code (ISO) programming. Basic editing of G-code programs is also possible. 

A 12.1" high-resolution display provides a screen layout that is clearly arranged and user-friendly. Preview graphics in the editor illustrate the individual machining steps for programming the contour as well as the corresponding tool path generated using only dimensions pulled from a production drawing. It also accepts DXF files.

Turnpwr is a closed-loop system with positioning feedback provided by rotary encoders inside the motor assemblies. When fitted with optional precision glass scales (1 micron resolution), Turnpwr also includes Position-Trac, which enables the user to easily, quickly and accurately re-establish workpiece zero after shutdown or power loss.

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