Jaw-Dropping Facts in Motion Control #1 & #2

This new quarterly 2020 column will present motion control technologies as jaw-dropping facts in order to highlight how incredibly far we have come in the world of encoders and controls, starting with some truly significant developments in the area of linear kit encoders. By Kevin Kaufenberg, Business Development and Product Manager, Electronics Industry   By […]

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Which touch probe is right for you?

For manufacturers looking to reduce setup times, increase machine usage time and improve the dimensional accuracy of the finished workpieces, touch probes can offer great advantages. In fact, most touch probes on the market today offer easy integration with machine tools and CNC controls—particularly milling machines and other multi-axis machining centers. How touch probes work […]

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Absolute vs. incremental encoders: What’s the difference?

  When it comes to choosing linear or rotary encoders, there are a lot of factors to consider. Chief among them are how to achieve the repeatability, accuracy and resolution needed for the particular motion-control application. The very first decision required to dial these factors in is often between incremental and absolute encoders. Both types […]

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ETEL Expands Popular CHARON2 Motion Platform

SCHAUMBURG, IL (February 2020) – ETEL of the HEIDENHAIN Group has extended its motion systems product offering with the expansion to nine standard versions of CHARON2, its popular motion platform. The CHARON2 was originally designed in 2017 as an entry level platform to be flexible, scalable, modular and upgradable for semiconductor manufacturing applications. With these […]

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Helping The World Understand Earthquakes Better

A Brown University researcher turned to ETEL and HEIDENHAIN for the power and precision he needed to simulate the cause of one of nature’s most powerful forces in the lab. It’s been a passion project of Dr. Terry Tullis, an Emeritus and Research Professor in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Brown […]

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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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Next Generation RSF Kit Angle Encoder Introduced

Schaumburg, IL (August 2019) – RSF Elektronik is now offering a next generation kit angle encoder for motion feedback best suited for applications in robotics, semiconductor, medical and machine tool.   Offered through parent company HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION in North America, this new encoder is available in both absolute (MCR 15) and incremental (MSR 15) versions.  Both […]

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Servo Motors for CNC Machines

Machine tool operators interact directly with the control, tooling and work envelope, but rarely do they handle or even see a machine tool’s feed motors. Yet, it’s one of, if not the most important piece of equipment for producing quality parts. A perfect code, dialed-in offsets, high-performance tooling–none of it matters if the motor is […]

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HSP Combats Contamination in High-Accuracy Positioning

HEIDENHAIN’s unique new signal processing ASIC HSP 1.0 for exposed linear encoders promises to combat all kinds of contamination during operation. It’s a breakthrough in position measurement for high accuracy applications such as semiconductor industry and automatic placement and measuring machines, among others.

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