ETEL Adds EtherCat to AccurET Controls

Schaumburg, IL (August 2019) – Available in North America from HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION is a new version of the ETEL-brand AccurET controls with EtherCAT compatibility. As EtherCAT communication moves from “mid-end” automation to more high-end machine control applications, demand for this has been increasing. With that in mind, ETEL now allows its product users to take […]

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Different Types of Encoders and Their Applications

Encoders play an integral role in almost every mechanical system that involves motion monitoring or control. There are a variety of types that work with different kinds of motion with different options for how they detect and communicate. Let’s explore some of the foundational elements and variables in the world of encoders: What Does an […]

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Interface Diversity Standardizes Drives

Moving machine applications require highly specific encoders capable of fulfilling a wide variety of requirements. Accuracy and reliability aren’t the only ones.

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Precise Satellite Positioning to the Nearest Micron

Electronic components in a new hyperspectral satellite are mounted in an exceedingly compact space using HEIDENHAIN LIP 581 linear encoders and POSITIP 880 digital readout.

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The Truth about EnDat

EnDat 2.2 is well known as a digital, bidirectional interface for encoders. It is capable of both transmitting position values from encoders as well as updating information stored in the encoder. However, over the years, EnDat has evolved to new heights and there are features today that may be surprising to some.

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Increase Productivity and ROI with ACU-RITE DROs

ACU-RITE digital readouts (DROs) provide increased productivity and a positive return on investment (ROI). They increase accuracy and part tolerances during daily machining projects.

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LIP 6000: High Tech in a Small Package

HEIDENHAIN’s new LIP 6000 miniature linear encoder system is useful in machine feedback applications where very constant speed control is needed or high position stability at standstill is important.

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ETEL Announces New AccurET VHP Controller: Especially Useful for Semiconductor and Electronics Manufacturing

ETEL is proud to announce their newest line of motion control electronics: the AccurET VHP (Very High Performance) controllers.

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HEIDENHAIN ECA 4000 Absolute Angle Encoder: High Precision, Modular and Robust For Universal Utilization

HEIDENHAIN now offers the new ECA 4000 absolute angle encoders for applications where angular measurement in the range of a few angular seconds is required.

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