Operating Instructions for Programming Station

iTNC 530

NC Software 340 494-05

English (en) 12/2008

TNC Model, Software and Features
This manual describes functions and features provided by the TNC programming station as of the following NC software numbers. TNC model iTNC 530 programming station NC software number 340 494-05

The programming station software is fully compatible with the TNCs listed below. TNC model iTNC 530 iTNC 530 (export version) iTNC 530 with Windows XP iTNC 530 with Windows XP (export version) NC software number 340 490-05 340 491-05 340 492-05 340 493-05

Many machine manufacturers, as well as HEIDENHAIN, offer programming courses for the TNCs. We recommend these courses as an effective way of improving your programming skill and sharing information and ideas with other TNC users. User documentation: All TNC functions are described in the User’s Manuals for the iTNC 530. Please contact HEIDENHAIN if you need a copy of these User’s Manuals. Have your NC software number handy. It is shown on the iTNC’s MOD screen. The user documentation is also available as online help, which can be called with the HELP key of your Programming Station. If you have purchased the complete version of the programming station, you will find all the user documentation on the TNCguide DVD included in delivery.

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. 28 Showing the virtual keyboard .. 32 Connection between the programming station and HEIDENHAIN PC software .. 30 1...... 39 HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 7 Table of Contents . 10 Compatibility ........ 31 Preparations at the programming station ...... 33 General information . 11 1. 33 Keyboard assignment . 28 Defining the window mode ..... 10 General information .... 34 Overview of keyboard assignment . 32 1............. 29 Exiting the programming station ......1 Introduction ....... 38 Key assignment on portable computers ..4 The Demo Version ... 31 Prerequisites ............. 31 Calling a program from the machine tool ...2 Working with the iTNC 530 Programming Station ..... 33 Starting the demo version . 28 Starting the programming station .. 10 Options/Feature content level (FCL) .....1 Important Information on the Software for the Programming Station ..3 Data Transfer from the Programming Station to the Machine Tool .. 9 1.......... 11 Downward compatibility ..

............ 50 8 Table of Contents .....Table of Contents 2 Items Supplied / Installation .2 Connecting the Programming Station . 44 Installing the programming station software . 44 Connecting the USB dongle (only for the version with a virtual keyboard) .. 42 Items supplied .1 Items Supplied / System Requirements .................. 42 System requirements ..... 42 2. 41 2. 43 Number stickers .... 43 Connect the keyboard for the programming station . 48 Working with the HEIDENHAIN basic PLC program ......... 44 Connecting the USB dongle (only for the version with a virtual keyboard) .. 43 Mounting the cable terminals for USB cable . 46 Setting the conversational language ....... 45 Configuring the programming station software for use with an USB network dongle .

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The free demo version. Options/Feature content level (FCL) Some powerful functions are not available as a standard feature on all TNC controls. please ensure that you only use functions actually available on your machine. For test purposes you can also use the iTNC 530 programming station with your standard PC keyboard (see “The Demo Version” on page 33). they now count among the most popular shop-floor programmable controls. smarT.1 Introduction 1. or error messages could appear during testing or program run. only permits storage of programs up to a certain program length (see “The Demo Version” on page 33). the program could contain ERROR blocks after it has been downloaded to the machine control. The HEIDENHAIN keyboard included in delivery is simply connected to the USB interface on your PC. you can also use the virtual keyboard for the programming station (see “Showing the virtual keyboard” on page 29). however.1 Introduction General information This manual describes the special features of the iTNC530 programming station.1. Otherwise. Now there is also software for running a programming station using Windows. When creating programs with the iTNC 530 programming station. but must be enabled via a keyword. 10 . TNC controls from HEIDENHAIN have always been user friendly: Thanks to their simple programming in HEIDENHAIN conversational language. As an alternative. and clear and vivid graphic functions. unambiguous function keys.NC pilot.NC functions are described in the smarT. All functions are available without surcharge on the iTNC 530 programming station. All available NC functions are described in the User’s Manual for Cycle Programming. field-proven cycles.

with graphic support during programming and for program verification.NC. If your TNC control is running this software.” page 12. please note the following: Do not use any features of the iTNC 530 that are not available on older TNC controls. and with all other proven iTNC features. Beginning with the last parameter of the respective cycle.” page 15). If you want to use the programming station to create programs for older TNC controls. compare the program created on the iTNC 530 programming station with the block formatting of your control as it is described in its User’s Manual.1 Introduction . A requirement for this to work is that the programming station software must have been interfaced to the machine and that the software options you are using on your machine must have been enabled. The next pages include an overview of which features are available with which software versions. You work with the original iTNC software—without any compatibility problems. You create programs in HEIDENHAIN conversational format. or with smarT. according to ISO. or see “Differences in touch probe cycles concerning the TNC 4xx. HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 11 1. then you can download all programs created with the programming station directly to the control. The programs created with the programming station run on machines equipped with an iTNC 530 and the NC software 340 49005. please note the next section Downward compatibility. If there are any uncertainties.Compatibility The programming modes provide the same features as an iTNC530 connected to a machine tool (with NC software 340 490-05). Downward compatibility The available functions of the iTNC 530 programming station exactly match those of the TNC software 340 490-05. parameters that were not available on older controls or in older software versions for the iTNC 530 have been added (see “Differences in machining cycles concerning the TNC 4xx. If you also use the programming station to create programs for older software versions of the iTNC 530 or older TNC contouring controls. such as FK free contour programming. you can use the NO ENT key to delete them from the cycle definition to make the program downward compatible. For some cycles. These additional parameters are identified internally as optional.

