New Compact Rotary Encoder for Robots

SCHAUMBURG, IL (April 2021) – With its small dimensions and high reliability, HEIDENHAIN’s new KCI/KBI 1300 series of inductive rotary encoders are made specifically to support compact servomotors for collaborative and service robots. First presented at the international virtual trade show SPS in November of 2020, these new KCI 1319 / KBI 1335 measurement feedback […]

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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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Upgrades to ERA 4000 Modular Angle Encoders

SCHAUMBURG, IL (November 2020) – HEIDENHAIN announces several significant technical upgrades to the already successful ERA 4000 angle encoder series, thereby adding increased reliability and functionality upon a strong foundation. These bearingless encoders are used heavily in machines in the metrology, machine tool, semiconductor and robotic industries and have been for decades. With these upgrades, […]

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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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StateMonitor: Machine Control Connectivity

SCHAUMBURG, IL (September 2020) – With its new 1.3.0 software upgrade, HEIDENHAIN’s StateMonitor system offers today’s manufacturers a modernized and most effective way to connect their control and PC systems. Including newly added StateMonitor options, users involved in this Industry 4.0 connected machining initiative can now more simply view data and evaluate control processes remotely […]

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AMO Encoders for Functional Safety-rated Machines

SCHAUMBURG, IL (June 2020) — For those needing Functional Safety-rated (FS) contamination-resistant encoders for machine feedback, AMO — a HEIDENHAIN brand — introduces FS absolute angle and linear encoders. While Functional Safety-rated machines are a standard requirement in the European Union, machine manufacturers outside the EU are now seeing the benefit of including FS in […]

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Encoders with Siemens DRIVE-CLiQ

SCHAUMBURG, IL (January 2020) – In order to meet the needs of manufacturers of small servo motors and actuators, HEIDENHAIN introduces an expansion of its small-diameter 1000 and 1100 series rotary encoders with added versions now available with Siemens DRIVE-CLiQ. HEIDENHAIN’s models ECN/EQN 1000S, ROC/ROQ 1000S and ECN/EQN 1100S rotary encoders with integrated DRIVE-CLiQ interface […]

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How to Select A Servo Motor

Updated on: 12/20/2019 Servo motors are a type of electric motor (rotary actuator) that allows for precise control of position, velocity and acceleration. They employ a closed-loop system, meaning there’s a feedback device (like an encoder) that communicates with a control such as a CNC machine control. Magnetism controlled by electricity is used to drive […]

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