Innovative Dual Encoder for Robots

SCHAUMBURG, IL (September 2021) – Designed to fulfill two critical needs via a single component in high accuracy robots, HEIDENHAIN introduces the innovative KCI 120 Dplus rotary encoder. This new unique absolute encoder provides both reliable feedback to a robot’s motor and accurate position measurement to its controller to enable safe and accurate motion. Extremely […]

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HEIDENHAIN In Action at OMIC

Exciting manufacturing research is happening daily at OMIC R&D (Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center – Research & Development) and many types of HEIDENHAIN precision measurement components are working inside. OMIC R&D is the fifteenth global advanced manufacturing research center established originally with Boeing leadership, and is the first sponsored in the United States. The OMIC R&D […]

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[VIDEO] HEIDENHAIN and Infinadeck join forces to transform VR

If you’ve ever seen the Hollywood blockbuster, “Ready Player One”, you’ve seen one of the highest profile applications of HEIDENHAIN motion control; we’d tell you about the others, but then we’d have to track you down…just kidding! Meet George Burger. He’s the inventor of the Infinadeck. As the company’s website describes, “Infinadeck is the only […]

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Latest CNC Controls at EASTEC & SOUTHTEC

SCHAUMBURG, IL (August 2021) – HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION is delighted to take part in the upcoming in-person EASTEC and SOUTHTEC machine tool trades show in October of this year. At both shows, HEIDENHAIN will host booths to showcase CNC controls and more from multiple motion control component brands – including both ACU-RITE and HEIDENHAIN. At both […]

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What makes a CNC control good for moldmaking [6 factors]

More and more, mold makers rely on high-speed cutting. Whereas EDM was once the clear choice, CNC machines have proven capable of not only meeting the necessary tolerance and finish requirements, but also streamlining processes. The right control plays a big part in accomplishing all of this. The CNC isn’t the limiting factor in determining […]

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Multiple Degrees-of-Freedom Encoders

SCHAUMBURG, IL (August 2021) – With the release of new MULTI Degrees-of-Freedom (MULTI-DOF) encoders, HEIDENHAIN offers machine manufacturers a better way to implement metrology designs to obtain multiple measurements simultaneously and facilitate correcting deviations on the fly. Conventional encoders offer one degree of motion, but these three new encoders do more to serve the demanding […]

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How to choose the right encoders for semiconductor machinery

You can have all the bandwidth, AI, or optics in the world, but none of it matters if a semiconductor tool cannot meaningfully reach nanometer level precision without compromising its throughput. When the goal is to make precise measurements as quickly as possible, the max speed of a motion system’s axis won’t matter if it’s […]

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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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New Highly-Accurate LIKselect Encoder

SCHAUMBURG, IL (June 2021) – The new LIKselect kit-style linear encoder is designed to make machine motion design ideas come to life while saving valuable space and enabling precise positioning within its control loop. Available now from NUMERIK JENA in North America as part of the HEIDENHAIN group, this miniature three-field scanning sensor is offered […]

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