Drilling 202. Floor finishing 24.1 Introduction Differences in machining cycles concerning the TNC 4xx Meaning of the symbols used in the table: – þ x Cycle Parameter not available in this software version Parameter or cycle available in this software version Cycle not available in this software version Additional parameters – – Q208 Q401 Q404 Q208 – – – – – HSC-MODE TA 200. Tapping with floating tap holder 207. software version 280 476 20. Back boring 205. Tolerance 12 . Boring 203. Cylinder surface 28. Rigid tapping. Contour train 27. Tapping with chip breaking 210. Pilot drilling 22. Side finishing 25. new 208. Universal drilling 204. Bore milling 209.1. 3-D data 32. Rough-out þ þ – – – – þ þ þ þ þ – – þ þ þ þ – – þ þ þ – – þ – 280 474 þ þ – – – – þ þ þ þ þ – – þ þ þ þ – – þ þ – – – þ – x x x x x – – x x x x x – – x x x x x – – 280 472 280 470 þ þ – – – – þ þ þ x þ – – – – – – x – – – x x – – – x x – – – x – – x x x x x – – þ þ – – – – þ þ þ x þ x 280 462 þ þ – – – – þ þ þ x þ x TNC 410 286 060 x x x x x x x x x x x x 23. Universal pecking Q211 Q336 Q256 Q336 Q379 Q253 206. Cylinder surface 30. Slot with reciprocating plunge – – Q342 Q351 Q403 Q338 Q206 TNC 426/ TNC 430. Contour data 21.

Contour train data Q301 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 13 1. Rectangular pocket (complete) 252. Thread milling/countersinking 264. Circular pocket (complete) 253. Circular pattern Q301 Q365 221. Slot (complete) 254. Thread milling 263. software version 280 476 280 474 þ – þ – þ x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 280 472 280 470 þ – – – – x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x þ – – – – x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 280 462 þ – – – – x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x TNC 410 286 060 – – – – – x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 211. Outside thread milling 270.Cycle Additional parameters Q338 Q206 TNC 426/ TNC 430. Face milling 240. Circular stud (complete) 262. Single-fluted deep-hole drilling 247. Rectangular stud (complete) 257. Thread drilling/milling 265. Circular slot þ – þ – þ x x x þ x x x x x x þ þ þ þ þ x 220. Linear pattern 232.1 Introduction . Datum setting 251. Centering 241. Helical thread drilling/milling 267. Circular slot (complete) 256.

1 Introduction Differences in machining cycles with respect to older software versions of the iTNC 530 Meaning of the symbols used in the table: – þ x Cycle Parameter not available in this software version Parameter or cycle available in this software version Cycle not available in this software version Additional parameters Q208 Q401 Q404 Q379 Q253 208. Centering 241. Circular pocket (complete) 253. Universal pecking 14 . Rough-out 205. Slot (complete) 257. Bore milling 240. Single-fluted deep-hole drilling 251. Circular slot (complete) 256. Contour train data Q351 – – – – – – – – – iTNC 530.1. Slot (complete) 254. Rectangular pocket (complete) 252. Circular slot (complete) 270. software version 340 422 340 420 þ – – þ þ – x x þ þ þ þ x x x – – – – – – x x x x x x x x x 22.

Calibrate TS 3. Set basic rotation 405. Rotation about the C axis 408. software version 280 476 1. ROT of 2 studs Q305 Q402 Q337 403. Ridge center ref pt Q305 – – – x x – – – – – – – – – – – – þ x x x x – – – – – – – – – – – – þ x x x x – – – – – – – – – – – x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x TNC 426/ TNC 430. Measuring in 3-D 9. Calibrate TS length 400. ROT of 2 holes – – Q305 Q305 Q402 Q337 402.1 Introduction . Polar datum plane 2. Measuring þ þ – – – 280 474 þ þ – – – 280 472 280 470 þ þ x – – x x x – – 280 462 x x x – – TNC 410 286 060 x x x x x HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 15 1.Differences in touch probe cycles concerning the TNC 4xx Meaning of the symbols used in the table: – þ x Cycle Parameter not available in this software version Parameter or cycle available in this software version Cycle not available in this software version Additional parameters – – MB REFERENCE SYSTEM ERROR MODE 4. ROT about rotary axis Q337 Q305 Q303 Q380 404. Slot center ref pt 409. Basic rotation 401.

