Direct Drive Technology Integration Online Training

Drive technology has been around for over 40 years. Despite this, there still is a lack of adoption by many machine builders. Even those who are familiar with it may not have a desire to adopt the technology for a variety of reasons, from the difficulty of creating a new design to the concern of […]

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Controlling Motion in 9 Challenging Environments

When it comes to choosing motion control equipment, there are countless variables to consider. The type of motion and speed are good first steps, but the environment will almost always need to be factored in too.  Uncommon settings, like high radiation, extreme temperatures and explosive environments, just to name a few, provide their own set […]

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ETEL’s UltimET Advanced Motion Controller

SAN JOSE, CA (June 2021) – ETEL’s new UltimET Advanced is a powerful and versatile multi-axis motion controller now available to bring fast real-time processing and a higher level of flexibility to a variety of complex manufacturing applications. This standalone controller from ETEL, a HEIDENHAIN company, is perfect for high-level machine processes in the electronics […]

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New High Accuracy ETEL DXRH Rotary System

SAN JOSE, CA (March 2021) – With the introduction of the new high precision DXRH rotary axis system, ETEL once again offers those involved in the development and use of highly accurate semiconductor/electronics machines a new and better Theta axis option as either a stand-alone or system-integrated solution. ETEL’s new DXRH incorporates the best-in-class encoder […]

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RCN Angle Encoders Smarter and Faster

SCHAUMBURG, IL (February 2021) – HEIDENHAIN is proud to introduce smarter and faster versions of the RCN absolute angle encoders series for use in machine tools requiring high speed, accuracy and contamination resistance. The new models RCN 2001, 5001 and 8001 are especially useful with fast rotating axes and direct-drive motors because the permissible speeds […]

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When to retrofit a machine and how to choose the right control

With just about any CNC control, you can be certain you’ll be able to take code from a CAD CAM system and start machining with the push of just a few buttons. But what makes one control better than another? Needless to say, controls are not consumables. They’re not “one size fits all.” Retrofitting a […]

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New Motion System: Unmatched Performance

SCHAUMBURG, IL (July 2020) – Providing high throughput for heavy payloads in semiconductor manufacturing comes the newest VULCANO2 motion system from ETEL of the HEIDENHAIN Group. With its gantry stacked-axes architecture and ETEL’s renowned iron-core linear motors coupled with HEIDENHAIN’s optical encoders, the compact VULCANO2 offers unmatched performance at nanometer-level position stability. The VULCANO2 is […]

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Strategies for solving today’s biggest motion control challenges

Each project, each application, each system will always have its own set of complex motion control challenges; it’s staggering how many variables can be involved. Pair that with the fact that the market for motion control technology is poised to reach nearly $23 billion by 2022, according to the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA), […]

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How machine tool feedback can reveal or hide axis errors

Solutions for avoiding thermally induced dimensional deviations of workpieces have become more crucial than ever for the machine tool building industry. Thermal drift is primarily caused by feed axes on the basis of recirculating ball screws. The temperature distribution along ball screws can change very rapidly by feed rates and moving forces. Machine tool builders […]

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