HEIDENHAIN Introduces Encoder Diagnostics Tool for Mobile Use
December 12, 2016
HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION announces the release of its next generation testing device, the PWT 100. The PWT 100 is a compact standalone device used for checking the function and adjustment of HEIDENHAIN encoders, and is ideal for mobile use. This is especially useful in clean areas where laptop computers are not allowed.
The new PWT 100 incorporates a 4.3-inch touchscreen used for display and operation, along with supporting multiple serial interfaces such as EnDat 2.2, Fanuc Serial Interface, Mitsubishi High Speed Interface, and Panasonic Serial Interface upon release. Further feedback options, along with incremental signals, will become available in the future through software expansions and firmware updates.
The PWT 100 supports a variety of functions depending on the encoder or the interface.
For encoders with EnDat interface, for example, the PWT is capable of displaying position values, enables the user to read out the online diagnostics, shift datums and use further inspection functions. For a full list of available functions please refer to the product information brochure.
In comparison to HEIDENHAIN’s current PWM 20 inspection device, the PWT 100 has a simpler performance range with significantly larger measuring tolerances but can be used to complement the PWM 20 for checking the function of encoders.
The PWT 100 can be ordered with or without a service case. Depending on the order, a wall adapter power supply is included in delivery.