Datum outside circle Q303 Q381 Q382 Q383 Q384 Q333 Q423 Q365 x 16 .1 Introduction Cycle Additional parameters Q303 Q381 Q382 Q383 Q384 Q333 TNC 426/ TNC 430. Datum inside circle Q303 Q381 Q382 Q383 Q384 Q333 Q423 Q365 x 413.1. Datum inside rectangle – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 411. software version 280 476 280 474 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 280 472 280 470 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 280 462 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x TNC 410 286 060 x 410. Datum outside rectangle Q303 Q381 Q382 Q383 Q384 Q333 x 412.

Datum bolt-hole circle center Q303 Q381 Q382 Q383 Q384 Q333 Q320 x 417. Datum inside corner – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – x þ – – – – 415. Datum in one axis 420.1 Introduction . Measure circle outside Q423 Q365 HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 17 1. software version 280 476 280 474 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – x þ – – – – 280 472 280 470 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – x þ – – – – x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 280 462 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x TNC 410 286 060 x 414. Datum at center of four holes Q303 Q303 Q381 Q382 Q383 Q384 Q333 x x 419. Measure hole – – Q423 Q365 x x x x x x 422.Cycle Additional parameters Q303 Q381 Q382 Q383 Q384 Q333 TNC 426/ TNC 430. Datum in TS axis 418. Datum outside corner Q303 Q381 Q382 Q383 Q384 Q333 x 416. Measure angle 421.

Calibrate TT 481. software version 280 476 280 474 þ þ – – þ þ þ þ x x x x x x x x x x x 280 472 280 470 þ þ – – þ þ þ þ x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 280 462 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x TNC 410 286 060 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x 423.1 Introduction Cycle Additional parameters – – Q301 Q320 TNC 426/ TNC 430. Measure tool length 482. Measure axis shift 441. Fast probing 450. Measure inside width þ þ – – þ þ þ þ þ x x x x x þ þ þ þ þ 426.1. Measure rectangle outside 425. Measure kinematics – – – – – – – 423 432 452. Measure rectangle inside 424. Save kinematics 451. Measure ridge outside 427. Calibrate the wireless TT – – – – – – 18 . Measure bolt hole circle 431. Preset compensation 480. Measure plane 440. Measure length and radius 484. Measure tool radius 483. Measure coordinate 430.

ROT of 2 studs Q305 Q402 Q337 403. Basic rotation 401.Differences in touch probe cycles concerning older software versions of the iTNC 530 Meaning of the symbols used in the table: – þ x Cycle Parameter not available in this software version Parameter or cycle available in this software version Cycle not available in this software version Additional parameters – – Q305 Q305 Q402 Q337 402. ROT of 2 holes HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 19 1. ROT about rotary axis Q337 Q305 Q380 404. software version 340 422 340 420 x þ – – – – – – – – – – – x x – – – – – – x x – – – – – – – – – – – x x – – – – – – 4. Measuring in 3-D 9. Set basic rotation 408. Calibrate TS length 400. Datum inside rectangle Q305 – – Q303 Q381 Q382 Q383 Q384 Q333 iTNC 530. Slot center ref pt 409.1 Introduction . Ridge center ref pt 410.

Datum inside circle Q303 Q381 Q382 Q383 Q384 Q333 Q423 Q365 413. software version 340 422 340 420 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – 411. Datum outside rectangle Q303 Q381 Q382 Q383 Q384 Q333 412. Datum outside circle Q303 Q381 Q382 Q383 Q384 Q333 Q423 Q365 414. Datum inside corner Q303 Q381 Q382 Q383 Q384 Q333 20 .1 Introduction Cycle Additional parameters iTNC 530.1.

Cycle Additional parameters Q303 Q381 Q382 Q383 Q384 Q333 iTNC 530. software version 340 422 340 420 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – x – – – – – – 415.1 Introduction . Measure hole – Q423 Q365 422. Measure circle outside Q423 Q365 425. Datum in TS axis 418. Datum bolt-hole circle center Q303 Q381 Q382 Q383 Q384 Q333 Q320 417. Datum in one axis 421. Datum at center of four holes Q303 Q303 Q381 Q382 Q383 Q384 Q333 419. Datum outside corner 416. Measure inside width Q301 Q320 HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 21 1.

Preset compensation 484. Measure kinematics 452. software version 340 422 340 420 x x x x x x x x x x 441. Fast probing 450. Calibrate the wireless TT – 22 .1 Introduction Cycle Additional parameters – – – – iTNC 530. Save kinematics 451.1.

