Controls in medical technology

Implants are designed to replace complex human anatomy such as knee joints, hip joints, and teeth. They must be manufactured for a perfect fit and exhibit uniform surface quality. No less demanding is the production of surgical instruments, requiring smooth surfaces and high precision. HEIDENHAIN controls are ideal for manufacturing both the implants and the instruments.

Controls from HEIDENHAIN offer many specialized functions for fast, economical, reliable, and high-accuracy manufacturing of implants and surgical instruments. Motion control for five-axis milling, in-process dynamic collision monitoring for milling tools, and axial error compensation are just a few of the benefits of HEIDENHAIN milling and turning controls within the field of medical technology.

Fast precision machining

Maximize your machine tool's accuracy. The Dynamic Precision functions for HEIDENHAIN controls can compensate for your machine tool's dynamic error, empowering users to produce parts with accurate contours and superior surfaces in less time.

  • CTC compensates for acceleration-based position error
  • MVC dampens low-frequency machine vibrations through the following two combined functions:
    • AVD: active vibration damping
    • FSC: model-based vibration damping
  • PAC, LAC, and MAC adapt controller parameters based on position, load, or motion parameters

Monitoring all processes

StateMonitor makes operational processes transparent, optimizes production workflows, and provides real-time insight into the production status of machines. As a result, StateMonitor delivers key data for answering questions about machine usage:

  • How can users boost productivity?
  • Is a new milling machine worth the investment?
  • Are all machines running during multi-machine operation?

StateMonitor provides extensive notification and evaluation capabilities for uncovering machine availability potential, boosting machine utilization, and documenting every process. StateMonitor lets you digitalize your manufacturing operations through the machine tool on the shop floor. It does not require cloud computing and can be individually configured to meet your customers' needs.

Digitalized manufacturing gives you 360° of insight into your operations while assisting users with medical product documentation.

Solutions for the Digital Shop Floor

Leverage the benefits of 5-axis machining

Productivity and accuracy are key characteristics of machine tools used in medical technology applications. Five-axis machining can greatly enhance these seemingly contradictory requirements in the following ways:

  • Higher removal rates compared with 3-axis machining
  • Shorter machining times thanks to complete, single-setup machining
  • Efficient machining of geometrically complex parts
  • Greater part accuracy
  • Highly productive tools 

These benefits can be leveraged starting with lot size 1, making 5-axis machining highly appealing to end users in the medical technology industry. HEIDENHAIN TNC controls give you easy mastery of dynamic, high-complexity 5-axis processes through a variety of functions.

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The right control for you

Which HEIDENHAIN control is the right choice for your machine? Here is a quick overview of our milling and turning controls and their key features.
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The meeting point for experts

The TNC Club answers all your questions about TNC controls from HEIDENHAIN. As a member, you benefit from tailored training courses, events, workshops, and numerous personalized offerings.
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Certification and training

High productivity and perfect results start with trained specialists. To support your employee training program, we offer practical training courses in using HEIDENHAIN controls.
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Plan the production sequence

You can organize your production jobs quickly, intuitively, and reliably for the upcoming night shift, entire day, or coming weekend by using Batch Process Manager.
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