New Post Processor Developed for Mastercam Users

Updated March 2020 SCHAUMBURG, IL (August 2019) – In a collaborative effort to best enable 5-axis machining for users with HEIDENHAIN TNC controls and Mastercam® CAD/CAM software, a new collaborate post processor is now available. Called the HEIDENHAIN TNC 5X Mill post processor, CNC Software, Inc., developers of Mastercam software, introduced it recently after coordinating […]

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New Unique Ring Encoder Resists Contamination

SCHAUMBURG, IL (March 2019) – HEIDENHAIN introduces a new mid-range high accuracy ring encoder that is suitable for position measurement applications that require high tolerance to contamination but do not demand the accuracy level of an optical encoder. This unique HEIDENHAIN ERM 2203 is optimized to meet those needs and is a welcome alternative to […]

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Klartext Portal: TNC online user support

The Internet is an endless source of knowledge. Knowing where to look for the information you need can seem like a daunting task. For TNC control users, the Klartext Portal is the place to go. The Klartext Portal is the go-to site for user support related to HEIDENHAIN controls. To keep you from getting lost […]

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2020 Training Calendar Released

Click image to open interactive PDF Technical qualification and continuing training are indispensable for achieving technological improvement and securing the future of a company and its employees. HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION in Schaumburg, IL, provides technical training covering installation, programming and PLC programming as well as general training for distributors and end-users. Classes include engaging presentations and […]

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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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ACU-RITE’s New DRO Software Controls EDM Machines

SCHAUMBURG, IL (October 2019) – HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION’s ACU-RITE brand introduces new software for its versatile 300 Series digital readout (DRO) that now allows users to control a sinker EDM machine. This new development broadens this established DRO’s use to include all of the most common manual shop machines such as milling, turning, grinding and now […]

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Free 5-Axis Machining Workshops

One-day 5-axis machining workshops are now offered at various locations around the country and free to those who register. Co-hosted with HEIDENHAIN and other machining companies, attendees will learn how to take advantage of the latest developments in manufacturing by experts in the field and receive a free lunch to boot! At each of these […]

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Bearing the Load of Complex Motion Control

Developing new products often forces manufacturers of highly accurate machines to push the envelope of the technologically possible. At this juncture, HEIDENHAIN provides support for robust systems with new motion control solutions perfectly tailored to the requirements of many different applications and industries. The more demanding the application, the simpler the solution can be. This […]

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Modern Encoder Applications [5 Popular Industries]

Encoders have long been a foundational component of many of the mechanical systems we use every day and the advanced ones we use to build them. In fact, at HEIDENHAIN, we developed the first precision measurement encoder in the early 1960s

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