Differences in miscellaneous functions M concerning the TNC 4xx Meaning of the symbols used in the table: x þ Function not available in this software version Function available in this software version TNC 426/ TNC 430. software version 280 476 280 474 280 472 280 470 þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ x x þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ x x x x x x x x x þ þ þ þ þ x x x x x x x x x x x x x x þ x x x x x x x x x x x TNC 410 286 060 þ þ x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x M function Two miscellaneous functions can be programmed in one NC block M01 M104 M128 M129 M130 M134 M135 M136 M137 M138 M140 M141 M142 M143 M144 M145 280 462 x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 23 1.1 Introduction .

... Local parameters QL.. software version 340 422 340 420 x x M function M150 Differences in Q parameter programming concerning the TNC 4xx Meaning of the symbols used in the table: x þ Function Formula entry: SGN Formula entry: % FN16 FN20 FN23 FN24 FN25 FN26 FN27 FN28 Contour formula QC. Function not available in this software version Function available in this software version TNC 426/ TNC 430.. String formula QS.1 Introduction Differences in miscellaneous functions M concerning older software versions of the iTNC 530 Meaning of the symbols used in the table: x þ Function not available in this software version Function available in this software version iTNC 530. Nonvolatile parameters QR.1.... software version 280 476 280 474 280 472 280 470 x x þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ x x x x x x þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ x x x x x x þ þ þ þ þ x x x x x x x x x þ x x x x x x x x x x x TNC 410 286 060 þ x x x x x x x x x x x x x 280 462 x x þ x x x x x x x x x x x 24 .

software version 280 476 280 474 280 472 280 470 þ x þ þ x x x þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ x x þ þ x x x þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ x x þ þ x x x þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ x x x x x x x þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ TNC 410 286 060 þ x x þ x x x x x x x x x x x x 280 462 x x x x x x x þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 25 1.1 Introduction .... Local parameters QL. Nonvolatile parameters QR....Differences in Q parameter programming concerning older software versions of the iTNC 530 Meaning of the symbols used in the table: x þ Function Function not available in this software version Function available in this software version iTNC 530. software version 340 422 340 420 x x x x x x String formula QS. Differences in other functions concerning the TNC 4xx Meaning of the symbols used in the table: x þ Function CYCL CALL PAT CYCL CALL POS Cutting data tables (WMAT block) Feed rate F in the CHF block Contour definition DECLARE CONTOUR Tilting the working plane: PLANE Positioning behavior of rotary axes FUNCTION TCPM FK programming: FL P2X/FLT P2X FK programming: FL P2Y/FLT P2Y FK programming: FL RX/FLT RX FK programming: FL RY/FLT RY FK programming: FL RPR/FLT RPR FK programming: FL RPA/FLT RPA FK programming: FL RAN/FLT RAN FK programming: FC LEN/FCT LEN FK programming: FC AN/FCT AN Function not available in this software version Function available in this software version TNC 426/ TNC 430.

software version 280 476 280 474 280 472 280 470 þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ 280 462 þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ þ TNC 410 286 060 x x x x x x x x x x x x x 26 .1 Introduction Function FK programming: FC P2X/FCT P2X FK programming: FC P2Y/FCT P2Y FK programming: FC P3X/FCT P3X FK programming: FC P3X/FCT P3Y FK programming: FC RX/FCT RX FK programming: FC RY/FCT RY FK programming: FC RPR/FCT RPR FK programming: FC RPA/FCT RPA FK programming: FC RAN/FCT RAN FK programming: FC RCCX/FCT RCCX FK programming: FC RCCY/FCT RCCY FK programming: FC RCCPR/FCT RCCPR FK programming: FC RCCPA/FCT RCCPA TNC 426/ TNC 430.1.

1 Introduction . software version 340 422 340 420 þ x þ x x x x x x x x x x x x x Tilting the working plane: PLANE Tilting the working plane: PLANE AXIS Positioning behavior of rotary axes FUNCTION TCPM Defining machining positions: PATTERN DEF Defining a simple contour formula: CONTOUR DEF Defining global cycle parameters: GLOBAL DEF File functions FUNCTION FILE Datum shift with TRANS DATUM. HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 27 1.Differences in other functions concerning older software versions of the iTNC 530 Meaning of the symbols used in the table: x þ Function Function not available in this software version Function available in this software version iTNC 530.

