What are torque motors and why do they work so well?

Today, direct-drive technology is recognized as a leading solution for the requirements of high-productivity, improved accuracy and increased dynamics of modern machinery. They are rigid, more compact, provide high dynamic performance, reduce cost of ownership, simplify the design of the machine and reduce wear and maintenance. What is a torque motor? Torque motors are a […]

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New GAGE-CHEK for Metrology Applications

SCHAUMBURG, IL (May 2020) — With its rugged industrial design, HEIDENHAIN’s new shop-floor hardened GAGE-CHEK 2000 evaluation electronics box is now available. Offered as a plug-and-play embedded system along with HEIDENHAIN-brand encoders including length gages, this solid metrology unit provides reliable basic measurement of 1D values. The new GAGE-CHEK 2000 is well suited for positioning […]

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How to choose the right torque motor

Many factors need to be considered when choosing a torque motor to ensure outstanding system performance. Here is a basic overview of some of the key selection factors that should be taken into account when choosing a torque motor. If you’re still curious about why direct-drive motors are so effective, you can read a detailed […]

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Canadian Mold Shop Tracks Growth

Founded in 1987 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, ServiceMold + Aerospace Inc. is not your typical mold shop. While the core competence remains the design, engineering and building of molds for the automotive industry, the company has emerged as a contract, build-to-spec supplier of parts for many throughout North America and Europe, including for aerospace and […]

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RENCO/Applied Motion Support Ventilator Project

SCHAUMBURG, IL (May 2020) — In a collaborative effort to support the healthcare industry during this COVID-19 crisis, HEIDENHAIN is working with Applied Motion Products, Inc. to expedite critical components to a large manufacturer of ventilators. Now in various stages of delivery, the Applied Motion Products’ StepSERVO Integrated Motors equipped with HEIDENHAIN’s RENCO encoders are […]

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

This new 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 now, many […]

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The difference between single-turn and multi-turn encoders

Of the many types of encoders , rotary encoders provide rotary positioning feedback. One of the distinctions between this type of encoder is single-turn and multi-turn. The functional difference is if you need to keep track of total revolutions or the distance traveled beyond 360 degrees. They both have an important place in machine and […]

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Gen 3 TNC 640 & Forward-Looking Technology

SCHAUMBURG, IL (April 2020) – HEIDENHAIN is excited to bring to market its new Gen 3 version of its high-end TNC 640 control for machine manufacturers and end users looking for forward-thinking manufacturing capabilities. This control is useful for machines ranging from 3-axis milling to 5-axis simultaneous machining with milling, turning and grinding operations with […]

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Free Downloadable Upgrade for ACU-RITE DROs

SCHAUMBURG, IL (March 2020) – Further enhancing the already extremely popular digital readouts (DROs) found in machine shops across the world, HEIDENHAIN’s ACU-RITE brand is now making available new free downloadable upgrade software with new features. This free upgrade promises to assist all users of current model ACU-RITE digital readouts to be more productive and […]

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