Technical TidBit: Advantages of Absolute Encoders And Pure Serial Interface

Provided by Bob Setbacken, HEIDENHAIN Product Manager, Leine & Linde Absolute encoders transmit position information digitally. All signal compensation and interpolation techniques required to obtain the position measurement are done locally in the encoder position measurement sensor. This drastically reduces the potential for noise insertion as the sensor is a carefully designed ASIC surrounded by […]

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NUMERIK JENA Offers Slim Angle Encoder-RIK Series

NUMERIK JENA’s RIK kit-style optical angle encoder without bearing is ideally suited for those motion feedback applications where space is limited.

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New Wave of DRIVE-CLiQ Compatible Encoders

HEIDENHAIN introduces the use of Siemens DRIVE-CLiQ communication protocol into its ECN/EQN 1300 optical absolute encoders.

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Rotary Encoders Help Power Exoskeletons For Rehabilitation

Did you know that HEIDENHAIN’s RENCO rotary encoders are critical components found in some programmable powered exoskeletons found in the human rehabilitation field today?

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Advanced Features Set This New Tiny Linear Encoder Apart

RSF Elektronik has released the MS 15 optical kit style linear encoder with the most advanced features available in the smallest mechanical profile in the industry.

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Talking to Your GAGE-CHEK

Once referred to as simply a “Gage Amplifier”, the GAGE-CHEK has proven itself time and time again to be much more.

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High-Performance Robots Thanks to Encoders with EnDat 2.2

Italian manufacturer Comau places its trust in encoder solutions with EnDat-2.2 interfaces from HEIDENHAIN for its new robot control and 3-D laser system.

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Train with full control

AQ Mekatronik in Bollnäs has made the new high-speed train master controller. The model is called MC 400 and is used to control the train’s speed and braking. It is a redundant system with two custom-made absolute encoders from Leine & Linde in each unit which produce a digital output signal pattern. Micro-switches were previously used for the signal pattern.

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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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