2 Working with the iTNC 530 Programming Station 1. If your PC permits a higher resolution than 1024x768. the iTNC control panel automatically minimizes. you can also start the programming station in the window mode so that the programming station behaves like any other Windows application. L. The iTNC control panel appears (see figure at upper right).) are sent internally over certain key combinations (accelerators) to the programming station software. Either double-click the HEIDENHAIN icon on your desktop or use the Start menu. the programming station software starts in full screen mode. proceed as follows: U U U U U Start the programming station software Double-click the green HEIDENHAIN symbol to the lower right in the task bar for the iTNC control panel to appear (see figure) Click the More >> button: Additional settings are displayed Click the Settings button: Display options are displayed Select the 1024 x 768 window option.1. CC etc.2 Working with the iTNC 530 Programming Station Starting the programming station Start the iTNC 530 programming station as you would any other Windows application. To select the window mode. As soon as the programming station software is started. 28 . C. Defining the window mode In the standard setting.g. The TNC functions (e. which can result in undesired effects. Remember that such key combinations are also used by other Windows programs. Confirm with the OK button Changes do not take effect until you restart the programming station software: Press the Restart iTNC button.

proceed as follows: U U U U U Start the programming station software Double-click the green HEIDENHAIN symbol to the lower right in the task bar for the iTNC control panel to appear Click the More >> button: Additional settings are displayed Click the Settings button: Display options are displayed Select the Launch keypad at startup option.2 Working with the iTNC 530 Programming Station . You use the mouse in combination with the virtual keyboard to simulate keys available on the TNC keyboard. The keys normally available on the TNC screen housing are also operated via the function keys on the PC keyboard: Scroll the soft-key row to the left: F9 Scroll the soft-key row to the right: F10 Set the screen layout: F11 Switch between the foreground and background operating mode: F12 Proceed as follows to show the virtual keyboard: U U U U Start the programming station software Double-click the green HEIDENHAIN symbol to the lower right in the task bar for the iTNC control panel to appear Click the More >> button: Additional settings are displayed Click the Keypad button: The virtual keyboard is shown If you want to automatically show the keyboard when starting the programming station software. You can activate the soft keys directly with the mouse in the TNC window. or with the F1 to F8 function keys on the PC keyboard. HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 29 1. Confirm with the OK button Changes do not take effect until you restart the programming station software: Press the Restart iTNC button.Showing the virtual keyboard Your active screen resolution must be better than 1024x768 in order to work effectively with the virtual keyboard.

The iTNC control panel remains active. press the Restart iTNC button 30 .2 Working with the iTNC 530 Programming Station Exiting the programming station Fundamentals In order to avoid losing data when exiting the program.1. The following sections describe the two possibilities for doing this. To restart the programming station software. you must quit the programming station correctly. Inappropriate exiting of the programming station can lead to data loss. Exiting the programming station completely U Select the Manual Operation mode U Shift the soft-key row until the soft key for shutting down the system appears U Select the function for shutting down and confirm the following dialog prompt again with the YES soft key Exiting the programming station temporarily U Press the Windows key on the ASCII keyboard for the screen to display the last active application and the task bar U Double-click the green HEIDENHAIN symbol to the lower right in the task bar for the iTNC control panel to appear (see figure at right) U Select the function for exiting the iTNC 530 application: Press the Stop iTNC button.

in which you temporarily store the programs to be transferred. you must create a transfer directory on the PC.g. Preparations at the programming station In order to transfer programs created with the programming station to the machine tool. You can start the data transfer only from the machine tool.3 Data Transfer from the Programming Station to the Machine Tool . create either on your PC or on any network drive a new directory (e.3 Data Transfer from the Programming Station to the Machine Tool 1. Proceed as follows: U U U U U U U U If such a directory does not yet exist. you must connect the machine tool to the PC on which the iTNC programming station has been installed. HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 31 1. <c:\pgmtransfer>) using Windows Explorer Return to the programming station software Select the Programming and Editing operating mode Press the PGM MGT key to call the file manager Select the program you want to transfer to the machine Select the split-screen view In the right-hand window select the <c:\pgmtransfer> path Copy the program to the <pgmtransfer> directory Refer to the TNC User’s Manual for more information about copying files.Prerequisites Before you can transfer the data. Refer to the section in the User’s Manual about the Ethernet interface.

This loop-back IP is 127.3 Data Transfer from the Programming Station to the Machine Tool Calling a program from the machine tool U U U U U U Select the Programming and Editing operating mode Press the PGM MGT key to call the file manager Select the target directory to which you want to copy the program created with the programming station Select the split-screen view In the right-hand window. the so-called loop-back IP.g. 32 . Then you can set up a connection with the programming station. TNCremo NT or CycleDesign) and the programming station. as if you were connected with a machine.1.1 and must be entered in the appropriate configuration menu of the HEIDENHAIN PC software. select the <c:\pgmtransfer> directory on the programming station PC Select the program to be transferred. and transfer it to the machine tool Refer to the TNC User’s Manual for more information about copying files. Connection between the programming station and HEIDENHAIN PC software To be able to set up a connection between HEIDENHAIN PC software (e. the programming station has a special IP address.0.0.

