HEIDENHAIN Automation Solution

The HEIDENHAIN Automation Solution is a universal system package of single-provider hardware and software for workpiece and tool automation. 
End users and automation system operators benefit from intuitive operation after minimal familiarization. Machine manufacturers and automation providers benefit from proven components and the flexible customization possibilities of the HEIDENHAIN Automation Solution.

Workpiece automation

Significantly improve the utilization of your machine tool through automated workpiece loading. The HEIDENHAIN Automation Solution manages the workpiece magazine and handling system. Its intuitive software provides staging area support that manages magazine pockets and controls the movement of all material.

Tool automation

Automated machine tools require a sizable stock of tools beyond the built-in tool magazines. The HEIDENHAIN Automation Solution easily links the required external auxiliary magazines to the machine tool’s control. This lets you use additional tools and manage the expanded tool capacity using functions you are familiar with from our TNC controls‍.

System integration support

The PLC and NC programmers of the HEIDENHAIN Service department intensively support machine manufacturers in implementing a tailored automation solution with the HEIDENHAIN Automation Solution. This includes customization in the following areas:

  • User interfaces of controls
  • Connection interfaces
  • Safety functions (FS)
  • Bus systems (HSCI, PROFIBUS,PROFINET, IO-Link)
  • Tool and pallet management

An easy start to automation.
Your benefits with the HEIDENHAIN Automation Solution

Benefits for end users

  • Work flexibly on the PNC 610 with Remote Desktop Manager
  • Operate all aspects of the machine and automation system control remotely
  • Precalculate and plan the machining sequence with Batch Process Manager
  • React easily to changes in the machining sequence
  • Leverage maximum TNC compatibility

Benefits for providers

  • Utilize hardware already being used in milling machines and lathes
  • Leverage services directly from HEIDENHAIN for software development
  • Freely program communication and graphical user interfaces with Python
  • Conveniently retrofit suitably prepared machines
  • Use well-known PC tools for development and servicing