RCN Angle Encoders Smarter and Faster

SCHAUMBURG, IL (February 2021) – HEIDENHAIN is proud to introduce smarter and faster versions of the RCN absolute angle encoders series for use in machine tools requiring high speed, accuracy and contamination resistance. The new models RCN 2001, 5001 and 8001 are especially useful with fast rotating axes and direct-drive motors because the permissible speeds […]

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Inductive vs. optical vs. magnetic encoders: how to choose

Where magnetic encoders use positive and negative poles and optical encoders use light passing through a disc, inductive encoders are a little more complicated. Inductive encoders have charged coils that are passed over by a passive disc, modulating what charges the sensor receives. There are only a few companies in the world that have the […]

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HEIDENHAIN to Exhibit at SLAS2021 Digital

SAN JOSE, CA (January 2021) — HEIDENHAIN is proud to showcase motion control enabling technologies at the upcoming SLAS2021 digital exposition on January 25-27. This annual global conference and expo by SLAS (Society of Lab Automation and Screening) welcomes scientists, engineers and business leaders from academia, government and industry to immerse themselves in the latest […]

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Microfluidics Paper for Life Sciences

SAN JOSE, CA (August 2020) – A new technical paper detailing the results of a unique bonding process in microfluidic devices is now available from HEIDENHAIN and IMT of the HEIDENHAIN Life Sciences brand partnership. This important connection technology plays a critical role in the production of flow cells for life science applications, and shows […]

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Next Gen RENCO Encoders for Motors

Updated November 2020 SCHAUMBURG, IL (June 2020) – HEIDENHAIN is proud to announce the release of its next generation of RENCO brand rotary encoders to the market. This new generation includes an upgraded R35i model and a successor to the RCML15 encoder with the R35iL low profile encoder. Both solutions are equipped with a new […]

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RENCO/Applied Motion Support Ventilator Project

Updated November 2020 SCHAUMBURG, IL (May 2020) — In a collaborative effort to support the healthcare industry during this COVID-19 crisis, HEIDENHAIN worked with Applied Motion Products, Inc. to expedite critical components to a large manufacturer of ventilators. With its first series completed during a critical time last Spring, the Applied Motion Products’ StepSERVO Integrated […]

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ETEL’s New Z3TM: Four Degrees of Freedom

SCHAUMBURG, IL (March 2020) – ETEL introduces the new Z3TM, a standalone motion platform that provides a surface with four degrees of freedom into a stacked architecture and is an alternative to piezoelectric solutions. It is designed in response to the needs of advanced wafer positioning in the semiconductor industry while also being useful as […]

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Announcing New Life Sciences Partnership

SCHAUMBURG, IL (October 2019) – The new HEIDENHAIN Life Sciences brand partnership is now in place offering ground-breaking technology that enables lab automation for the advancement of medical technology. This development consists of the business partnerships from the HEIDENHAIN Group that include HEIDENHAIN, IMT and ETEL brands. It is well known that delivering high throughput […]

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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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