MANUALplus 620 – The Contouring Control for CNC and Cycle Lathes

For many years now, the MANUALplus has been proving itself in daily use on cycle lathes and is characterized particularly by convenient manual machine operation. Application-oriented cycle programming enables the machinist to create and edit programs rapidly and effi ciently on the lathe.

The introduction of the MANUALplus 620 extends the area of application to single-spindle CNC lathes. With the smart.Turn operating mode, HEIDENHAIN has made yet another step forward toward greater ease of use. Easily understandable program entry in forms, default setting for global values, selection options and straightforward graphic support ensure fast and easy operation. The new smart.Turn interface is based on the proven HEIDENHAIN DIN PLUS: smart.Turn creates DIN PLUS programs and provides both the NC programmer and the machine operator with all relevant information during program run.  

The MANUALplus 620 is designed for lathes with spindle, one slide (X and Z axis), C axis or positionable spindle and driven tool. It is suited for horizontal and vertical lathes with simple tool holders or with tool turrets. Cycle lathes are usually used for smaller and mid-size production batches. The operator of a MANUALplus 620 profits from the quickly learned cycle programming, with which workpieces can be machined quickly and efficiently. And when requirements increase and you machine complex tasks with your lathe, you then create your NC programs with the new smart.Turn programming mode. The smart.Turn programming mode of operation is the basis for NC programming on CNC lathes. 

This new type of NC programming is also mastered quickly, since the machinist does not have to deal with G or M functions, or with structuring a machining block. smart.Turn uses the easy-to-learn form entry method of programming