What to Consider When Choosing a Rotary Encoder

Controlled servo drives are used in many areas of automation technology, converting, printing, handling and robotics including production machines and machine tools.

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NEW HEIDENHAIN Diagnostic Tool Available for Onsite Encoder Testing

For HEIDENHAIN encoder customers who would like to do their own onsite encoder testing, HEIDENHAIN now offers the new simple-to-use PWM 20 diagnostic box with ATS (Adjusting and Testing Software).

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NEW Encoders for High Speed Spindles

Spindles are among the key components of a machine tool. Their characteristics are determined by the design, the drive and the bearing systems. Position feedback encoders play a decisive role particularly for the drive performance. HEIDENHAIN is presenting the NEW ERM 2400 encoders, ideal for applications that offer little space and yet require a relatively high accuracy of angular measurement.

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Resolvers vs Encoders for Motion Control

The phrase “more precise control” would generally drive the solution towards an encoder over a resolver. The application of dry food packaging however might tend to drive it back towards a resolver. Here are some characteristics you can consider to help make the decision.

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LTN Specializes In Custom Designs And Assemblies

As many know, Dr. Johannes HEIDENHAIN GmbH has acquired many companies over the past several years. One of them being LTN Servotechnik located in Otterfing Germany, very close to Munich. The company was founded in 1979 and currently employs 100 people.

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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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Early Warning System for Production Systems

If small modules in a plant or machinery break down without notice, the costs for the replacement part are usually out of all proportion to the damage caused by the interruption of production. For example, in the paper industry the costs of each hour of interrupted production are on the order of $7000 and more.

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DID YOU KNOW… – HEIDENHAIN INGERSOLL

…that North America’s largest five-axis gantry machine is located in Detroit and uses the world’s longest HEIDENHAIN linear scales? Called the CyberMill® by machine builder Ingersoll Machine Tools (www.ingersoll.com) in Illinois, this massive machine has an X-axis that is three quarters the length of a football field and is in operation at W Industries (www.w-industries.net), a leader of metal products manufacturing.

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New QUADRA-CHEK® Available Through HEIDENHAIN

The new QUADRA-CHEK® ND 1300 digital readout (DRO) – especially designed for convenient 2-D measurement and featuring a cutting-edge video system – is now available exclusively through the global distribution network of HEIDENHAIN Corporation.

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