) key in the numeric keypad of your keyboard. To confirm the power interruption. All features of the iTNC 530 are available. Starting the demo version After you have started the demo version of the programming station using the Windows Start menu. When extracting contours from DXF files. the TNC saves no more than 50 NC blocks in the corresponding contour program. Then the TNC software closes the pop-up window and displays the Power interrupted message. The programming station software is now ready for use in the Manual Operation mode. press again the CE key in the TNC keyboard or the appropriate PC key.4 The Demo Version 1. you can also use the virtual keyboard for the demo version (see “Showing the virtual keyboard” on page 29). proceed as follows: U U To confirm the information about the demo version. If you are using a laptop. In this case. If you are using the standard PC keyboard.4 The Demo Version .General information After you have installed the iTNC 530 programming station on your PC. HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 33 1. a pop-up window appears and informs you about the special features of the demo version. The demo version of the iTNC 530 programming station permits you to save up to 100 NC blocks per NC program. activate the NUM LOCK function and then press the comma (. The same constraint applies to extracting machining positions into a point table. press the CE key on the TNC's virtual keyboard. press the comma (. See also the information on the keyboard assignment (see “Keyboard assignment” on page 34). you can call the TNC features with your standard PC keyboard for test purposes.) key in the numeric keypad of your keyboard. As an alternative.

The assignment of the screen keys is shown in the Function of the screen keys table below.4 The Demo Version Keyboard assignment The assignment of the TNC’s special keys (axis keys and dialog keys) and the TNC number pad are shown in the figure at upper right. To press a vertical soft key. you must also press and hold the CTRL+ALT+SHIFT keys in the PC keyboard. Function of the screen keys Horizontal soft key 1 TNC key PC key F1 Horizontal soft key 2 F2 Horizontal soft key 3 F3 Horizontal soft key 4 F4 Horizontal soft key 5 F5 Horizontal soft key 6 F6 Horizontal soft key 7 F7 Horizontal soft key 8 F8 Shift soft-key row left F9 Shift soft-key row right F10 Split screen layout F11 34 .1. which are listed in the TNC functions table on the next page. All other TNC functions are called with shortcut commands. Keys on the TNC screen Functions for vertical soft keys are available only if you use a special PLC program for the programming station.

Function of the screen keys Toggle display between machining and programming modes Vertical soft key 1 TNC key PC key F12 F1 Vertical soft key 2 F2 Vertical soft key 3 F3 Vertical soft key 4 F4 Vertical soft key 5 F5 Keys for TNC functions In order to call the TNC functions below with the PC keyboard. external data transfer Show pocket calculator TNC key PC key P N Select MOD functions M Display help text for NC error messages Display all current error messages H L Approach/depart contour % 5 FK free contour programming & 6 Program a chamfer ( 8 [ HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 35 1.4 The Demo Version . TNC function Select or delete programs and files. you must also press and hold the CTRL+ALT keys in the PC keyboard.

Full Sequence operating mode Select the Programming and Editing operating mode Select the Test Run operating mode Q W E $ 4 R Define touch probe cycles A Define fixed cycles S Call fixed cycles D 36 .1. Single Block operating mode Select Program Run.4 The Demo Version TNC function Program a straight line segment TNC key PC key ) 9 ] Program a circular arc with radius T Program a corner rounding Z Program a circular arc with tangential connection Program the circle center/pole for polar coordinates Program a circular arc with center U I O Select the Manual Operation mode ! 1 Select the smarT.NC operating mode § 3 Select Handwheel operating mode " 2 Select Positioning with MDI operating mode Select Program Run.

TNC function Define subprograms and program section repeats Call subprograms and program section repeats Enter a program stop TNC key PC key F G Y Define tool in the program X Call the tool C Call the soft-key menu for special functions Enter program call V B HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 37 1.4 The Demo Version .

press CTRL+ALT+desired function & Insert Home Page Up 1 3 W E R T Y U I O @ 2 Q P L # N AltGr Ctrl M 4 5 6 8 9 Num Lock / x – { [ Delete { [ End CTRL+ PgDwn 7 4 8 5 9 6 Caps Lock A S D F G H B J . .1. K \ CTRL+ ALT | \ Z Alt X C V V 1 0 Ins 2 3 Del Ctrl Overview of keyboard assignment CTRL+ALT .4 The Demo Version SK1 Pause 38 SK2 F2 F9 F10 F11 F12 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 Esc SK3 SK4 SK5 SK6 SK7 SK8 Print Screen Scroll Lock F1 To program a TNC function.

. 8 M SK3 F3 W SK2 2 F2 Q A SK1 F1 | \ Z ESC Caps Lock HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station FN Ctrl 1 Alt S AltGr 9 Ctrl – - 7 8 9 * 39 1. the number of available key is less than on a desktop PC (see figure at right). which usually has its own color on your keyboard (see illustration below).4 The Demo Version End PgUp Delete ~ # Print + = Num Lock Rol { [ @ .Key assignment on portable computers On portable computers (laptops. F11 O 4 1 5 2 6 3 – + . F10 I K F9 SK8 F8 & 7 SK7 SK6 T G On many portable computers there is no ENT key. In addition. ? / Home } ] PgDn End . Refer to the operating instructions of your laptop/notebook. Insert F12 P : . some functions such as DEL (delete) or the cursor keys can be activated with an FN key. Refer also to the operating instructions of your laptop/notebook. To program a TNC function. press CTRL+ALT+desired function ) 0 L < . notebooks). Y H F7 6 F6 5 SK5 F5 R F 4 SK4 F4 E D 3 X C V B N / U J M . > . With the NUM key you activate the numeric keypad. In most cases you can then continue the dialog with the rightward cursor key.

