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 […]
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.
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.