Multiple Degrees-of-Freedom Encoders

SCHAUMBURG, IL (August 2021) – With the release of new MULTI Degrees-of-Freedom (MULTI-DOF) encoders, HEIDENHAIN offers machine manufacturers a better way to implement metrology designs to obtain multiple measurements simultaneously and facilitate correcting deviations on the fly. Conventional encoders offer one degree of motion, but these three new encoders do more to serve the demanding […]

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How to choose the right encoders for semiconductor machinery

You can have all the bandwidth, AI, or optics in the world, but none of it matters if a semiconductor tool cannot meaningfully reach nanometer level precision without compromising its throughput. When the goal is to make precise measurements as quickly as possible, the max speed of a motion system’s axis won’t matter if it’s […]

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Controlling Motion in 9 Challenging Environments

When it comes to choosing motion control equipment, there are countless variables to consider. The type of motion and speed are good first steps, but the environment will almost always need to be factored in too.  Uncommon settings, like high radiation, extreme temperatures and explosive environments, just to name a few, provide their own set […]

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New Highly-Accurate LIKselect Encoder

SCHAUMBURG, IL (June 2021) – The new LIKselect kit-style linear encoder is designed to make machine motion design ideas come to life while saving valuable space and enabling precise positioning within its control loop. Available now from NUMERIK JENA in North America as part of the HEIDENHAIN group, this miniature three-field scanning sensor is offered […]

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How to design long-lasting, precision feedback into semiconductor production machinery

It’s one thing to find something that works. It’s another, to find something that works, can keep up with the high demands and resist wear and tear. There’s only one chance to get as much of that right as possible, in the design stage where the necessary components are identified and specific ones are chosen. […]

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Taking control of cost of ownership in semiconductor production machinery

When it comes to component selection for semiconductor equipment, the name of the game is often cost of ownership. In other words, how long and how well it will perform as designed out-of-the-box and installed into the system, and ultimately, uptime. Semiconductor work is so precise and delicate, that the slightest instability of an image […]

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Eight Tips to OPTIMIZE Your Operation During COVID

During the 2020 IMTS digital trade show, Gisbert Ledvon, HEIDENHAIN’s Business Development Manager of the Machine Tools division, was interviewed by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) for IMTS Network. Ledvon, who started his career as an apprentice toolmaker in Germany and has since held a variety of engineering, marketing and business development positions with leading […]

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Service Upgrades Encoder Testing Capabilities

By David Fuson, Service Operations Manager As part of HEIDENHAIN’s continuing Customer First initiative, the Service Department in Schaumburg, IL, has enhanced its testing capabilities with the acquisition of a new traversing testing device for high-accuracy encoders. Arriving from Germany earlier this year, this new tool is now performing rated speed testing on RON and […]

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ETEL’s UltimET Advanced Motion Controller

SAN JOSE, CA (June 2021) – ETEL’s new UltimET Advanced is a powerful and versatile multi-axis motion controller now available to bring fast real-time processing and a higher level of flexibility to a variety of complex manufacturing applications. This standalone controller from ETEL, a HEIDENHAIN company, is perfect for high-level machine processes in the electronics […]

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