contouring control

contouring control

[′kän‚tu̇r·iŋ kən′trōl]
(computer science)
The guidance by a computer of a machine tool along a programmed path by interpolating many intermediate points between selected points.
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[2] International Organization for Standardization (2009) ISO 6983-1:2009--Automation systems and integration--Numerical control of machines--Program format and definitions of address words--Part 1: Data format for positioning, line motion and contouring control systems (International Organization for Standardization, Geneva, Switzerland).
HEIDENHAIN introduces the new MANUALplus 620 contouring control for CNC and cvcle lathes.
It offers continuous multi-diameter grinding and high-precision X- and Z-axis contouring control.
"To bring this machine into the new century, we installed a Heidenhain TNC 426M contouring control with integrated digital drive technology, and Heidenhain AC servo motors," explains John Palmer, one of Bikle's electrical engineers.
Machining programs from the first contouring control, the TNC 145, can still be effortlessly run on the iTNC 530, the newest Heidenhain control, with no edits.