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Items Supplied / Installation .

iTNC Programming Station with TNC keyboard Included in delivery are: The programming station software on CD The TE 530 L keyboard for connection to your PC via the USB interface 1 USB cable. 2 meters 4 cable terminals for mounting on the programming station housing Self-adhesive stickers for soft-key labels User documentation on DVD iTNC Programming Station with virtual keyboard Included in delivery are: The programming station software on CD USB dongle. Windows Vista.2.1 Items Supplied / System Requirements Items supplied Three versions of the iTNC programming station are available. Windows XP. the virtual keyboard requires a minimum resolution of 1280x1024 pixels LAN connection when the iTNC programming station with network license is used 42 . single-station license for surpassing the memory restrictions User documentation on DVD iTNC Programming Station with network license Included in delivery are: The programming station software on CD USB dongle with 14 or 20 network licenses for surpassing the memory restrictions User documentation on DVD System requirements The programming station software runs on PCs that meet the following requirements: Standard PC with Windows 2000.1 Items Supplied / System Requirements 2. microprocessor at least PIII with 400 MHz USB interface At least 256 MB RAM Graphics card: Minimum 16-bit color depth At least 400 MB available memory on the hard disk At least 15-inch screen with a resolution of 1024x768 pixels.

Mounting the cable terminals for USB cable The rear panel of the programming station keyboard has five pockets (see figure at right) in which you can glue the provided cable terminals.2 Connecting the Programming Station 2. Place the fastener from above on the terminal and press downward until the USB cable is fastened. proceed as follows: U U U Lay the programming station keyboard with the keys downward on a flat surface. Place the cable terminal into the desired pocket on the programming station keyboard and press: Use pockets 1. HEIDENHAIN recommends using these cable terminals to prevent loosening of the USB connector and damage to the connector on the PCB.Connect the keyboard for the programming station Connect the programming station keyboard to an available USB port on your computer. The programming station software then automatically recognizes the connected programming station keyboard. Then install the driver for the USB network dongle from the programming station CD. The additional USB device attached to the programming station keyboard may not draw more than 200 mA of current. The rear of the programming station keyboard has a USB port.2 Connecting the Programming Station . to which you can attach another USB device. The cable terminals serve to relieve the strain from the USB connector. Use pockets 3 and 4 if the cable is to exit straight out. Remove the protective film on the bottom of the cable terminal. To fasten the cable terminals. Connect the USB cable and insert it in the cable terminal. U U HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 43 2. 2 or 5 if the cable is to exit to one side.

2. 44 . You must appropriately configure the computers to which you want to give access to the network dongle after installing the programming station software(see “Configuring the programming station software for use with an USB network dongle” on page 46). Connecting the USB dongle (only for the version with a virtual keyboard) Connect the USB dongle to an available USB port on your computer. The programming station software on the computer automatically recognizes the connected dongle after the network driver has been installed successfully. Then install the driver for the USB network dongle from the programming station CD. You can apply the contiguous sticker to the programming station keyboard and the individual numbers to the PC screen. The programming station software then detects the connected dongle automatically.2 Connecting the Programming Station Number stickers The self-adhesive number stickers included with the programming station keyboard enable the user to recognize which manually pressed soft key belongs to which soft key displayed on the PC screen. Then install the driver for the USB network dongle from the programming station CD. Connecting the USB dongle (only for the version with a virtual keyboard) Connect the USB network dongle to an available USB port on the computer you want to use as a server.

Select the setup type User and then Basic PLC Program or Standard (User) (see “Working with the HEIDENHAIN basic PLC program” on page 50).2 Connecting the Programming Station . run the <Start. If Autostart is not active. U U U U U U Place the programming station CD in the CD-ROM drive The CD browser starts automatically if your CD-ROM drive has been appropriately configured.Installing the programming station software Note that the following files are normally overwritten during installation of an update: Configuration file OEM. or rename the files.MP All example NC programs in the TNC:\DEMO directory Should you have made any changes in one of these files. make a backup copy before installation. you can decide whether the HEIDENHAIN basic PLC program for the programming station is to be installed as well. HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 45 2. You can install this programming station version on your PC even if another version is already installed on your PC.exe> file Choose the language to be used for the CD navigation Select <Install software> Select <Install iTNC programming station> in order to start the installation program Follow the installation program instructions When installing the iTNC530 programming station for the first time.SYS Machine parameter file DEMO. but you cannot start both versions at the same time.

