New ETEL ST Actuators for Semi Manufacturing

SAN JOSE, CA (October 2021) – ETEL introduces two new short stroke actuators specifically for use as a unique solution for “Test and Scan” turret handlers in semiconductor manufacturing. Available in North America through parent company HEIDENHAIN, the TUCANA ST and the AQUARIUS ST are an extension of its Z line of actuators, providing users […]

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Direct Drive Technology Integration Online Training

Drive technology has been around for over 40 years. Despite this, there still is a lack of adoption by many machine builders. Even those who are familiar with it may not have a desire to adopt the technology for a variety of reasons, from the difficulty of creating a new design to the concern of […]

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New Encoder Modules Ideal for Robotics

SCHAUMBURG, IL (September 2021) – HEIDENHAIN’s new MRS encoder module series for robot arms has been expanded and is now available with redesigned embedded bearings to better withstand outside tilting forces. This new compact and all-inclusive design also significantly simplifies the installation process. The new MRS 2280 and 2281 encoder modules have been specifically designed […]

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Innovative Dual Encoder for Robots

SCHAUMBURG, IL (September 2021) – Designed to fulfill two critical needs via a single component in high accuracy robots, HEIDENHAIN introduces the innovative KCI 120 Dplus rotary encoder. This new unique absolute encoder provides both reliable feedback to a robot’s motor and accurate position measurement to its controller to enable safe and accurate motion. Extremely […]

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HEIDENHAIN In Action at OMIC

Exciting manufacturing research is happening daily at OMIC R&D (Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center – Research & Development) and many types of HEIDENHAIN precision measurement components are working inside. OMIC R&D is the fifteenth global advanced manufacturing research center established originally with Boeing leadership, and is the first sponsored in the United States. The OMIC R&D […]

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Latest CNC Controls at EASTEC & SOUTHTEC

SCHAUMBURG, IL (August 2021) – HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION is delighted to take part in the upcoming in-person EASTEC and SOUTHTEC machine tool trades show in October of this year. At both shows, HEIDENHAIN will host booths to showcase CNC controls and more from multiple motion control component brands – including both ACU-RITE and HEIDENHAIN. At both […]

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Multiple Degrees-of-Freedom Encoders

SCHAUMBURG, IL (August 2021) – With the release of new MULTI Degrees-of-Freedom (MULTI-DOF) encoders, HEIDENHAIN offers machine manufacturers a better way to implement metrology designs to obtain multiple measurements simultaneously and facilitate correcting deviations on the fly. Conventional encoders offer one degree of motion, but these three new encoders do more to serve the demanding […]

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New Highly-Accurate LIKselect Encoder

SCHAUMBURG, IL (June 2021) – The new LIKselect kit-style linear encoder is designed to make machine motion design ideas come to life while saving valuable space and enabling precise positioning within its control loop. Available now from NUMERIK JENA in North America as part of the HEIDENHAIN group, this miniature three-field scanning sensor is offered […]

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Service Upgrades Encoder Testing Capabilities

By David Fuson, Service Operations Manager As part of HEIDENHAIN’s continuing Customer First initiative, the Service Department in Schaumburg, IL, has enhanced its testing capabilities with the acquisition of a new traversing testing device for high-accuracy encoders. Arriving from Germany earlier this year, this new tool is now performing rated speed testing on RON and […]

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