Magnetic Spindle Encoder Now with Functional Safety

August 14, 2017

SCHAUMBURG, IL (August 2017) – HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION is pleased to announce improvements to its ERM 2200 and 2400 series of magnetic modular angle encoders with Functional Safety in mind. The ERM series has long been used by machine manufacturers around the world with great success and enthusiasm.

In keeping with the growing trend requiring “Functionally Safe” axes (an EU standard) on machines, HEIDENHAIN has improved its ERM angle encoders to permit mounting to include a mechanical fault exclusion of these encoders, a key requirement in making a machine Functionally Safe.

These changes include deeper, more robust fastener mounting holes in the reader head and fastener holes in the scale drum itself. While making these changes, HEIDENHAIN also consolidated the reader head designs into a single, smaller footprint so the new heads will drop into the old designed space.

New ERM 2xxx reader heard design (left) vs. old 2xxx design (right)

For complete information on the entire line of ERM – Magnetic Modular Angle Encoders, please click here.

HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION is the North American subsidiary of DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH, a leading international manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment. Our product line includes linear scales, rotary and angular encoders, digital readouts, digital length gauges, CNC controls, and machine inspection equipment.

For more information, contact HEIDENHAIN’s Product Specialist Thomas F. LaRocca at (847) 519-3398 or write to us at HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION, 333 E. State Parkway, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

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