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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Retrofit new encoders on large, early 80’s multi-axis robot motors for motor manufacturing process

Did you know that HEIDENHAIN are the rotary encoders of choice in the “vintage” robot upgrades going on at Baldor Electric Company today? Having acquired four used, large multi-axis Fanuc robots five years ago, Baldor is currently installing Baldor drives and controls to make these useful in their own motor manufacturing processes.

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Maximum Precision for a New View of the Universe

Angle encoders from HEIDENHAIN for the world’s most powerful telescope By: DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH, Traunreut, Germany The international ALMA project is a source of prestige for all those involved. Although the observatory is to be completed in 2013, it was already supplying breathtaking images from the depths of the universe on October 3, 2011. 25 […]

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Exposed Linear Encoders for Direct Drives

Linear motors have made irreversible inroads into highly dynamic applications such as manufacturing and measuring equipment in the semiconductor industry, in PCB assembly machines, textile machines and in automation.

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Camera stabilization for filming action sequences from boats and moving platforms.

Did you know that a RENCO encoder is used in camera stabilization equipment found on many boats and moving platforms that film for television and movies, allowing filmmakers to get steady shots during high speed boat chases, for example? Chosen by Motion Picture Marine in California, the RENCO encoder has been part of their PERFECT HORIZON camera stabilization head for many years.

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A System for Troubleshooting and Preventative Maintenance

At the Stora Enso paper mill in Hyltebruk, an unplanned production stoppage costs around $10,000 an hour. In order to avoid encoders causing such stoppages, Leine & Linde has developed a Heavy Duty sensor with an advanced diagnostic system, ADS™.

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An Automation System for Theater Production

Did you know that over a hundred HEIDENHAIN rotary encoders are in use every day during the extraordinary Le Rêve theater production at the Wynn Las Vegas? The show is set in a one million gallon (water) capacity theater and features acrobatic diving and feats of strength with state-of-the-art special effects.

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