New EnDat 3 Next Gen Encoder Interface

SCHAUMBURG, IL (October 2020) – HEIDENHAIN is meeting the needs of the future of digital manufacturing with the debut of its new EnDat 3 encoder interface protocol. Now first available in HEIDENHAIN’s ExI 1100 series of inductive rotary encoders, this next generation interface offers users faster and more efficient operation in their machine motion control. […]

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New EnDat 3: Future of Digital Manufacturing

Globally-recognized encoder interface to serve as a universal industrial solution   With the introduction of the new EnDat 3 interface, HEIDENHAIN has built upon its proven EnDat platform with a new protocol that is ideal to meet the feedback needs of the future in industrial manufacturing. This includes serving the needs of the newest innovations […]

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Next Generation RSF Kit Angle Encoder Introduced

Schaumburg, IL (August 2019) – RSF Elektronik is now offering a next generation kit angle encoder for motion feedback best suited for applications in robotics, semiconductor, medical and machine tool.   Offered through parent company HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION in North America, this new encoder is available in both absolute (MCR 15) and incremental (MSR 15) versions.  Both […]

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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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