Encoders for CNC machining applications
Few mechanical systems depend on a combination of speed, accuracy and repeatability more than the modern machine tool—especially in the age of multi-axis, CNC machinery and small-part, small-production runs. A metalworking operation is only as strong as its weakest link; one scrapped part not only inflicts added material costs, but also often affects the productivity […]
The 6 latest trends in direct drive motor technology
Despite the maturity of the machine tool industry, allowing for many advancements in engineering design over the span of decades, a machine is still limited by what the builder is able to implement. One of the most important choices builders make in the development stages of a machining platform is which type of motor to use.
New video illustrates breakthrough in lab automation design
Achieving the high throughput and extraordinary accuracy necessary for lab automation—liquid handling, DNA sequencing and sample analysis to name a few—is extremely challenging. But now, a groundbreaking partnership between HEIDENHAIN, ETEL and IMT are changing lab automation design forever.