Exploring the Sun

The Sun. It seems nearly close enough to touch and ensures that life on Earth grows and flourishes. Nevertheless, we know surprisingly little about what goes on inside this star. Solar researchers want to change that dilemma with the new DKIST solar telescope in Hawaii. The Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics in Freiburg, Germany (formerly […]

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[VIDEO] Modern Encoder Applications [5 Popular Industries]

Encoders have long been a foundational component of many of the mechanical systems we use every day and the advanced ones we use to build them. In fact, at HEIDENHAIN, we developed the first precision measurement encoder in the early 1960s

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[VIDEO] Keck Telescopes Achieve New Accuracies to View Our Galaxy

After the completion of a nine-year motion control upgrade, the Keck Observatory telescopes are offering data with new and impressive nanometer precision.

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Did You Know That HEIDENHAIN Linear Encoders Are Part of the World’s Largest Solar Telescope in Hawaii?

HEIDENHAIN linear encoders are an important part of a critical filter being developed for use on the world’s biggest solar telescope currently being setup on the island of Maui, Hawaii. 

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Did you know that over 60 HEIDENHAIN products are used in a unique robot for giant telescope development?

Sixty-one HEIDENHAIN gauges and a multiplexor are integral parts of a unique metrology robot recently developed by Coherent IOS for use in the development of giant telescopes, such as now being done for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project.

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Positioning and speed control system for fifth largest telescope in the United States

Did you know that HEIDENHAIN components are within the new Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT) that has recently seen its first light at the Lowell Observatory in Arizona? As part of the DCT’s mount and control system developed by General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies (GDST), four HEIDENHAIN tape encoders and an EIB interface system are used inside to assist with its important positioning and speed functions.

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Maximum Precision for a New View of the Universe

Angle encoders from HEIDENHAIN for the world’s most powerful telescope By: DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH, Traunreut, Germany The international ALMA project is a source of prestige for all those involved. Although the observatory is to be completed in 2013, it was already supplying breathtaking images from the depths of the universe on October 3, 2011. 25 […]

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