LVDTs versus Optical Scanning
Gaging fixtures are a staple in many metrology labs and assembly lines. They offer a fast, easy, and inexpensive way to determine if a measured part passes tolerances. Two popular tools that are found in many fixtures are HEIDENHAIN length gages and Linear Variable Differential Transformers (LVDT). While LVDTs and HEIDENHAIN length gages are both used for the same purpose, the way they operate is fundamentally different.
HEIDENHAIN IK 5000 QUADRA-CHEK is a vital part of manufacturing unique thin film solar panels
HEIDENHAIN’s IK 5000 QUADRA-CHEK serves as the metrology and motor control system in a video measurement machine (VMM) that is currently inspecting extremely thin film solar panels on flexible plastic substrates? These flexible solar panels, inspected on an Acu-Gage Systems (New Hampshire) VMM, can be used in a myriad of applications such as on backpacks/travel gear, siding for houses and retractable awnings, providing a source of transportable, renewable energy.
HEIDENHAIN angle encoders in Adcole Model 1200
Did you know that a HEIDENHAIN angle encoder is a vital component in Adcole’s Model 1200 measuring machine known worldwide as the standard for measuring engine crankshafts and camshafts? Adcole Corporation headquartered in Massachusetts, takes great pride as the market leader and asserts its ability to provide the highest accuracy cylindrical coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). “No other company can better measure critically important reciprocating engine components,” said Steve Corrado, Adcole’s Engineering Manager.
Linear Encoders for Vacuum Technology
Vacuum technology plays a significant role in many modern production procedures and research tasks. Procedures using vacuum technology have become indispensable in the electronics industry and biotechnology, in thin-film deposition technology, in the development of new materials, and in medicine and analytical technology.
Linear Encoders with Single-Field Scanning
HEIDENHAIN linear encoders are used as position measuring systems on machine tools, in handling and automation technology, and in measuring and inspecting equipment. Sealed linear encoders are protected from dust, chips and splash fluids and are ideal for operation on machines and systems with harsh operating environments in regard to contamination.