The Digital Twin: realistic simulation for reliable production processes

A HEIDENHAIN programming station is an exact copy of the control. By creating a Digital Twin, the HEIDENHAIN Service department can now turn your front-office programming station into a nearly perfect model of the shopfloor machine.
This gives you assurance that programs created with CAM systems or the programming station will run seamlessly in real life.

The Digital Twin lets you harness the actual kinematics, parameters, and functions of your machine during design, programming, and simulation in the office

Further information

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Prior to machining, the Digital Twin performs these tasks:

  • Checks and optimizes tool paths
  • Prevents program interruptions
  • Prevents collisions
  • Maximizes use of the work envelope
  • Tests complex 5-axis movements
  • Checks and optimizes the clamping position

Once on the shop floor, you reduce setup, simulation, and program debugging times while increasing process reliability and productivity.

The Digital Twin does more than help you create verified NC programs. You can also use it for quoting, job planning, and TNC training:

  • Forecast exact machining times
  • Calculate costs and deadlines 
  • Teach realistic NC programming in a safe setting

The easy steps to a Digital Twin

1. You provide us with your exact requirements by contacting the NC Programming Helpline by phone or e-mail:
   +49 8669 31-3103 or

2. We create a rough cost estimate based on your machine data.

3. We prepare a quote.

4. You place an order.

5. We adapt the programming station.

6. We create and send you a backup file of the adapted programming station.

7. You upload the backup file into all of your matching programming stations.

Technical support

NC Support Helpline
+49 8669 31-3101

PLC Programming Helpline
+49 8669 31-3102

NC Programming Helpline
+49 8669 31-3103

Encoders Helpline
+49 8669 31-3104

Application Programming Helpline
+49 8669 31-3106

Replacement Parts and Repairs Helpline
Germany: +49 8669 31-3121
International: +49 8669 31-3123

Please use our request form to send us a question.

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