New ACU-RITE TURNPWR Control Debuts

SCHAUMBURG, IL (August 2020) — Offering lathe machinists a new easy-to-use turning control with state-of-the-art features as standard, HEIDENHAIN presents the highly anticipated ACU-RITE brand TURNPWR control. The new TURNPWR control is a workshop-oriented turning control that enables the user to program conventional machining operations right at the machine in an easy-to-use conversational programming language. […]

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How to find the right encoder for a servo motor

Servo motors are a kind of direct drive motor that, generally speaking, pack a lot of power into a component that doesn’t need to take up a lot of space. On average, they 2-3 times more rated torque and 5-10 times more rated torque over short periods. This makes them ideal for high-tech machinery and […]

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New Motion System: Unmatched Performance

SCHAUMBURG, IL (July 2020) – Providing high throughput for heavy payloads in semiconductor manufacturing comes the newest VULCANO2 motion system from ETEL of the HEIDENHAIN Group. With its gantry stacked-axes architecture and ETEL’s renowned iron-core linear motors coupled with HEIDENHAIN’s optical encoders, the compact VULCANO2 offers unmatched performance at nanometer-level position stability. The VULCANO2 is […]

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Strategies for solving today’s biggest motion control challenges

Each project, each application, each system will always have its own set of complex motion control challenges; it’s staggering how many variables can be involved. Pair that with the fact that the market for motion control technology is poised to reach nearly $23 billion by 2022, according to the Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA), […]

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How machine tool feedback can reveal or hide axis errors

Solutions for avoiding thermally induced dimensional deviations of workpieces have become more crucial than ever for the machine tool building industry. Thermal drift is primarily caused by feed axes on the basis of recirculating ball screws. The temperature distribution along ball screws can change very rapidly by feed rates and moving forces. Machine tool builders […]

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Expanded West Coast Headquarters Opens

San Jose, CA (July 2020) – HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION announces the opening of its newly completed West Coast headquarters. This includes the expansion of its executive, sales and technical support offices, as well as demo facilities in San Jose, CA. “We completed this project as part of our commitment to continued growth objectives and support of […]

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Next Gen RENCO Encoders for Motors

SCHAUMBURG, IL (June 2020) – HEIDENHAIN is proud to announce the release of its next generation of RENCO brand rotary encoders to the market. This new generation includes an upgraded R35i model and a successor to the RCML15 encoder with the R35iL low profile encoder. Both solutions are equipped with a new OPTO-ASIC that provides […]

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AMO Encoders for Functional Safety-rated Machines

SCHAUMBURG, IL (June 2020) — For those needing Functional Safety-rated (FS) contamination-resistant encoders for machine feedback, AMO — a HEIDENHAIN brand — introduces FS absolute angle and linear encoders. While Functional Safety-rated machines are a standard requirement in the European Union, machine manufacturers outside the EU are now seeing the benefit of including FS in […]

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How controllers and feedback affect motor performance

The motor itself is one thing, but other components play important roles in the overall effectiveness of the motor, specifically, the controller and feedback device. We’re in the unique position to have expertise in each, both as they relate specifically to motors and independently.   The impact of controllers on torque motors The best torque […]

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