i. you enter the IP address or the network name of the computer which you are using as a server.e. the computer to which you have connected the USB network dongle To confirm your settings. press OK Changes do not take effect until you restart the programming station software: Press the Restart iTNC button. You do not need to install any additional drivers on the client PC to be able to access the USB network dongle. 46 . select whether you are using a programming station (Programming Station is the default setting) or VirtualTNC (Virtual Machine) In the Server input field.2 Connecting the Programming Station Configuring the programming station software for use with an USB network dongle All computers to which you want to give access to a network dongle must be configured in the following way: U U U U U U U U Start the programming station software Double-click the green HEIDENHAIN symbol to the lower right in the task bar for the iTNC control panel to appear (see figure) Click the More >> button: Additional settings are displayed Click the Settings button: Programming station settings are displayed Select the Use Hardlock Server option If required.2.

however.aladdin. When you click the appropriate dongle in the left window.Monitoring software HEIDENHAIN recommends installing the free-of-charge Aladdin Server Monitor software from Aladdin. and to reactivate licenses that have become unavailable due to system problems. After the Aladdin Server Monitor has been installed and started. please refer to the help system of the Aladdin software. it scans the network for the HEIDENHAIN USB network dongle. in which all available licenses are listed.html ("aksmon. HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 47 2. a table is opened in the right window. HEIDENHAIN. a line containing the associated data is shown in the right window. which is available in German and English. which enables you to see which licenses are in use and by whom. You can basically install this software on any computer in your network.zip" file). For further information on using the Aladdin Server Monitor.de/produkte/hardlock/ hardlock_support_setup. recommends installing the software on the computer that you use as a server for the iTNC programming station.2 Connecting the Programming Station . When a license is being used. You can download the Aladdin Server Monitor software from the following site: http:/ /www. The dongles found are displayed in the left window beneath HL server.

Setting the conversational language The default language for the programming station software is German. Follow the procedure below to switch to another conversational language: U Start the programming station software U Select the Programming and Editing mode of operation U U Select MOD functions Enter the code number 123 and confirm with the ENT key To select machine parameter 7230: Press the GOTO key. and confirm with the END key Value from MP7230 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 19 U U Conversational language English German Czech French Italian Spanish Portuguese Swedish Danish Finnish Dutch Polish Hungarian Russian Chinese (simplified) Chinese (traditional) Slovenian Norwegian Slovak . enter 7230. and confirm with the ENT key Set the desired conversational language (see the table below).

2 Connecting the Programming Station .Conversational language Latvian Korean Norwegian Turkish Romanian Lithuanian Value from MP7230 20 21 22 23 24 25 HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 49 2.

the TNC displays the 98 TNC programming station active error message.2.2 Connecting the Programming Station Working with the HEIDENHAIN basic PLC program After you have started the programming station with active PLC. U Press the HELP key to display a list with the most important programming station functions for machine operation The following table lists these functions: Function NC start NC stop Move the active axis in the positive direction Move the active axis in the negative direction Emergency stop Keys CTRL+S CTRL+X CTRL+Arrow up CTRL+Arrow down ALT+X Use the mouse in combination with the vertical soft-key row to simulate various machine functions of the basic PLC program: Soft key N Keys NC start NC stop Move axes in positive and negative direction Exit the programming station Spindle ON Spindle OFF Incremental spindle jog M3 Incremental spindle jog M4 Oriented spindle stop M19 Acknowledge tool change Clamp/release tool Show PLC error table Diagnostic functions Status functions Documentation for M functions S T DIAGNOSIS 50 .

If you do not want to use the standard axis configuration. The TNC resets. then you can select from various kinematics setups available via the MOD function in the Programming and Editing operating mode: U Select the Programming and Editing mode of operation Select MOD functions Enter the keyword kinematic and confirm with the ENT key.2 Connecting the Programming Station . and select it with the ENT key or SELECT soft key. The TNC displays a pop-up window with various axis configurations Move to the desired axis configuration with the arrow keys. and activates the axis configuration you selected U U U HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 51 2.

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25.. 45 System requirements ... 10 Items supplied .. 44 Kinematics selection ... connecting .... 24 Differences in touch probe cycles . 23. 15.... 14 Differences in miscellaneous functions M .. 24 Differences in other functions . 33 Keyboard. 31 Demo version ... 11 Conversational language. 43.. 28 D Data transfer ..... 34 Downward compatibility .. 11 Differences in machining cycles .... 51 N Network dongle ..... 27 Differences in Q parameter programming . 12. 42 I Installing the software .... 42 K Keyboard assignment . 45 starting . 43 U USB interface .. 33 Keyboard assignment ...A Axis configuration selection . 48 P PLC program .... 30 installing . 50 Programming station software Exiting ... 19 S Software. connecting .... setting . 51 HEIDENHAIN iTNC 530 Programming Station 53 Index ... 42 T TNC keyboard..... 45 Introduction .. 46 C Compatibility . installing ......

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